/

Aberystwyth is a research-led university, offering a diverse range of Master’s and PhD programmes. Academic staff are research-active and work on the cutting-edge of their respective disciplines: from the outset they have students' future aspirations in mind. The university is in a stunning location, in a safe, friendly and lively town.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

1,130 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 53%
  • Part Time 47%

Domicile

  • UK 77%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 14%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Librarianship & Information Management 5 265 270
Education 5 140 145
Biological Sciences 100 20 120
Politics 30 55 85
Agriculture & Forestry 5 75 75
Law 20 45 60
Geography & Environmental Science 10 45 55
Business & Management Studies 20 35 55
History 15 30 45
Art & Design 10 30 35
Computer Science 20 10 30
Creative Writing 10 10 20
Physics & Astronomy 20 0 20
English 5 10 15
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 5 15
Psychology 10 0 10
Mathematics 10 0 10
Celtic Studies 5 5 10
Communication & Media Studies 0 5 5
Accounting & Finance 0 5 5
Economics 5 0 5
Marketing 0 5 5
Sports Science 5 0 5
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,100
Mixed -
Laboratory 6,950
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • A wide variety of scholarships, loans and research grants are available to UK, EU and International postgraduates. 
  • To find out more – and for a handy funding and scholarship calculator – please refer to the university website.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Aberystwyth guarantees all first-year postgraduates university accommodation, providing their application is submitted by the published date and that an offer of accommodation is responded to by the stated deadline. 
  • The university provides bespoke postgraduate residences with the option for longer contracts.