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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

1,151 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 55%
  • Part Time 45%

Domicile

  • UK 80%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 15%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Librarianship & Information Management 5 265 265
Biological Sciences 100 35 135
Education 5 110 115
Business & Management Studies 20 60 80
Politics 25 50 75
Agriculture & Forestry 5 70 70
Geography & Environmental Science 10 55 65
Law 20 40 60
Other 20 30 50
History 15 35 50
Art & Design 5 35 40
Creative Writing 15 20 30
Computer Science 15 10 25
Physics & Astronomy 15 5 15
English 5 10 10
Mathematics 5 5 10
Accounting & Finance 5 10 10
Psychology 10 0 10
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 0 10
Sports Science 5 0 5
Celtic Studies 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 5 5
Economics 5 0 5
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • A range of scholarships, loans and research grants are available. Please refer to the university website for details, including a funding and scholarship calculator.

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.