Aberystwyth University

History

  • Established in 1872, Aberystwyth was the first university institution in Wales.
  • Aberystwyth University has pioneered a number of academic disciplines – drama, geography, international politics and Welsh were first taught to degree level at Aberystwyth.
  • The university has an international reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research.
  • The university comprises 18 academic departments, grouped into 6 institutes: Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences; Literature, Languages & Creative Arts; Geography, History, Politics and Psychology; Management, Law & Information Science; Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science; Education, Graduate & Professional Development.

Location and Transport

  • Superbly located on the coast in central Wales, the university's campus enjoys spectacular views over the sea.
  • University buildings, student residences and the Students' Union are located within a short walk of each other and the town centre.
  • The railway station is located at the heart of Aberystwyth, providing easily accessible rail links to the Midlands and beyond.