Aberystwyth: The first University Institution in Wales

  • Aberystwyth Postgraduate Students join a thriving and cosmopolitan postgraduate community.
  • attend a convenient, compact and friendly campus institution in a stunning environment.
  • enjoy access to the National Library of Wales (one of the five great copyright libraries), adjacent to the campus.
  • utilise information services that are among the best in the UK.
  • study in departments that are highly graded for their research and teaching, and are approved and recognised by research councils.

Postgraduate Information

International Students

For over 133 years, the University has welcomed students from across the world. Today, the University is home to over 850 international students from over 90 countries worldwide. The majority of these students are postgraduates, bringing with them a range of different perspectives and experiences, which enrich the postgraduate community at Aberystwyth. Whatever course you choose, you can be assured that Aberystwyth provides you with a high quality education and an opportunity to enjoy a friendly, culturally diverse academic community.

Applying for Postgraduate study

The University considers all applications for postgraduate study on their academic merits. Our assessment of your application will be based upon the information provided in the application form and the references. Please complete the application form as fully as possible. You may also enclose a CV and personal statement and we encourage you to include any other relevant documents to support your application. If you can provide a fax number and an email, these will help to speed up communication during the admissions process.

International Students

Information regarding visas, immigration procedures, health care and welfare facilities, travel arrangements etc. may be obtained from the following website:


Alternatively, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office:

Email: pg-admissions@aber.ac.uk
Tel: +44 1970 622089

The Language of Instruction

English is the main language of instruction for postgraduate study at Aberystwyth. If your first language is not English, you will need to prove to us that you have sufficient competence in the language to enable you to benefit fully from your studies. The results of any language tests are only valid for 2 years.
Acceptable language qualifications include:

  1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  2. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL){Computer Based or Paper Based}

    Qualifications are acceptable only if they were gained in the last two years.

    Subject specific entry requirements are:


Science subjects (general)6.0a) 213 & 4.0 Essay Rating
b) 550
MSc Environmental Impact Assessment
MSc Managing the Environment
6.5a) 237 & 5.0 Essay Rating
b) 580

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