About Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth University, on the west coast of Wales, is your place to study, explore and grow. Since 1872, we’ve built a global reputation for teaching excellence and groundbreaking research. Today, we welcome students from all over the world to our undergraduate, postgraduate, pgce and MBA.

Why Aberystwyth?

  • Welsh University of the Year
    The Times & Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020

  • Best university in Wales and one of the top 5 universities in the UK for overall student satisfaction
    National Student Satisfaction Survey 2020

  • University of the year for Teaching Quality 2018 & 2019
    The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 & 2018

  • Gold Award, 2018
    Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF 2018)

  • 97% of graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduation
    Higher Education Satistics Agency 2018

  • Top in the UK for satisfaction with feedback
    The Guardian University League Table 2020

  • 2nd in the UK for overall satisfaction with course
    The Guardian University League Table 2020

  • 2nd in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching
    The Guardian University League Table 2020

  • 95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard
    Research Excellence Framework 2014

Subjects Ranking

  • #7 Modern Languages & Linguistics
  • #8 Art
  • #8 Agriculture, Forestry & Food
  • #10 Politics
  • #11 Accounting & Finance
  • #14 Media & Film Studies
  • #16 English & Creative Writing
  • #16 Sport Sciences
  • #15 Economics
  • #31 Psychology
  • #32 Earth & Marine Science
  • #34 Mathematics
  • #36 Environmental Studies
  • #36 Biosciences
  • #72 Computer Sciences & Information System
  • #83 Law (Recognised in Malaysia)

Popular Courses

Why study Law at Aberystwyth University?

  • It is a practical law degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and academics.
  • Upon completion, you will be eligible to continue vocational training on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC);
  • Successful completion of particular modules will grant you exemption from certain professional examinations;
  • Taught by professionals who are active for large organisations e.g. GRETA, the Country Side Commission for Wales, the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights;
  • Excellent social and professional opportunities, visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London;
  • Option to do a work placement module in different areas of law;
    Option to study abroad in the second year at one of our many partner universities in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia;
  • Recognised by Malaysia BAR Council

Career opportunities:

  • You will be a strong candidate for training to become a barrister or a solicitor;
  • Your LLB in Law offers you the possibility to succeed in many different areas including criminology, financial management, business, human resources, international relations, journalism and education.
Duration: 4 years

In the first foundation year, you will be introduced to core components of Law.

2nd year onwards, please refer to the rest of the Law degree courses

Duration: 3 years Intakes: September

1st year:

  • you will receive core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations
  • you will explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal system
  • you will explore the relationship of the judicial precedent and the court system
  • you will analyse the process of creating legislation and how it is interpreted by judges.

In your second year and third year, you will be introduced to:

  • EU Law
  • Public Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts Land Law.

You will also be able to tailor your study through careful selection from a range of elective modules.

Teaching Method
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars which are innovating and high quality allowing you to realise your potential.

In your lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and relevant up to date information. You will also have access to recorded versions of lectures.

Our tutorials and seminars are an opportunity for you to discuss particular legal themes or topics, to evaluate and obtain feedback on your individual learning whilst at the same time improving your construction of legal arguments.

You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises.

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your time at the Aberystwyth Law School. Your personal tutor will be the key contact when you have issues or queries.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations

Duration: 3 years Intakes: September

1st year:

  • you will receive core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations
  • you will explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal system
  • you will explore the relationship of the judicial precedent and the court system
  • you will analyse the process of creating legislation and how it is interpreted by judges.

In your second year and third year, you will be introduced to:

  • EU Law
  • Public Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts Land Law.
  • Commercial Law.

You will also be able to tailor your study through careful selection from a range of elective modules.

Teaching Method
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars which are innovating and high quality allowing you to realise your potential.

In your lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and relevant up to date information. You will also have access to recorded versions of lectures.

Our tutorials and seminars are an opportunity for you to discuss particular legal themes or topics, to evaluate and obtain feedback on your individual learning whilst at the same time improving your construction of legal arguments.

You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises.

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your time at the Aberystwyth Law School. Your personal tutor will be the key contact when you have issues or queries.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations

Duration: 3 years Intakes: September

1st year:

  • you will receive core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations
  • you will explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal system
  • you will explore the relationship of the judicial precedent and the court system
  • you will analyse the process of creating legislation and how it is interpreted by judges.

In your second year and third year, you will be introduced to:

  • EU Law
  • Public Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts Land Law.

You will also be able to tailor your study through careful selection from a range of elective modules.

Teaching Method
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars which are innovating and high quality allowing you to realise your potential.

In your lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and relevant up to date information. You will also have access to recorded versions of lectures.

Our tutorials and seminars are an opportunity for you to discuss particular legal themes or topics, to evaluate and obtain feedback on your individual learning whilst at the same time improving your construction of legal arguments.

You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises.

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your time at the Aberystwyth Law School. Your personal tutor will be the key contact when you have issues or queries.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations

Duration: 1 year Intakes: September

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice approaches criminology and related subject areas from a literary perspective, with students gaining an in-depth understanding of a wide range of contemporary areas related to criminology, including criminology justice policies and practices. This scheme will give students the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of the most important theories of criminal behaviour, assess their current relevance and analyse their implications for controlling crime. This scheme is intended to open up the study of criminology at postgraduate level to a wider audience, including those coming from a non-social science background, or to enhance and develop the learning of graduates from criminology or a related discipline. There is significant scope and flexibility with this scheme, enabling students to tailor their studies according to their own interests. A range of assessment methods have been adopted to suitably challenge and motivate students to enable them to develop the requisite knowledge and understanding in the area of criminology and criminal justice matters. Throughout the scheme, there is an emphasis on self-directed learning, engagement with the classical and contemporary criminological theory and debate, and application of core criminological perspectives and principles to specific areas of consideration. Students will be provided with the fundamental skills in research design and a critical understanding of the theoretical foundations of research and its application in Criminology and Law. In the final semester, they will complete an independent piece of critical research, undertaking a systematic review of relevant literature, policy based documents and research in an area of their choosing (guided by academic staff).

During the first two semesters you will normally have one two-three hour class per module per week. This consists of an integrated lecture and seminar time. You will also have the opportunity to meet with module co-ordinators for additional assistance and learner support during their office hours. Students are also invited to attend the weekly departmental research seminars led by academics in the Department, guest speakers and PhD students. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their Personal Tutor and their assigned Dissertation Supervisor in Semester 3.

Assessment:

The assessment regime for this scheme has been carefully considered to enable the appropriate assessment of students as per the latest QAA Benchmarking Statement for Masters Degrees Criminology (2019) and in an effort to maximise the development of transferable graduate skills suitable for careers in research, criminal justice agencies and voluntary organisations in the crime and justice field. Across the schemes, students will be engage with a variety of assessment types.

Assessment types include (depending on module choice): essay and report writing; individual / group presentations; producing an academic article; facilitating a group workshop; design and development of a portfolio; production of a Podcast and a production of a Wiki. In Semester 3, students design, conduct and evaluate their own independent research in the dissertation module.

Duration: 3 years Intakes: September

Whether you are interested in the moving image as an art form or an industry, our diverse degree in Film and Television Studies will give you the space to explore different technical and critical approaches in a creative environment.

We offer specialist teaching on documentary film-making, fiction film-making, experimental film-making, multiplatform production, studio production and scriptwriting, as well as art cinema, horror and cult cinema, Hollywood, gender studies, television aesthetics, digital cultures, and video games.

Designed to equip students with a combination of practical skills, creative confidence and critical awareness, this versatile course opens up multiple pathways into an exciting industry.

Why study Film & Television Studies at Aberystwyth?

  • You will be taught and mentored by a team of internationally known experts and practitioners
  • You will benefit from our complementary learning experiences where theory and practice are designed to feed into each other.
  • As a department, students benefit from our connections with key industry partners, such as the BBC, S4C, BAFTA Cymru, Tribeca Film Festival (New York), Fiction Factory, Tinopolis, Edinburgh International Film Festival, the National Broadcast Archive of Wales at the National Library of Wales and Avid. These partners provide an excellent opportunity to network and liaise with those in the industry before graduation
  • You will have access to our superb facilities and resources for practical work: three rehearsal studios, each with flexible technical facilities; 2 large professionally-equipped studios with digital lighting rigs controlled via ETC Congo and Strand Lighting consoles, Yamaha and Soundcraft PAs, Sanyo AV systems and Strand lighting and two NXAMP; and costume and wardrobe facilities
  • On our campus and situated next door to the Arts Centre is one of the largest Arts Centres in Wales, which regularly presents screenings, talks, master classes, exhibitions and film festivals
Duration: 3 years Intakes: September

The BA in Media & Communication Studies at Aberystwyth University explores who controls and owns our media, how media content is produced, and what kind of impact the media has on us as audiences. We will also introduce you to some of the key media and communication theorists and will consider how you can apply their thinking to your own study of media and communications. This degree will allow you to study in great detail the following: media fandom, advertising, news analysis, website design, digital culture, children and the media, surveillance society, language and the media, media history and policy together with creative practice experience in multi -platform production and experimental media. Your three years of study will be dynamic, invigorating and stimulating. Scroll down to find out more!

Why study Media and Communication studies at Aberystwyth?

  • You will be taught and mentored by staff who are experts in the field of Media and Communication, have excellent connections to the industry, contribute to national debates on the media, and are at the forefront of research in the field.
  • Students on this course will have a deeper understanding of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, linguistics and marketing.
  • Students will be taught in vibrant, modern and dynamic teaching facilities including a brand new PC lab designed to assimilate the digital media industry, digital production and editing suites.
  • Our industry links are embedded at the heart of the department with the BBC Wales, regional office and broadcast situated by the entrance.
  • Students can exploit full access to the National Sound and Screen Archive of Wales which is a stone’s through away from the Penglais campus.
Duration: 3 years Intakes: September

The BA in Media and Creative Writing and Aberystwyth University enables you to learn the strategic and structural components of the media industry while at the same time pursuing, improving and developing your creative writing skills. The Creative Writing component of this degree will enable you to focus on the craft of writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screen plays and more. You will also develop the critical and analytical skills necessary for a career in a broad array of creative industry. In addition, the Media component of this course will provide you the opportunity to widen your knowledge and explore who controls and owns our media, how content is produced and what kind of impact the media has on the audiences. The Media and Creative Writing degree scheme will provide you with a solid foundation to develop your powers of expression, hone your critical thinking and establish specialist knowledge and research skills.

Why study BA Media and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University?  

The course 

• Taught by two departments (the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies and the Department of English and Creative Writing) you will have an opportunity to study in great detail the following: media fandom, advertising, news analysis, website design, digital culture, children and the media, surveillance society, language and the media, media history and policy together with the exploration of the connections between creative and critical thinking and develop a deep understanding of the relationship between professional practice and imaginative thought.

• The Creative Writing component of this course will enable you to engage with a variety of approaches to literature and cultural history, combining critical thinking with scholarship. During the duration of this course, the various core and optional modules will give you an insight into literary theory, philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and problematise the ways we read.

• The various core and optional modules available to you during the duration of this course will give you a deeper understanding of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, linguistics and marketing.

 Facilities 

• At Aberystwyth University, our students benefit from our strategic closeness to the National Library of Wales. This is a copyright library which houses every book that has been published in the United Kingdom. In addition, it also home to National Sound and Screen Archive in Wales which is a valuable resource to your research.

• On the University campus, our facilities include the Hugh Owen Library which is open 24/7, the Students’ Union, the Sports Centre and the Arts Centre which has close and deep links with the departments of Theatre, Film and Television Studies and the department of English and Creative Writing. The multitude of facilities on Penglais campus ensures that your student experience is memorable and exceptional.

• The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies has strong links with external industry, these include the BBC Wales which houses it regional office in the heart of the Department, Boom Cymru, Avanti, Arad Goch and the Mid-Wales Arts Centre. The Department itself is modern, vibrant and has all the latest teaching facilities that media student requires, this includes a brand-new PC lab designed to assimilate the digital media industry, digital production and editing suits, a viewing cinema, a television studio and modern learning spaces.

The producer’s role is a business-orientated one and the MA in Film Producing, at Aberystwyth University, focuses on exactly that: the business of film producing.

You will learn how the role requires the development of an integrated portfolio of skills that facilitates engagement with all aspects of the film making process. It is this accumulation of varied and various skills that equips the producer to function effectively and responsibly as the ultimate decision-maker. By the end of this course, you will understand the structure of a script, how that script lives and breathes and more importantly how it can be costed and scheduled.

The majority of modules will be taught by academic staff from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies. The single business-related module, in Financial Analysis and Decision Making, will be taught by academic staff from the Aberystwyth Business School.

  • Enjoy a stimulating Masters course that will help you understand all of the aspects of film producing so that you can make key, informed decisions with regard to value and cost that are fundamental to any film’s financial success;
  • Learn from leading industry experts
  • We will invite industry professionals to host masterclasses in the department, providing you with exceptional networking opportunities that no other University in the UK can match;
  • This course will prepare you for a career in the film industry, particularly in film producing;
  • We have constructed a viewing, dubbing and grading theatre which will allow you to produce, complete and screen your film production project in a professional environment, ensuring that you can achieve the best result;
  • Our department has superb facilities and resources for practical work in film and television: o 3 camera High Definition television studio and gallery with chroma key and auto-cue capability; o 33 editing systems with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro software; o 50 industry standard HD cameras – P2 and AVCHD formats; DSLR and GoPro cameras available; o 3 rehearsal studios, each with flexible technical facilities; o 2 large professionally-equipped studios with digital lighting rigs controlled via ETC Congo and Strand Lighting consoles, Yamaha and Soundcraft PAs, Sanyo AV systems and Strand lighting and two NXAMP; o Costume and wardrobe facilities.
  • The Sound and Screen archive at the National Library of Wales offers an unrivalled source of material relating to Wales and its people.
  • The Aberystwyth Arts Centre is situated on the main campus and is a popular venue where you can enjoy performances and screenings of all kinds.

Aberystwyth is the first and only university in Wales to open a School of Veterinary Science.

In collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), both Aberystwyth School of Veterinary Science and the RVC will deliver and welcome the first cohort of students on the BVSc Veterinary Science degree from September 2021.

For the first two years of the BVSc Veterinary Science degree will be taught in the Veterinary Education Centre, located on Penglais Campus.

The Veterinary Education Centre will be welcoming its first cohort of students from 2021.

The Veterinary Education Centre will provide clinical skills and companion handling training rooms. Additional facilities in the Veterinary Education Center will include space for teaching anatomy and communal study space for students to discuss and prepare before class.

In addition to Aberystwyth’s strong laboratory-based facilities on Penglais Campus including the development of the Veterinary Education Centre, specific facilities of relevance to the BVSc course

Duration: 5 years Intakes: September

This jointly hosted Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) degree offers you a unique opportunity to train at two world-leading scientific and educational institutions: the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and Aberystwyth University.

This exciting new course combines the scientific and clinical expertise from both organisations to help students gain wide-ranging veterinary training, and it will be especially appealing to those interested in veterinary careers within Wales or in rural mixed practice.

In the first two years you will be based in the heart of Wales at Aberystwyth University, studying the biology underpinning veterinary sciences, acquiring basic farm animal, horse and companion animal handling and examination skills, developing your communication, problem solving and team working skills. Aberystwyth University has a long history of animal health teaching and research and is committed to educational excellence.

In your third, fourth and fifth years you will be based at the RVC’s Hawkshead Campus in Hertfordshire where you will acquire the advanced knowledge and practical skills in the clinical sciences necessary for you to become a registerable veterinarian. During this period your clinical training will be undertaken in a range of the RVC’s clinical facilities and affiliated veterinary practices as well as a specific rotation at Aberystwyth University focused on production animal issues relevant to Wales.

The RVC has three outstanding academic and clinical departments. Lecturers at Aberystwyth University and the RVC in each department are not only world-class researchers and clinicians who are passionate about their field; they are highly qualified teaching professionals. At Aberystwyth University, students will benefit from the extensive university farms, Lluest Equine Centre and other teaching facilities.

During the fourth and fifth years:

The majority of teaching during the fourth and fifth years of the programme is in the form of clinical rotations, where you will work in small groups in a variety of clinical environments.

Students participate in both intramural rotations and ClinEMS placements across species and disciplines. They will also undertake a research project of their choice.

Duration: 4 years Intakes: September

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, at Aberystwyth University, involves the development of artificial systems, and is becoming increasingly relevant in commercial and domestic life.Examples of current and emerging artificial systems include home robots (for entertainment or assisting those with special needs), supply chain management systems, robots used in medical practice, robots in space, on land and at sea. Researchers from Aberystwyth have been active in all these areas. You will grasp the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in a supportive learning environment, with the opportunity to jump start your career with your Integrated Year in Industrial and Professional Training.

 

Why study Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Aberystwyth University?

  • Employability is embedded in the structure of this degree.
  • You will have access to mobile and aerial robots, vision and motion tracking systems, micro controller systems and laser scanners.
  • You will have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers.
  • You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences.
  • You will have access to robotic equipment including Arduinos, mobile robots and sailing robots.
Duration: 4 years Intakes: September

Business Information Technology (with Industrial Year), at Aberystwyth University, explores how professionals manipulate technology to answer business problems.

With exposure to the key building blocks for business efficiency that includes Systems Analysis, Database Applications, Business Environment, E-Commerce / E-Business systems, Web Programming and Web Tools, you’ll quickly learn how to analyse business requirements and translate them into effective business systems.

Enhance your career prospects even further with the Year in Industry opportunity. On successful completion, you’ll have amassed the range of core skills and capabilities – highly transferable – and sought by employers of this discipline.

 

Why study Business Information Technology at Aberystwyth University?

  • Employability is embedded in the structure of this degree.
  • You will have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers.
  • You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences.
Duration: 4 years Intakes: September

Computer Science, here at Aberystwyth University, covers a wide range of fundamentals – infrastructure, programming, web development, communication, technology and more.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which allows you to develop the skills needed to solve complex problems that include analysis, design, solution choice and implementation.

Skills acquired from this course are taught from cutting-edge research, in a supportive learning environment and are highly sought after by future employers – with the Integrated Industrial and Professional Training Year you will jump start your career prospects.

Why study Computer Science with an Integrated Industrial Year at Aberystwyth University?

  • Employability is embedded in the structure of this degree.
  • The degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives you a head start when you enter the competitive job market.
  • You will have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers.
  • It is taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences.
  • You will have access to robotic equipment including Arduinos, mobile robots and sailing robots.
Duration: 4 years Intakes: September

The BSc Data Science with integrated year in industry degree at Aberystwyth University combines mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches to equip you with the essential skills you will need to make sense of vast amounts of data and forge a successful career in this arena.

Data science is entrenched in many aspects of modern society, and as the world generates increasing amounts of information about scientific research or our online shopping habits and social media usage, there is a rapidly growing global demand for people who can analyse and interpret such ‘Big’ Data. Data science is a stimulating area of study with strong employability prospects in a field which is currently experiencing a shortage of suitably qualified graduates.

Experts from our Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science will train you in programming and database design, data modelling, probability and estimation, statistical techniques and methods for testing software systems. A wide range of optional modules throughout the course enables you to focus your interests in particular areas or maintain a breadth of study. On graduation you will be well-positioned for a career in a range of industries which demand quantitative analysis or to pursue further study.

This four-year course includes an integrated year in industry, enabling you to gain the valuable experience that employers look for, giving you a head-start in the competitive job market on graduation.

 

Why study Data Science at Aberystwyth?

  • This course is taught jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth University since 1872, making the university the first in Wales to teach this subject. Our established heritage alongside our strong research based teaching ensures an innovative and stimulating experience.
  • The combination of the modules delivered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics will give you a strong grounding in the underlying theory of Data Science as well as the practical skills to be able to apply that theory in real world data analytics.
  • Upon successful completion of this degree, you will be able to design and carry out analysis of large sets of data and can draw implications from the results.  This course will allow you to understand how data collected by companies can have a large effect on their operations.
Duration: 2 years Intakes: September

The Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth has a strong research focus on techniques and applications of intelligent systems, working with many major companies. Our taught Masters degrees draw on this focus, and link to the expertise and interests of the Department. They are designed to meet the needs of both students wanting a foundation for a career in research, and those wanting to expand on their skills to accelerate their industrial career.

Contemporary software is frequently developed to function in distributed systems. Applications are deployed across multiple computers, interacting to provide services and to solve problems in a distributed way. This Masters course is suitable for students intending to pursue a career in the software industry, and is a qualifying Masters Degree for Chartered Engineer status. It can also lead to a career in research.

Duration: 1 year Intakes: September

Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we live. Applications permeate all aspects of our lives, ranging from health and social care through fraud prevention and computer games to digital assistants. The MSc Artificial Intelligence at Aberystwyth University will give you an opportunity to study machine learning and computational intelligence, applied data mining, and statistical concepts, methods and tools.

Examples of current and emerging artificial systems include home robots (for entertainment or assisting those with special needs), supply chain management systems, robots used in medical practice, robots in space, on land and at sea.Researchers from Aberystwyth have been active in all these areas.

Duration: 1 year Intakes: September

Data Science is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary area, with applications in business, government, public health, and the sciences. Its applications range from identifying customers’ buying patterns and monitoring machinery to tracking the spread of a disease and logging and improving an individual’s health. There is therefore a huge unfilled demand for graduates with skills in ‘Big Data’.

Why study MSc Data Science at Aberystwyth University?

  • Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014
  • Opportunity to study in Departments with links to many major companies and a strong research focus
  • Opportunity for graduates of any discipline to significantly enhance their employability
  • Opportunity to apply the knowledge from this course to other areas, including your initial undergraduate discipline
  • 98% of the Department of Computer Science’s research, and 100% of the Department of Mathematical Sciences’ research was of an internationally recognised standard or higher – REF 2014
  • Aberystwyth Department of Computer Science graduates exceed the national subject area average for employability
  • Our taught masters degrees are designed to meet the needs both of students intending a career in research, and those who want to accelerate an industrial career

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