Aberystwyth University Ranking Profile

Aberystwyth University is a top ranking university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. It was founded in 1872 as University College Wales. The university is ranked among the world's top 500 in THE-QS World Rankings.

The university has the following Academic Departments:
  • Art
  • Welsh
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • English & Creative Writing
  • Education & Lifelong Learning
  • European Languages
  • Geography & Earth Sciences
  • History & Welsh History
  • Information Studies
  • International Politics
  • Law and Criminology
  • Management & Business
  • Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Theatre, Film & Television Studies
  • Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences
Ratings and Ranking Profile:

- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, it is ranked 370th globally in 2006, and in the range 401-500th globally in 2007 and 2008.

- 46th in The Times Good University Guide 2010 (rated 39th in 2008 and 43rd in 2009). It was ranked 2nd in Wales after Cardiff University and 39th overall in the 2008 league table.

- According to the Camplete University Guide, it is rated 43rd in 2008, 45th in 2009 and 55th in 2010.

- 71st in the Guardian University Guide 2010 (placed 69th in 2009).

- 5th in the UK in 2006 and 10th in 2007 for overall student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey.

- Joint 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (Times 2008).

- 45th nationally in the RAE 2008 Rating.

- Computer science department is ranked 17th in the UK, and 1st in Wales (RAE 2008).

- 2nd in Wales for quality of research and 41st out of 119 in the UK according to the Research Fortnight RAE 2008 Quality Index of University Research.

- 8th out of 78 institutions for Geography and Environmental Sciences (Times 2010).

- 11th out of 60 universities for Geography and Environmental Studies (Guardian 2009).

- 53rd in the Green League Table for 2008.

- 43rd in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking (2007).

- 63rd in The Push League Table 2008.

- 4th for Librarianship and Information Management, 13th for Art and Design, 19th for Drama, Dance and Cinematics, 24th for Geology, 28th for Hospitality; Leisure; Sport; Recreation and Tourism Programs, 31st for History Degree Courses (Times 2009).

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