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Study In Wales

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:47

Wales offers postgraduate students and incredible array of choices. If you’d like to study by the coast or in a bustling city, Wales offers you a number of attractive choices.

Wales, or to use its proper name in Welsh Cymru is rich in history and scenery, with hundreds of castles, Britain’s most famous national parks and miles of picturesque coastline.

The Millennium stadium in Cardiff one of the best in the world and the natural environment provides you with the chance to take part in a wide range of outdoor activities like surfing, rock climbing and hiking.

If culture is high on your list of priorities then Wale’s will not disappoint. It has many theatres, music venues and galleries. Wales has a rich literary heritage beginning which begins with ancient Celtic culture and includes such notable names as Dylan Thomas and Roald Dahl.

Study
Welsh universities provide small staff-student ratios, one to one support and a friendly welcoming atmosphere for international students.


Facts

Wale’s has 30 centres of excellence, 91 departments rated 4 star and above for research and 66 departments listed as excellent for teaching quality.
Welsh universities are proud of the level of personal support. Institutions offer a wide range of services, such as pre-departure briefings and handbooks.
Universities in Wales offer lots of help for funding your studies including scholarship schemes.
Students in Wales are happy! Aberystwyth has been voted best university town in Britain and Swansea University has won an award for being the best student experience in the UK.

Cost of Living
Wales has some of the lowest living costs in the United Kingdom and most of the population enjoy a high standard of living.
Living costs in Wales do depend on your location, employment and circumstances. However, historically Wales has had lower costs on items such as accommodation, travel, food, entertainment, shopping and services. Property prices, council tax and basic expenses all generally fall below the UK average.

Aberystwyth University

Located on the coast of west Wales, Aberystwyth University is no. 4 in the UK for quality of teaching and learning.
Aberystwyth was voted the best university town in Britain in 2007.
Adam, the 1st robot to discover scientific knowledge was developed at Aberystwyth.
94.7% of graduates are in employment, further study or travel.
New £10m Centre for Visualisation has created some of the finest virtual reality facilities in the UK
World leading research including Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Institute of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Centre for Health and International Relations, Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies.

Bangor University

Situated near the mountains of Snowdonia and with the sea close by, Bangor has been voted as one of the best environments to study in the UK.
Bangor is excellent for student support with one of the largest Peer Guiding schemes in the UK.
Over half the departments received Excellent under the latest Teaching Quality Assessment.
Bangor is ranked amongst the top 4 University cities in the UK in terms of cost of living.
The most recent UK Government Research Assessment Excercise ranked Bangor No. 1 for Accounting and Finance and No. 2 for Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
Centres of Excellence include Molecular and Biomolecular Electronics and Experimental Consumer Psychology.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University is one of the UK’s most innovative, ambitious and successful universities with a reputation for cutting-edge development.
Employment rates for Cardiff University's international graduates are 10% higher than the UK average.
The University teaches more than 28,000 students from more than 110 countries.
The University generates more than £100 million annually from research grants and contracts.
Cardiff University is a member of the Elite Russell Group of top 20 UK research-led universities.
Professor Sir Martin Evans of the Cardiff School of Biosciences was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine for ground-breaking discoveries in the field of stem cell research.

Glyndŵr University

Glyndŵr University is located in the centre of Wrexham in north Wales, and has two main campuses within five minutes’ walk of each other.
Glyndŵr University is in the top 50 UK universities and top 2 in Wales for high-earning graduates.
The university has an excellent graduate employment rate with at least 93% of graduates gaining employment within 6 months of graduating.
The univeristy has a new £5 million Centre for Creative Industries and £40 million student village.

Swansea Metropolitan University

Located in south west Wales, Swansea Metropolitan University specialises in vocational courses with strong industry links.
The basis of all its courses is the application of knowledge to real-life situations.
New Dyvenor Centre for Art, Design and Media is the location of the Faculty of Art & Design and the Centre for Innovation in Photography and Video.
Centres of Excellence include the Architectural Glass Centre and the Creative Industries Reasearch and Innovation Centre.
An approved centre for BTEC Higher National and NVQ programmes.

Swansea University

Swansea University is set in parkland overlooking the UK’s first area of outstanding natural beauty, the Gower peninsula.
Nearly 50% of Swansea University's research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (Research Assessment Excercise 2008).
Swansea University's Civil Engineering ranks 2nd in the UK, General Engineering ranks 5th and Material Engineering 8th.
Swansea's engineers helped design the world's first supersonic car and the new Airbus A380.
Winner of the first Times Higher Education Award for the UK's Best Student Experience.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Carmarthen Campus
A campus based college in south west Wales on the outskirts of a busy market town.
There is a vibrant arts scene at the College. An annual arts festival is held on Campus.
The Trinity Chamber Choir have won a number of competitions. In the past they have travelled to the USA to take part in Wales Week in New York.

Lampeter Campus
In south west Wales the University of Wales Trinity St David Lampeter campus is a specialist in humanities and social sciences.
The campus offers a unique student experience in the smallest campus in Europe

University of Glamorgan

Located in South Wales between the Brecon Beacon National Park and the Capital City of Cardiff.
More than 70% of our research was recognised as being of international quality in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
New Cardiff city campus for Creative and Cultural Industries.
Centres of Excellence include Centre for Electronic Product Engineering and Environmental Technology and Management.
Fee reductions for all international students.
January and February start dates in a wide range of courses.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

The university has four campuses in the capital city of Cardiff.
Cardiff is ranked as one of the best value cities to study in in the UK. 
Cardiff Met is one of few universities to hold a Government Charter Mark for quality and student satisfaction.
Cardiff Met has some of the best sports facilities in UK higher education.
New food Industry Centre which confirms its status as the leading food research centre in Wales.
Centres for Excellence include National Centre for Product Design & Development Research and National Indoor Athletics Centre.

The University of Wales, Newport

The university is based on two campuses in south Wales, one just outside Newport’s city centre and one in the roman village of Caerleon.
35 million pound RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) award winning City Centre Campus opened in 2011.
The first university in the UK to set up an on-site plant for turning waste cooking oil into eco-friendly biodiesel which powers the many campus maintenance vehicles and machinery we use on site.
World leading School of Art, Media & Design.
For three years running rated Best University in Wales for Entrepreneurship Education.
Centres of Excellence include Robotics and an internationally renowned Film School.

Find out more:

Wales.com: www.wales.com
Education UK: www.educationuk.org/Article/Study-in-Wales