Wales is a fantastic destination for an international student, with its world class universities located amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the UK.
Top five universities in Wales
1. Swansea University
Swansea University became the top university in Wales in the 2017 Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, also winning the first ever Welsh University of the Year title in the process.
The University’s graduate prospects is a major factor in this year’s ranking success, where Swansea is well inside the UK top 30, with the work of the Employability Academy highlighted, which provides paid internships and co-ordinates a variety of career support activities for students.
2. Cardiff University
Cardiff University, a member of the Russell Group, is one of the most research intensive universities in the UK, constantly breaking new ground in technology and health.
The University recorded its highest ever level of student satisfaction this year, and Cardiff graduates are more likely to be in employment or further study than any other Russell Group institution.
3. Aberystwyth University
For the second successive year, Aberystwyth University was one of the highest climbers in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, while it was also voted one of the top ten universities in the UK in the 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.
Following the National Student Survey, Aberystwyth had an overall satisfaction score of 92% - six percentage points higher than the UK average of 86%.
4. Bangor University
The location, scenery and surrounding area of Bangor University make it one of the most beautiful locations in all of the UK to study. In addition, it was awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework and is a top ten UK university for job prospects (Whatuni Student Choice Awards).
5. Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff Metropolitan University has been ranked as the top new university in Wales several times in recent years. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Cardiff Met was ranked as the best post-1992 university in the UK with 80% of the University’s submitted research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
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