Swansea University

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About

History

The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.

In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library.

Education

The sharing of knowledge to nurture independent, critical thinking is fundamental to our purpose. It enables our students to be resilient in the face of global challenges and to adapt to the changing world of work. We celebrate our Welsh heritage and are proud to be part of a bilingual nation. 

Swansea University offers award-winning postgraduate study in a stunning coastal location. From master's degrees to PhD study, we offer postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas.

Research

Swansea University is fully engaged with the Research Excellent Framework (REF) and aims to provide relevant, up-to-date information on the REF to colleagues and external stakeholders alike. 

Through the REF, the UK funding bodies aim to develop and sustain a dynamic and internationally competitive research sector that makes a major contribution to economic prosperity, national wellbeing and the expansion and dissemination of knowledge.

Career

From the moment you arrive in Swansea, specialist staff in Careers and Employability will help you plan and prepare for your future. They will help you identify and develop skills that will enable you to make the most of your postgraduate degree and enhance your career options.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
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2022
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2021
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
425 15
2022
440 34
2021
474
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
501 -100
2021
401 200
2020
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
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2022
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2021
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

Moving into your student home is one of the most exciting things about starting University, and we are here to help make sure the journey is as smooth as possible, whatever your circumstances or stage of study. Our residences offer a safe and welcoming place to return to after a day of study, giving you plenty of opportunities to make yourself at home.

Library services

Swansea University Libraries and Archives provide high-quality information services for all students and staff, as well as the public, constantly developing these services to support the University's learning, teaching, research and corporate activities. 

The Libraries and Archives offer a comfortable, spacious environment with the latest facilities and technology for learning and research. 

ICT services

The Customer Service Team can help with:

  • Connecting to Swansea University Wi-Fi
  • Device Troubleshooting Support
  • Setting up your Swansea University email on your devices
  • Laptop loans
  • SPSS, NVivo and Mathematica installation
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning services

Medical services

We provide a range of wellness programmes including:

  • Sports massage
  • Physiotherapy
  • Health ‘MOTs’ and healthy weight check

Student Life

Campus life

Swansea University spans two stunning campuses at each end of Swansea’s waterfront. Singleton Park Campus is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach. Bay Campus is located on the beach on the eastern approach into Swansea.

Sports facilities

We offer state-of-the-art gyms on both campuses, with a large variety of weight and cardio machines to round out your training.

The International Sports Village incorporates the 50m Wales National Pool, which is home to one of British Swimming’s high-performance centres. It is equally suited for a relaxing swim and top-level competition or training.

Student Reviews

MSC. Operation and Supply Management
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I just gained the admission. I will be resuming January, 2023. But so far so good, the administration and online communication during my application period was very swift and responsive. One thing i can say for sure is that they are very flexible.

A good experience without support for the next stage.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

As an international student, my experience is quite good. lecturers are very patients and staff are available for any problem, students have documents and others support for studies. but there is not a financial support which can reduces the tuition fees when a student face a difficulty with his sponsor or any other difficulties.

My Experience at Swansea University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The professors were engaged and all the modules I took were very interesting. In comparison to modules in Canada where I previously studied, there were less lectures and assessments were much different. I enjoyed everything about Swansea University other than the grading scheme which includes little attentiveness over the span of the modules (one essay and one exam for...

Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

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