Swansea University

Swansea University

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our students are at the heart of our University and we can take pride in our consistently strong reputation for the quality of our student experience
  • Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and culture.
  • The sharing of knowledge to nurture independent, critical thinking is fundamental to our purpose.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (64)
Medicine & Health (54)
Engineering & Technology (43)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)

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 2019

GSSA 2019

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Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
251
2020
251
2019
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
2021
474 -12
2020
462 -27
2019
435
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
474 9
2020
483 -60
2019
423
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.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
601 -200
2019
401 100
2018
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

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

Good Uni, but not enough help during Covid
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed some of my modules. But I’d say, it could be improved by uploading something like an hour of lecture in each module before module pre-selection. Covid has affected students’ studies a lot. And I don’t think the University has recognised that. Also, the university changed the TB when they launch the module pre-selection, which has certainly stressed...

Study in Swansea University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have enrolled with the university for bachelor of business management course in January 2021 as a first year student. I have received my student visa also to travel over there. But, because of the pandemic situation for COVID 19 lockdown among the world I was unable to travel till now. I have started my classes online and already have completed my first semester. So far...

This is my time to be the best
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the best Universities in UK I will be of good use there

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