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Swansea University

Location Singleton Park Campus, Swansea United Kingdom
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Ranking

# =440

QS World University Rankings
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268

Undergraduate programs
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333

Postgraduate programs
International

3641

International students

Swansea University offers a variety of courses including foundation, undergraduate degrees, taught and research postgraduate programmes in hundreds of subject areas ranging from accounting to zoology. This world-leading university is based less than five minutes from Swansea Bay in one of the UK’s safest regions. Swansea is a coastal city situated in Wales, less than an hour from Cardiff and three hours from London.

The University offers a range of international scholarships including the Excellence Scholarship which awards students who have demonstrated academic excellence.  Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe. Approximately 20 percent of Swansea University students are international, with 130 nationalities making the campuses friendly, vibrant and diverse.

Swansea University offers some of the most affordable student housing in the UK, including one and two-bed flats, wheelchair accessible rooms, en-suites and twin rooms. Find out more and take a virtual tour of student accommodation at Swansea University.

For all budding sportsmen and women, Swansea University offers world-class sports facilities including 50m and 25m indoor swimming pools, a uni gym, fitness studios, squash and tennis courts and playing fields.

Students also benefit from a learning environment which mixes teaching, research and industry links. Many of its undergraduate programs feature a year in Industry, while its Swansea Employability Academy gives students access to sound careers advice, events and skills development.

Swansea University offers a variety of courses including foundation, undergraduate degrees, taught and research postgraduate programmes in hundreds of subject areas ranging from accounting to zoology. This world-leading university is based less than five minutes from Swansea Bay in one of the UK’s safest regions. Swansea is a coastal city situated in Wales, less than an hour from Cardiff and three hours from London.

The University offers a range of international scholarships including the Excellence Scholarship which awards students who have demonstrated academic excellence.  Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe. Approximately 20 percent of Swansea University students are international, with 130 nationalities making the campuses friendly, vibrant and diverse.

Swansea University offers some of the most affordable student housing in the UK, including one and two-bed flats, wheelchair accessible rooms, en-suites and twin rooms. Find out more and take a virtual tour of student accommodation at Swansea University.

For all budding sportsmen and women, Swansea University offers world-class sports facilities including 50m and 25m indoor swimming pools, a uni gym, fitness studios, squash and tennis courts and playing fields.

Students also benefit from a learning environment which mixes teaching, research and industry links. Many of its undergraduate programs feature a year in Industry, while its Swansea Employability Academy gives students access to sound careers advice, events and skills development.

University information

Total students

17,744

UG students

85%

PG students

15%

International students

3,641

UG students

72%

PG students

28%

Total faculty staff

1,620

Domestic staff

73%

Int'l staff

27%

Student life

Swansea is Wales’ City of Culture. It may be a small city, but it has a big personality! You can walk or cycle to most places in the centre (and the coast for that matter) from the university campuses.

20,000 students from all over the world call Swansea their home. The 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.

The City Centre has a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars; shop big high street names as well as independent boutiques, specialist shops and traditional arcades. You can visit designer boutiques in Mumbles, vintage outlets in Uplands or pick up a bargain in Wales’ largest indoor market in the heart of the city. The modern waterfront development boasts a brilliant café scene and the best museums to explore, including the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Waterfront Museum (which is free!).

The city is also right on the beach – and further along the coast it just gets better. Gower has the kind of bays that postcards will never do justice. Epic Three Cliffs Bay and Rhossili grab the spotlight, but there are also countless coves to explore. You can even get involved in kayaking, surfing and coasteering; there’s plenty of adrenaline-fueled activities to try out if that’s your thing.

Wales is famed as the ‘land of song’ and as a student at Swansea University you won’t be disappointed by the range of music on offer across the city! Swansea boasts a huge variety of music venues and plays host to a number of music festivals and events throughout the year.

The moment you become a Swansea University student you will have all the careers advice and employment opportunities under one roof.  At Swansea University's Employability Academy (SEA) they make sure that your learning and experience exists in tandem leading to a successful graduate career. You will have the opportunity to engage with industry, take on placement opportunities and work experience, so that you are fully equipped for the world of work when you graduate. The University makes sure that you gain as much experience as possible in a work environment to help you develop your soft skills and to put your studies into practice.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #401- 450
  • 2014
    #431-440
  • 2015
    #461-470
  • 2016
    #=400
  • 2017
    #=390
  • 2018
    #431-440
  • 2019
    #=435
  • 2020
    #462
  • 2021
    #474
  • 2022
    #=440

Ranking criteria

26.3
Overall
15.8
Academic Reputation
24.5
Employer Reputation
32.3
Faculty Student Ratio
25
Citations per Faculty
65.2
International Faculty Ratio
53.1
International Students Ratio

Available programs

At undergraduate level, Swansea University offers a wide range of degrees in a number of fields, including:
 


Browse all courses here.

Browse undergraduate scholarships here.

Apply via the university’s online application system here or browse the undergraduate prospectus here.


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Law, LLB (Hons)
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At postgraduate level, Swansea University offers a broad range of taught and research master’s degrees and doctorates in a number of fields, including:
 


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At postgraduate level, entry requirements include at least a 2.2 degree (or any foreign equivalent) and for all non-native speakers, a 6.5 IELTS with at least a 6.0 in all sections.
The average fee for most international students at postgraduate level is £17,500 (US$24,300), but scholarships are available for PhDs, MPhils and MRes studies.

Browse postgraduate scholarships here.

Apply via the university’s online application system here or browse the postgraduate prospectus here.


You can stay connected with Swansea University on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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