Swansea University


Chartered as University College of Swansea in 1920 then formally adopted its current title in 2007, Swansea University is a public research-led university located in Swansea, Wales. It is the third largest university in Wales in terms of number of students (approx. more than 16,000 students) and offers more than 330 undergraduate courses and 120 postgraduate courses. Swansea University community prospers on exploration and discovery, providing the right balance of outstanding teaching and research, complemented by an enviable quality of life.


Swansea University has two campuses; The Singleton Park Campus and The Bay Campus. The university is set in a mature parkland and botanical garden overlooking Swansea Bay beach.


Why Swansea University?

Over the past years, Swansea University has been recognised as a quality higher institution with several awards and accolades. In 2017, The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 named Swansea University ‘Welsh University of the Year’. The university has a QS 5 Star teaching excellence from the QS Stars global university ratings system. It is on the UK Top 15 for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2016) and Graduate Employment (Guardian University League Table 2017).


Swansea University comfortably stands on the Top 30 research intensive universities in the UK, with 90 per cent of its research judged to be ‘internationally excellent’ in its impact as according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).


Swansea University separates it academic courses into 7 colleges:


1) College of Arts and Humanities

2) College of Engineering

3) College of Human and Health Sciences

4) College of Law and Criminology

5) School of Management

6) Swansea University Medical School

7) and College of Science


Nationally, several subjects offered at Swansea University have been placed highly. The Complete University Guide Subject Ranking 2017 includes these subjects in the top 10: Materials Technology (6th), Medical Technology (2nd), Medicine (6th), Social Policy (10th), and Social Work (7th).

Similarly, The Guardian University League Table 2017 places these subjects top 10 in the UK: American Studies (4th), Computer Science and Information Systems (5th), Criminology (1st), Materials & Mineral Engineering (6th), Media & Film Studies (9th), and Social Policy & Administration (2nd).

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