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Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula.

Swansea has recently been named Welsh University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Good University Guide 2017, is recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and won the Postgraduate award at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017.

The University offers a range of taught and research postgraduate programmes across several academic colleges:

Swansea’s campuses are currently undergoing a period of re-development in anticipation of the University’s centenary in 2020. The recently opened Bay Campus, part of an on-going £450 million development, provides state of the art teaching and research spaces. Students also enjoy a fantastic range of modern, on-campus facilities on the seafront Singleton Park Campus.

The University’s libraries provide specialised subject librarians to help you with your studies, dedicated postgraduate study areas and training courses for doctoral students.

Our Postgraduate student reviewers were very positive about their time at Swansea University, praising the experience as a whole, from the facilities available to the level of support on offer.

Students say:

“Great, I've made plenty of friends and have learned a great deal from my classes. The clubs give plenty of things to do. The city is vibrant and full of places to go and people to meet!”

“I love Swansea University and coming here is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am getting the educational experience I hoped for, doing career development and have made friendships that have greatly impacted my life.”

“It’s been fun and interesting. There is really good information and support when you need it. There is always something new and interesting to explore to make university experience exciting”

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About the Swansea University

Founded in 1920, Swansea University is a research-led institution with an excellent reputation for the quality of its student experience. It offers postgraduate taught degrees and research degrees (part-time or full-time) across subject areas including Chemical engineering; Development Studies; Finance; and Business Management.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

32% Part Time
68% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

15,895 Undergraduate
3,215 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2018


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