University profile

Swansea University

2019/20 edition

About Swansea University

Swansea University- providing outstanding postgraduate study since 1920

Swansea is a two-campus university located on the stunning coastline of South West Wales. We’ve been providing superb postgraduate study since 1920, and now have a growing postgraduate community of over 3,500 students.

Here’s our top reasons why you should study at Swansea for your postgraduate degree:

1. The right course for you

Whether you’re looking to study for a Master’s, PhD or other postgraduate qualification, we offer a wide range of courses in:

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2. Postgraduate funding across all subject areas

We understand that the cost of your studies is one of the most important factors when deciding on a university for your postgraduate degree. So we are here to help you make sense of the fees involved and to support you as much as we can with funding opportunities. Take a look at our scholarships and funding for more information on availability and eligibility.

Postgraduate government funding is also available for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses at Swansea. If you’re an English, Welsh or EU student looking to undertake a PhD level course with us, you may be able to borrow up to £25,700 towards the cost of your studies if you start your course in 2019/20, and up to £26,445 if you start your course in 2020/21. Learn more about your postgraduate loans options.

Swansea has been ranked Top 10 most affordable university town in 2019 ( With affordable housing options and a low cost of living, you’ll find it easy to make your money stretch that little bit further.

Stay up to date with the latest scholarships and funding opportunities by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

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3. Outstanding research and teaching

We are a UK top 30 university for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework), and all of our postgraduate degrees are guided by the latest research findings and innovations. As a Swansea postgrad student, you’ll become part of an international academic community, working alongside staff and students from across the globe.

Read more about some of our current students’ postgraduate experiences at Swansea.

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4. Postgraduate courses to boost your employability

Our postgraduate courses will do more than extend your knowledge of your subject area; they’ll also give you valuable, transferable skills to take into a competitive jobs market. You’ll have the opportunity to carry out industry-linked research projects and undertake work placements with partner organisations such as Fujitsu, Santander, and Rolls-Royce.
The Swansea Employability Academy offers workshops in CV writing, job searching and interview techniques, giving you the best possible chance of success in the employment market.

5. Award-winning postgraduate study

We are excited to celebrate Swansea University’s Centenary year in 2020, which is a brilliant opportunity to look back and celebrate our achievements and journey over the past 100 years.

Here are a few of the most recent awards we have won:

  • As voted for by our students, in the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2019, we won the top prize, University of the Year and were runner-up in the Postgraduate category.
  • We were ranked Top in Wales in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

As a UK Top 30 university for research (REF), all of our postgraduate programmes are guided by internationally recognised research. You’ll be supervised and taught by our team of talented academics from across the globe in subjects like Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, Cyber Crime and Terrorism, and Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy.

6. A warm welcome to international students

We currently welcome more than 3,000 students from over 130 countries, ensuring Swansea is a truly global university.

We offer you a high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment. We have lots of information available for international students, but if you want to see what our campuses look like, take a look around with our virtual tour.
We understand it may be daunting studying away from home and so we have a team of experts in Student Services who are on hand to offer advice and support if and when you need it.

We understand it may be daunting studying away from home and so we have a team of experts in Student Services who are on hand to offer advice and support if and when you need it.

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7. A spectacular seafront location

Swansea University occupies an enviable position right on the coastline of Swansea Bay, with both of our campuses within walking distance of golden, sandy beaches. Whether you feel more at home on the beach or in the city, Swansea offers something for everyone. The University is just a short walk or bus ride away from Swansea’s city centre, which offers a range of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions. Just along the beach is the spectacular Gower Peninsula - the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Gower provides the perfect natural environment for a range of sports, such as walking, climbing, surfing and mountain biking.

Why not pay us a visit at one our Postgraduate Open Days and discover Swansea for yourself? We hold Postgraduate Open Days in November and March each year.

Contact details

+44 (0)1792 295358
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