University profile

Swansea University

2020/21 edition

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About Swansea University

Swansea University is a research-intensive university that thrives on exploration and discovery. Offering two beautiful campuses with high quality facilities, an array of courses and plenty of funding opportunities you will enjoy the full benefits our diverse postgraduate community has to offer.

  • UK Top 30 Research

*Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014-2021)

  • Up to £8 million funding available for postgraduate study
  • UK Top 10 most affordable UK university town (totally 2019)
  • Highest ranked university in Wales (The Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2020)

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, which is why last year we offered up to £8 million in postgraduate scholarships. 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 £26,445 to help with the cost of your studies. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Join our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Unrivalled beach locations, great transport links with the city centre and the spectacular Gower Peninsula on your doorstep - the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Swansea offers something for everyone. Join us for our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day and find out more about Postgraduate study at Swansea University.

Contact details

+44 (0)1792 295358
+44 (0)1792 295110
Swansea University
Singleton Park