About Swansea University
Swansea is a world-class, award-winning university located on the stunning coastline of South West Wales. Swansea University is a popular choice for postgraduate study, and our students are warmly welcomed into a thriving academic community.
We were named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, and in the same year, we were delighted to be crowned winners of the ‘Postgraduate’ category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards.
We offer research-led postgraduate taught and research degrees in:
- Accounting and Finance
- Ageing Studies & Gerontology
- American Studies
- Business Management
- Children and Young People
- Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice and Criminology
- English & Creative Writing
- Health Sciences
- Media, Communication & Public Relations
- Medicine, Life Science & Healthcare
- Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting
- Politics, International Relations, Gender and Development Studies
- Social Work and Social Policy
- Sports and Exercise Science
- War and Society
An outstanding study environment
Swansea is a UK top 30 university for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014). We deliver world leading and internationally excellent research across all disciplines. The quality of our teaching has also been recognised, with Swansea awarded the highest 5 Star rating for Teaching Excellence (QS Stars Ratings).
Links with industry
We have a proven track record of offering vocationally relevant programmes which give you the knowledge and skills employers demand. Our students have the opportunity to carry out industry-linked research projects and undertake work placements with partner organisations such as IBM, the NHS and Rolls-Royce.
The Swansea Employability Academy can also help you develop your skills in CV writing, job searching and interview techniques, boosting your employability in a competitive jobs market.
Scholarships and funding
The University invests significantly in postgraduate study, with over £10 million in postgraduate scholarships available last year. We have research and master’s scholarships available across all academic subject areas. Visit our scholarships page for details.
Welsh/EU domiciled students starting master’s courses at Swansea in September 2018 may be eligible to receive one of 621 bursaries worth £3,400 each.
Postgraduate student loans are also available for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s programmes at Swansea. If you are an English domiciled or EU student looking to undertake a PhD level course with us, you may be eligible to borrow up to £25,000 towards the cost of your doctoral studies. Find out more on our postgraduate loans webpages.
Swansea University welcomes students from over 100 countries, and currently has more than 2,000 international students. The University offers you a high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment, guaranteed university accommodation and academic language support classes for international students. Visit our international website for further information.
The postgraduate experience at Swansea goes beyond research and teaching excellence: you will enjoy a spectacular seafront campus with first-class facilities. The city itself is a culturally rich and diverse modern metropolis with a maritime atmosphere, boasting all the social and recreational amenities you need. The natural environment around Swansea is perfect for outdoor pursuits with the Gower Peninsula – the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – ideal for surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and mountain biking.