University profile

Swansea University

2017/18 edition

About Swansea University

The University

Swansea University

Swansea University is a world-class, research-intensive institution situated next to a sandy beach. The University is a popular destination for postgraduate study and has a thriving postgraduate community. We have been names Welsh University of the Year 2017 by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and we are also delighted to have won the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. One of the UK's leading universities for collaborative research with industry, Swansea offers postgraduate taught and research degrees in:

An outstanding study environment

Swansea University is a UK top 30 university for research excellence (REF2014). We deliver world leading and internationally excellent research across all disciplines. We attract some of the world’s best academics, providing a vibrant and dynamic environment in which to study and ensuring you are involved in an exciting academic community of cutting-edge research and innovation.

Links with industry

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Swansea has 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, and our Careers and Employability Service can help you develop your skills.

As well as access to world-class facilities, postgraduates at Swansea benefit from the University’s strong links with industry and research organisations. Recent research partners have included Microsoft, Cancer Research UK and IBM – the latter a partner in the University’s £50 million Institute of Life Science, home to one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers.

Scholarships and funding

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The University invests significantly in postgraduate study, with over £7 million in postgraduate scholarships available last year. We have research studentships and master’s scholarships available across all academic subject areas. Visit our scholarships page for details.

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International students

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.

Visit us

The University holds Postgraduate Open Days in November and March each year. Find out more about visiting us at our Postgraduate Open Days.


Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP

Postgraduate Admissions Office

T +44 (0)1792 295358
F +44 (0)1792 295110

International Office

T+44 (0)1792 602600
F +44 (0)1792 295839

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