University profile

Swansea University

Edition
2021/22 edition

About Swansea University

Want to become part of a university community that makes a difference to the health, wealth and wellbeing of society?

You can help overcome global challenges at Swansea University, by collaborating with our world-renowned academics, utilising our leading research facilities, and working with our global businesses and partnerships. We will provide you with a dynamic research environment for your postgraduate studies that is internationally recognised for its quality and impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2014-2021).

Experience the benefits that Swansea University has to offer:

  • UK Top 30 for research (REF 2014-2021)
  • Up to £8 million funding available for postgraduate study
  • Top 10 Postgraduate (What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2020)
  • Shortlisted as an Outstanding Entrepreneurial University (Times Higher Education Awards 2021)
  • Guardian UK Top 25 University and Ranked Top in Wales (The Guardian University Guide 2022)

A range of courses

Whether you’re looking to study for a Master’s, PhD or other postgraduate qualification, we offer a range of courses across all subject areas and expertise:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Ageing Studies
  • American Studies
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Biosciences
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Children and Young People
  • Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media, Communication and Public Relations
  • Medicine, Life Science and Health Care
  • Midwifery
  • Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Political and Cultural Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • War and Society

Award-winning Teaching and Research Environment

You can be sure that when you attend Swansea, you’ll receive an outstanding study experience whatever course you choose. We are a UK top 30 university for research excellence (REF 2014-2021), and our postgraduate degrees are guided by the latest research findings and innovations. As a Swansea student, you’ll become part of our postgraduate community (ranked top 10 in the Postgraduate category at the What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2020), and will work alongside staff and students from across the globe.

Swansea is helping to change the world. We have achieved our ambition to have over 90% of our research recognised as world-leading and internationally excellent (REF 2014-2021). Our research is making a real global impact on business, industry, healthcare, technology, culture, and the well-being of society. Look at some of our most recent research highlights and be inspired to make a difference.

Funding Opportunities

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 we offered over£8 million in postgraduate scholarships last year. Explore our scholarships and funding options for more information on availability and eligibility.

Postgraduate government funding is also available for UK students starting eligible master’s courses at Swansea. If you’re an English or Welsh student looking to undertake a PhD level course with us, you may be able to borrow up to £27,265 to help with the cost of your studies. Learn more about your postgraduate loan options today.

Enhance your Career Prospects

Want to stand out from the crowd in a competitive jobs market? Our postgraduate courses will do more than extend your knowledge of your subject area; they’ll equip you with essential workplace skills. Through our long-term partnerships with commercial and industrial partners such as Santander, Fujitsu and Tata Steel, we provide postgraduates with hands-on industry experience and help establish working relationships with these companies. Our Swansea Employability Academy will also be on hand throughout your studies to provide one-to-one guidance on job searching, as well as placement opportunities and employability events.

A Vibrant Postgraduate Community

Swansea has a diverse and vibrant postgraduate community that involves over 4,000 students from 130 countries. You will have many opportunities to meet students from across our faculties and get involved with postgraduate activities and projects outside of the classroom—including our PGR Showcase, Three Minute Thesis Competition, PGR Society and Research Groups and Centres.

Excellent International Student Support

With students from over 130 countries, we have a multicultural community that is supported by an excellent international student support service. From your arrival at Swansea, we will welcome you via our friendly Meet and Greet service and provide social events, trips and activities throughout the academic year.

City and Coastal Living

Both of our campuses are located next to the beach and are within easy reach of the vibrant city centre, which offers an array of restaurants, bars, shops, and leisure activities. Venture a little further and you can unwind in the UK’s First Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty—the Gower Peninsula—and relax on award-winning beaches and discover unspoilt countryside.

Open Day

Why not join us at our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day and discover Swansea for yourself?

Find out more and book your place to gain exclusive access to live events, including:

  • Postgraduate Funding and Finance Talk
  • Student Q&As
  • Departmental talks
  • Live chat sessions with staff

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Contact details

Email
study@swansea.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)1792 295358
Fax
+44 (0)1792 295110
Address
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP