University profile

Swansea University

2018/19 edition

About Swansea University

Swansea University- award-winning postgraduate study right next to the beach.

Swansea provides an outstanding study experience for our postgraduate students. Here’s just a few reasons why you should consider Swansea for your postgraduate degree..

Award-winning postgraduate study

We’ve been providing exceptional postgraduate study since 1920, and now have a thriving postgraduate community of over 2,500 students. We’re proud recipients of several prestigious awards- not only are we The Times and Sunday Times Welsh University of the Year 2019 and UK University of the Year runner-up, but we’ve also been shortlisted for the Postgraduate category at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019.

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Outstanding research and teaching


We are a UK top 30 university for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework), and all of our postgraduate degrees are informed by the latest research findings and innovations. The quality of our teaching has also been recognised, with Swansea awarded the highest five star rating for Teaching Excellence (QS Stars Ratings). As a Swansea postgrad student, you’ll become part of an international academic community, working alongside staff and students from across the globe.

Postgraduate courses to boost your employability

Our postgraduate courses will not only broaden your knowledge of your subject area, but also give you valuable, transferable skills to take into the workplace. You’ll 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, giving you the best possible chance of success in the employment market.

A range of funding to help with the cost of your postgraduate degree

We understand that the cost of your studies is one of the most important factors when choosing a university for your postgraduate degree. Last year, we offered over £10 million in postgraduate scholarships, providing funding for a range of subject areas and qualifications.

Postgraduate funding is also available for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s programmes at Swansea.

English students can borrow up to £10,906 to cover the cost of their master’s studies, whilst Welsh students may be able to receive up to £17,000 in repayable loans and non-repayable grants. 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 doctoral studies. Find out more on our postgraduate loans webpages.

Swansea has recently been named the UK’s third most affordable university town ( With affordable housing options and a low cost of living, you’ll find it easy to make your money stretch a little further.

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A warm welcome to international students

We currently welcome more than 2,000 students from over 100 countries, ensuring Swansea is a truly global university. We offer you a high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment, guaranteed university accommodation and academic language support classes. Visit our international website for further information.

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 variety of shops, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions. Just along the beach is the magnificent 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.

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