Founded in 1920 and just three hours from London by train, Swansea University is an established university with a long history of academic success, excellent facilities and high standards of teaching.
When students choose to study at Swansea University, they become part of an ambitious, research-led institution and also benefit from living in the one of the UK's most naturally beautiful regions - the beach is a short distance from both campuses and the city of Swansea is nestled on the edge of the Gower Peninsular.
Swansea University is ranked in the Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide 2021– a testament to the continuous investment in facilities and improvement in the delivery of teaching.
The University was also ranked in the 6th in the UK for Student Satisfaction in the National Student Satisfaction survey (2020) and UK Top 5 for Graduate Prospects (Guardian University League Table 2020).
The University is in the UK Top 10 as the most affordable UK University Town (totallymoney.com 2019) and one of the safest cities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020).
Scholarships & funding
Swansea University provides scholarships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Scholarship holders are invited to a number of exclusive events throughout their time at Swansea University. Scholarships of up to £6,000 are available and there is a variety of scholarships which acknowledge academic, sporting and music talents.
You can find more information on our website under International Scholarships.
Swansea University has announced that it will welcome students on campus and online in September. If anyone is worried about space? I think we've got it covered, with the Gower to the East, the Brecon Beacons to the West and a beach on our doorstep!
Awards & Accreditations
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
UK Top 5 Career Prospects
Guardian University League Table 2020
6th in the UK for Student Satisfaction
National Student Survey 2020
Ranked top in Wales
Guardian University Guide 2021
Student services & facilities
- Wellbeing service available to all students which includes mental health support
- MyUniHub - a one stop shop service to support students with any queries
- Students' Union offering a free support and advice centre
- International@CampusLife help international students and their families with a wide range of non-academic matters and are fully trained immigration specialists
- Sport facilities available on both campuses
- Library on both campuses providing students with access to online journals and e-books, social study spaces and silent study areas.
Swansea University spans two stunning campuses at each end of Swansea’s waterfront. Singleton Park Campus is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach. Bay Campus is located on the beach on the eastern approach into Swansea.
Our multicultural dual-campus provides lots of opportunities for students, staff and the community and the friendly and relaxed atmosphere is often characterized as the “Swansea experience”.
Whether you’re a sports fanatic, culture vulture or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy between lectures. Think 130 societies, over 50 sports clubs and 12 months of must-see events. Whether you want to get into media, pick up a new hobby or have your voice heard on something that matters to you, there’s a way for everyone to join in.
Swansea is surrounded by a variety of beaches and the city centre is a short journey which is accessible by bus, walking or cycling. Swansea has plenty of charm and lots of character with a number of art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants. The University has collaborated with Santander Cycles providing sustainable travel across the city, with 55 bikes based at six hubs along the sweep of Swansea Bay available to hire 24/7.
Swansea University benefits from having a range of accommodation open to students - from on-campus living to a wide variety of private accommodation in and around the city. It has been rated as one of the most affordable UK University by totallymoney.com (2019).
For those looking to live on campus, there are rooms with en-suites available as well as the option to live in single-sex halls or those dedicate for Postgraduate students.
You can find more information on our website under Accommodation.
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