Swansea University

Study at the Swansea University

Swansea University is ambitious for its students, staff, and for the institution as a whole. We are on a steep upward trajectory making rapid progress towards our aspiration of being one of the top 200 universities in the world by our centenary in 2020. Our University community thrives on exploration and discovery and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. We are comfortably one of the top 30 research-intensive universities in the UK in the recent government-sponsored review of the quality of research in every university (The Research Excellence Framework – REF2014). Ninety per cent of Swansea’s research was judged to be internationally excellent in its impact and a third of our research is now classed as world-leading. This means that our students are taught by, and work alongside, some of the best academic staff in the country and even the world.

We aim to deliver an outstanding student experience that provides a lifetime of fantastic memories, matched by courses which equip you with high-level skills and boost your employability. Swansea University is ranked 16th in the UK for graduate employment, further proof that our students are benefitting from our initiatives to help them become global graduates, sought-after in the highly competitive graduate marketplace. As employers tell us that global knowledge and awareness is more important than degree classification in their recruitment processes, our commitment to offering every student the chance to spend time overseas during their studies is more important than ever, and we are delighted that we have been able to achieve an 86% increase in outbound student mobility in the last five years.

Quick Summary

  • Established: 2007
  • Students: 17,393 (2021)
  • Intl. Student Ratio: 22%
  • Location: Singleton Park, Swansea
  • Campus: Two ( Singleton Park Campus, Bay Campus )
  • TEF Ranking: Gold
  • THE Ranking: 35th in the UK (251 – 300 in the World)

University Details

Subjects Offered

The Swansea University covers a broad range of subjects at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Find out more about what they offer and why it’s great to study at Swansea University.

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Continuing Education
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • American Studies
  • Applied Medical Sciences
  • Audiology
  • Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Genetics and Medical Genetics
  • Geo-Informatics
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Care
  • Healthcare Science
  • History
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Medical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Neurophysiology
  • Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy
  • Paramedic Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Tourism
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Zoology

University Ranking (Worldwide)

According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, Swansea University is ranking at 251- 300 in the world.

  • Overall: n/a
  • Teaching: 20.7
  • Research: 21.6
  • Citations: 95.7
  • Industry Income: 36.0
  • International Outlook: 83.3

University Campuses

For most of its history, Swansea University operated exclusively from the Singleton Park Campus. However, owing to rapid expansion, the university developed a 65-acre, £450 million beachfront science and innovation Bay Campus which opened in September 2015. Since 2015, Swansea University has operated as a dual-campus university with the ‘Park Campus’ located in its traditional Singleton Park grounds, and the Bay Campus, at Crymlyn Burrows.

The Bay campus has been developed on a 65-acre beachfront site between Fabian Way and Jersey Marine beach at Crymlyn Burrows. It initially houses the College of Engineering and School of Management, a Great Hall seating 800, a library offering views over a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and student accommodation. Projects moving on to campus include the UK’s first Energy Safety Research Institute, and the Institute of Structural Materials, home to the University Technology Centre for Rolls Royce materials testing.

  • Singleton Park Campus Swansea, SA2 8PP
  • Bay Campus Fabian Way Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea, SA1 8EN

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