Founded in 1920, Swansea is a vibrant, research-led university at the forefront of academic and scientific discovery. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University's location is captivating.
Swansea University is a traditional university ranked 36th in the UK for research excellence. The University won the UK’s first ‘Best Student Experience’ Award and planning an ambitious campus expansion programme that will double its size and provide even more facilities to enhance its award-winning student experience. Recent investments in its campus facilities include the £50 million institute of Life Sciences, Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre, Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research.
"...a strongly campus-based lifestyle; a stylish campus, near the sea, or city, or mountains; generous accommodation either on campus or in a student community close-by; a wealth of cultural activity on campus; lots of high-quality sports provision - and a sound academic reputation! An impossible dream? Well without going too far over the top, we have to say that Swansea has it all..."- The Potter Guide to Higher Education in UK Universities & Colleges
Swansea supports a range of academic disciplines: Arts & Humanities; Business, Economics and Law; Engineering (Aerospace, Civil, Chemical, Electronic, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Medical, Nanotechnology); Sciences (Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics); Human & Health Sciences; and Medicine.
15,000 students from 80 countries study our 500 undergraduate degree courses, 130 postgraduate courses, including MRes, MPhil and PhD.
- Swansea will celebrate its Centenary in 2020
- Swansea ranks 36th in the UK for overall research quality.
- Civil Engineering ranks 2nd in the UK
- General Engineering ranks 5th
- 15,000 students are enrolled and represent 80 different countries.
- Swansea University has been placed consistently in the UK’s Top Ten for Best Student Experience.
- The University has strong links with multinational companies including Boeing, Ericsson, IBM, Rolls-Royce, Sony, Tata and Infosys.
Life in Swansea
Swansea University is in the city of Swansea in the Principality of Wales, located in the west of the UK with ferry links to Cork, Ireland. The campus is situated in 46 acres of rolling parkland, on the majestic three-mile sweep of Swansea Bay, enjoying a fantastic beachfront location and within easy reach of the bustling city of Swansea. Swansea’s campus lifestyle fosters a welcoming, cosmopolitan community that offers something for everyone.
Swansea is a very safe, friendly, inexpensive and cosmopolitan city. A vibrant student city it offers a wide range of social, cultural and sporting facilities, including a spectacular waterfront marina, museum complex and sports stadium. The City’s soccer team – the Swans – have just been promoted to the Premier football division in the UK – a huge achievement and the first Welsh team ever to do so!
Swansea is on the doorstep of the Gower Peninsula, a coastal national park that has 19 miles of dramatic and picturesque coastline - a showcase of spectacular, clean award-winning beaches - offering some of the UK’s best swimming and surfing.
Cardiff the capital of Wales is only 50 minutes away and the Brecon Beacons National Park is only 45 minutes away. London is only three hours away with direct trains running hourly.