Swansea University

Request FREE information about this University & it's courses

What will you receive if you complete this form
  • When we receive a completed form from you, we will email you to make sure we have fully understood what you want to know.
  • We will then email the right person within the faculty office of the chosen university or boarding school you want to make contact with and copy you on the email, so you can see your request has been actioned.
  • We will ensure you get a reply-if the university or school does not reply within 48 hours, we will recontact them and make sure you receive a response as quickly as possible. We won’t give up until you receive a response.
  • We will then follow up with you to make sure your question has been answered and you feel able to move forwards with your planning.
Request FREE information about this University & it's courses
  • International Fees From

    £12,500 UG
    £13,850 PG

  • World Ranking

    251-300th in Times HE
    601-700th in Shanghai

  • International

    25%

  • Employability

    93.6%

  • Accommodation

    from £131.50 p/w

Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Swansea University is based in the city of Swansea in Wales. Swansea is on the south coast of Wales and has a population of over 240,000 people. The nearest airport to Swansea is Cardiff approximately 40 miles away and the airport operates many direct flights across Europe. It also operates direct flights to some destinations in the Caribbean, as well as indirect flights to USA and India. Heathrow airport is about 180 miles away.

January is usually the coldest month in the year with average low temperatures of 3 degrees. July is the warmest month with average high temperatures of 21 degrees.

  • History

    The University’s foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.

    In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library and the principle of the college had a vision to build the first campus based university in UK. By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway and that expansion programme continues to this day.

    Location

    Swansea University, Singleton park campus is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach. Singleton Park is the main campus which hosts 9 halls of residence and the main sports facilities and is about 2 miles from the city centre. The newer, Bay campus also houses halls of residence and a student union. The college of engineering and the school of management have moved to the Bay campus.

    A frequent bus service is in operation between the Bay Campus, the city centre, and Singleton Park Campus. The journey time between campuses is around 20 minutes. The Bay Campus, Singleton Park Campus and Swansea City Centre are also linked by National Cycle Route 4.

    Ranking

    Swansea is ranked between 251-300 in the Times Higher Education World rankings. It is ranked between 601-700 in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings and is not a member of the Russell Group of universities.
    Swansea is ranked =20th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.

    International

    Approximately 25% of students at Swansea university are international students.

    Pathway entry for international students-ICWS (Navitas), offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry at Swansea.
    For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.

    Size

    Swansea has approximately 20,000 students in total.

    Employment

    93.6% of Swansea’s graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months of graduation (source:HESA). A breakdown of post graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    Facilities

    Swansea has a full range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities including an 8 lane athletics track. It also has The 360 Beach and Watersports Centre, a multisport facility on Swansea Bay (a short walk down the Promenade from the University). The university co owns the facility which opened in 2012.

    The students union operates 120 societies and 50 sports clubs at the university.

    Accommodation

    Singleton Park offers a range of accommodation and both catered and self catering options. Single occupancy, shared bathroom and kitchen self catering options start from £131.50 per week at Singleton.
    Part-catered options are available at Kilvey for an example cost of £160.70.

    Cost

    International students
    Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £12,500 for degrees in Arts faculty subjects, such as American studies. Business/social sciences subjects rise to between £13,400-£13,750 and typically are £14,400 for science based subjects. Engineering courses cost £15,500.

    Full time masters (taught) postgraduate course fees start at £13,850 for Arts based subjects like History and social sciences subjects. They then rise to £16,950 for science subjects like Engineering and £17,500 for Medicine.

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    • English Language and Literature
    • General Engineering
    • Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology
    • History
    • Law
    • Modern Languages and Linguistics
    • Physics
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Social Work and Social Policy and Administration
    • Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism

    Online Courses

    Swansea offers an online MSc Leadership for the health professions course as a 3 year part time, distance learning study option. Swansea also offers a range of continuing professional development courses that are based around work based learning, and give credit for prior learning.

    Questions & Comments

    UK Education Guide is your place to find the information you need to choose the right place to study. If you have any questions or comments please use the comment section below to ask our community.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Join us to get the best from the guide

    Helping you get the best from the Uk education system

    Join For Free