With two campuses stretching across the waterfront, Swansea’s location on the Gower Peninsula is the perfect place to study. Known for its friendly and relaxed vibe, Singleton Park Campus is set in a haven of mature parkland and beautiful botanical gardens, just two minutes from the beach, while the development of the Bay Campus – looks directly onto the sand.
Since the university was first established in 1920, Swansea has had a reputation for world-leading research and innovation.
From protecting giant trees in the Amazon to developing a pinprick test for viruses and sharing cutting-edge knowledge about artificial intelligence, research from Swansea University continues to impact Wales – and the world.
Caring for our planet is something that the Swansea community values deeply, with the institution reaching top ten in the People and Planet University League, sustainability is a key research area, and the world’s most pressing issues are a focus point for the university’s own podcast Exploring Global Problems.
There are 17,589 full-time students currently enrolled at Swansea University, with students travelling from more than 130 different countries worldwide to be a part of the diverse community that make Swansea such a vibrant place to learn.
With more than 100 clubs and societies to choose from and one of the best water sports offerings of any British university, the award-winning university has been voted 6th in the UK for outstanding student experience. Home to 247,000 people, Swansea is a medium-sized city – just 300km from London – with an abundance of shops, restaurants and nightlife to keep you busy when you’re not studying at one of the university’s two stunning waterfront campuses.
Flying across the world to start higher education can be tough and that’s why Swansea makes its support simple. International@CampusLife are on hand to support you with non-academic related issues such as visa applications and student inductions, as well as organising cultural trips and social activities to help you make lifelong friends. Helping to maximise your academic potential is The Centre for Academic Success, while the Swansea Employability Academy provides career advice, CV workshops and a part-time job shop, for when your studies come to a stop.
One student who has joined thousands of others at the seaside campus is Nicholas. Read more about his experience here.