Like what you see at Swansea University?


  • UK Top 25 University (Guardian University Guide 2022)
  • Consistently in the top 10 for International (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2012-2020)
  • A great student experience, ranked 6th for satisfied with course and 23rd for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2022)

Swansea University is highly rated for teaching quality and student satisfaction and has recently celebrated its centenary in 2020. Its two campuses are both just metres from the seafront. Singleton Park Campus was founded in 1920, overlooks Swansea Bay and is surrounded by acres of parkland. The new Bay Campus opened in 2015 and has its own private beach.

There are three academic faculties, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes to students from more than 100 countries. The University is research-driven and works to solve real-world problems and global challenges. Around 90% of its research is classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in terms of its impact on society.

Most courses offer work placements or integrated years in industry, and the award-winning Swansea Employability Academy offers free careers advice and opportunities. The University aims to offer all undergraduate students the chance to study or work overseas.

Swansea is a friendly and welcoming university that cares for its students. It’s known for its lively social scene, with an active students’ union and 170 clubs and societies. The city of Swansea is South West Wales’ cultural and entertainment hub, with energetic, student-friendly nightlife.

Join a Swansea University Open Day, whether on-campus or virtual, you will get the opportunity to meet academic staff and current students and discover for yourself the course modules, range of support services, teaching facilities and accommodation options that make the Swansea student experience so highly regarded. 

Quick stats

Location: Swansea, West Wales

Number of students: 22,290

(Undergraduate: 16,565; postgraduate: 5,725; international: 4,270)*
*Figures from Higher Education Student Statistics (HESA), 2021/22

Contact: 01792 205678 / +44 1792 205678

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Students in Wales enjoy beautiful surroundings. One Quarter of the country is in a National Park or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Aerial view showing Swansea at night by the sea
Infographic displaying a fact about a quarter of Wales being a National Park or Area of Outstanding National Beauty, and a panoramic view of Swansea. 

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Funding Options

International and domestic students in Wales may be eligible for financial support, including scholarships, grants and bursaries, depending on where you live.