Swansea is a vibrant campus University with a truly global feel, which enjoys a stunning beachfront location and surrounded by magnificent parkland. Just one mile from the city centre it offers a thriving cultural scene to the best of modern city living, Swansea offers the best of all worlds. All this and three hours direct from London!
Founded in 1920, with approximately 16,000 students, of which 2000 are international, several thousand students from N. America have been welcomed to Swansea for over 25 years.
With world-leading research and 90% of our staff research-active, Swansea offers an outstanding environment for research studies. It was awarded the inaugural Times Higher Education Supplement Award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and staff work hard to augment the academic experience at Swansea with a career and life enhancing experience.
Swansea is famed for its stunning beaches and parks, most of which are easily accessible by bus. There are many companies running organised activities in surfing, horse riding, kite surfing, wind surfing and sailing. There are also opportunities for hiking and cycling in Swansea and the Gower
You can also visit the Mumbles for shopping and a day out with its boutiques, delis, pubs and surf shops. Mumbles is renowned for the ‘Mumbles Mile’, the mile-long pub-crawl that runs along the sweep of the bay.
Swansea University has nearly 12,000 students and offers over 500 undergraduate and 130 postgraduate courses in a wide range of subject areas, from American Studies to Zoology. A full range of social, cultural, and sporting amenities complements the campus lifestyle and contributes to the strong sense of community that the University embraces.
Swansea has 92% of its academic staff actively engaged in research, which is of international or national standing and nearly a third of research areas reach international levels of excellence, achieving the top grades of 5 or 5* in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
The international outlook and collaborative links with industry ensure that Swansea's degrees meet employers’ needs, and that their world-class research has real impact. Their welcoming campus community thrives on exploration and discovery, and is the perfect environment in which to live and study. As a future graduate there are more opportunities open to you than ever before, and gaining a degree from a strong academic university is the best start you can get. In fact, 94% of our graduates find employment or are in further study within 6 months of graduating.
We offer expert advice and guidance from our Careers Centre, who will support you in your personal and professional development, help you gain work-experience placements within the sector of your choice, assist you in putting together a CV, filling out application forms and preparing for interviews.