Swansea University

United Kingdom

Founded in 1920, Swansea University is a vibrant, research-led university located in Wales. It is the third largest university in Wales in terms of number of students.The university campus is located next to the coast at the north of Swansea Bay, just outside Swansea city centre.

With a commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience, with research-led and practice-driven teaching of the highest quality, Swansea University is rising steadily in various ranking systems. It is ranked 49th in the UK by the Complete University Guide and within the top 3-5% of universities worldwide.

Subject Strengths: Biological Sciences, Civil and Chemical Engineering, Economics, Finance and Accounting, Law, and Sports Science

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Our campuses

The university has a beachfront location overlooking Swansea Bay on the south coast of wales. The Singleton Park campus lies approximately two miles from the centre of Swansea.

Swansea is perhaps most famous for its stunning array of beaches and the majority of must-do activities here are centred around the beautiful sweeping coastline. There are many beachfront companies which specialise in organising a range of activities including surfing, horse riding, kite surfing, wind surfing and sailing. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1920
Student
Population
13048
Staff
Population
786
Male to Female
Ratio
52 : 48
International
Students
21%
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
Swansea@therightu.com
Social
Strengths
Medicine
CUG Complementary Medicine
United Kingdom
1st
Nursing & Health Science
Guardian Nursing & Midwifery
United Kingdom
2nd
Criminology
Guardian Criminology
United Kingdom
3rd
Area Studies
The Times Celtic studies
United Kingdom
5th
Computer Science
The Times Computer Science
United Kingdom
7th
Social Work & Policy
Guardian Social policy and administration
United Kingdom
7th
Material Science
CUG Materials Technology
United Kingdom
8th
Materials Engineering
CUG Materials Technology
United Kingdom
8th
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
Interntional Excellence Scholarship
£6000 for tuition
Limited quantity
International Excellence Scholarship
£4000 for tuition
Limited quantity
Interntional Merit Scholarship
£2000 for tuition
Limited quantity
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
Centenary Graduate - Merit Scholarships
£1000 for tuition
Unlimited quantity
Centenary Graduate - Excellence Scholarships
100% for tuition
Unlimited quantity
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Notable Alumni

Alan Cox Linux Pioneer
Alan Cox is a computer programmer who formerly maintained the 2.2 branch of the Linux kernel and continues to be heavily involved in the development of the Linux kernel.

Martin Coles President, Starbucks Coffee
Mr. Coles has over 30 years of international business experience with multinational corporations. He has consistent track record of significant business experience and successful international brand building. He served as the President of Starbucks International for 5 years and its Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2009. Mr Coles studied biochemistry at Swansea University.
Student Life
Media
Law student, Lucy Watkins, speaks of her student life.
Swansea University: Where bright futures begin

"Students sharing their experience of studying and living at Swansea University."

Fish-eye digital camera built from old parts

"A Swansea graduate student who built his own digital fish-eye camera to save money has taken orders for almost 300 of them from around the world."