Swansea University is a public research university located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom making a difference since 1920.
Swansea University is ambitious for its students, staff, and for the institution as a whole. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.
Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breath-taking Gower Peninsula, the Swansea University’s location is captivating. With 16,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime. University offers students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. 5-star teaching excellence and an award-winning student experience make Swansea a desirable study destination for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
It aims to deliver an outstanding student experience that provides a lifetime of fantastic memories, matched by courses which equip you with high-level skills and boost your employability.
The momentum it has gained as one of the UK’s most ambitious, research-led universities has made it a natural university of choice for a great many talented students, and the increases in applications to study here are a clear indication of its success.
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We believe that Swansea University strikes the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by a superb quality of life and exciting campus development plans will herald a new era for the University.
Edward George "Taffy" Bowen (Physics, 1930) who made a major contribution to the development of radar and so helped win the Battle of Britain.
Sir Terry Matthews (Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 1969) telecommunications pioneer, owner of Celtic Manor Resort and Wales’s first billionaire.
Dr Lyn Evans CBE (Physics, 1970) who led the international project to build CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Dame Jean Olwen Thomas (BSc and PhD Chemistry 1964/1967) First female Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.
Colin Pillinger CBE (BSc and a PhD in Chemistry) planetary scientist of Beagle probe fame.