Swansea University


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Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)


Tution Fees: 18,500

Accounting BSc (Hons)


Tution Fees: 15,450

Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons)


Tution Fees: 16,400

Accounting and Finance, MSc


Tution Fees: 18,200

Accounting, BSc (Hons)


Tution Fees: 16,400

Actuarial Science, BSc (Hons)


Tution Fees: 15,450

Adult Nursing (Swansea), BSc (Hons)


Tution Fees: 15,100

Advanced Computer Science, MSc


Tution Fees: 18,550

Advanced Software Technology, MSc


Tution Fees: 18,000

Aerospace Engineering, BEng (Hons)


Tution Fees: 18,500

Aerospace Engineering, MEng (Hons)


Tution Fees: 18,500

Aerospace Engineering, MSc


Tution Fees: 19,600

American Studies, BA (Hons)


Tution Fees: 14,500

Ancient Egyptian Culture, MA


Tution Fees: 15,700

Ancient History and French, BA (Hons)


Tution Fees: 16,600

Ancient History and German, BA (Hons)


Tution Fees: 16,600

Ancient History and Greek, BA (Hons)


Tution Fees: 16,600

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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.

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
14,680 2,765 21% 15:2

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.

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.

 Notable Alumni

·        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.

English Language Requirements

English language scores for Swansea’s undergraduate courses are:

Postgraduate Degrees

Most academic departments will ask for an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for postgraduate degrees but there are exceptions and you should always check with the individual departments.

Undergraduate Degrees

Most academic departments will ask for an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) for undergraduate degrees but there are exceptions and you should always check with the individual departments.

Undergraduate Programmes: 

Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% Year XII  including Standard XII in English - 65% or above (or equivalent). 

Postgraduate Programmes:  

Successful completion of a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division:

60%; or CGPA 6.7 (10 point system); or CGPA 6 (7 point system); or CGPA 3 (4 point system) - including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).

(55% or CGPA 6.1 (10 point system) or CGPA 5.5 (7 point system) or CGPA 2.67 (4 point system) for institutes of national importance/LLB) including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).

Foundation Programmes: 

CBSE or CISC grade X or XI and Grade 6 or above in ICSE English.

Please note that some courses may require higher entry requirements and/or English Language requirements.Please check with the university website for exact details. 

Accommodation for International Students

·        New undergraduates are guaranteed a room in residences if they apply before the relevant deadline.

·        Accommodation is at Singleton Park or off campus in Hendrefoelan Student Village, and at the beachfront Bay Campus, which are all en-suite. Free Wi-Fi in all bedrooms.

·        There is adapted accommodation for wheelchair users and mobility, visually and/or hearing impaired students.

·        Rooms are available for 40, 47 and 51 weeks

·         It is essential that you understand the conditions of your tenancy and the length of time you will be committed to paying for your accommodation.

·         • 40 week tenancy runs for the whole undergraduate academic year (September - June)

·        • 47 week tenancy is for healthcare students and students in university houses

·        • 51 week tenancy is for postgraduate students on longer length courses

·         Everyone in university accommodation will have a shared kitchen, which means everyone has the facility to cook their own meals.

·         There is a choice of self-catered accommodation or standard with a pre-paid dining card where a portion of your weekly residence fees is allocated to a meal card and with this you purchase food in any of the campus catering outlets.

·         This is approximately the equivalent of one main meal every day.

·         Single sex and alcohol-free accommodation is available on request at all residence sites

Swansea University offers up to £1.5 million worth of scholarships for international students.


The International Development Office recognises the ambition and talent of many international students and offers scholarships up £6000 for undergraduate study and up to £4000 for postgraduate taught study.‌


International Undergraduate Scholarships


Santander Scholarship


International Scholarships


College of Science International Scholarships


School of Management Developing Futures Scholarships


Music Scholarships


International Postgraduate Scholarships


College of Human and Health Sciences International Scholarships


School of Management Developing Futures Scholarships


Eira Davies Scholarship


International Postgraduate Alumni Awards


Santander Scholarship


Commonwealth Scholarship


Chevening Scholarships


International and EU Scholarships


College of Science International Scholarships


Music Scholarships


There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.


Other scholarships


You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Quick Facts

Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1920


IntakeJanuary/February 2022,September/October 2022,


Full-time UG & PG Fees 12,000 GBP to 18,450 GBP according to your course.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Swansea is relatively low compared to many other cities in the UK. However it is still vital that any potential student prepares their finances before they attend University. On average students studying at Swansea will spend between £6000 and £9000 (over 40 weeks) on living costs. The level of these costs depends heavily on lifestyle and will vary from person to person, but it's always a good idea to draw up a budget - and stick to it!

Ranking of Universities

The Complete University Guide 2018 :  44

World University Rankings 2017 :  301-350


Swansea University – Singleton Campus Singleton Park Swansea Wales SA2 8PP

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