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Swansea University

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

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. ..

Swansea University
Swansea University
Swansea University
SUB URBAN/COASTAL
Estd
1920
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
SUB URBAN/COASTAL
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
September/October/November 2022

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

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.

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

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.

Post Graduate

Management (Digital Business) MSc
Tution Fees
19,050
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Public Policy (Extended), MA
Tution Fees
12,150
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting, BA..
Tution Fees
15,500
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

Sociology and Social Policy, BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
15,100
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

International Journalism, MA
Tution Fees
15,700
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Media and Communication, BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

History and Social Policy, BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Management (Human Resource Management), MSc
Tution Fees
19,050
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Business Administration, MBA
Tution Fees
20,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

American Studies and History, BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Finance, MSc
Tution Fees
18,900
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Biology, BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
17,400
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Research Methods in Psychology, MSc
Tution Fees
17,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Sociology and Psychology, BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
15,100
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Public Policy, MA
Tution Fees
17,350
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Legal Practice, PGDip
Tution Fees
14,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Public History and Heritage, MA (Extended)
Tution Fees
10,500
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

Welsh: Language, Law and Policy, BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Business Management, BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
16,400
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Economics and Business, BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
16,400
Duration
 3 Years 
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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 recognizes 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.

Some key facts of  Swansea University

  • 5 star teaching excellence

  • Swansea University has secured 14th WUSCA ranking

  • The university has been a provider of quality education for 100 years and was awarded University of the Year by Whatuni in 2019

  • Swansea University has almost 120 Clubs and Societies and 50 Sports clubs, there is plenty of opportunity to pursue your passions 

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

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