Swansea University

About Swansea University

Swansea University is a public research university based in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. In terms of number of students, it is the third largest university in Wales. The University is renowned for its reputation for research, teaching excellence and unique location on the seafront.

It currently offers about 330 undergraduate courses and 120 postgraduate courses.

With more than 20,000 students and 2,500 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community offers a global perspective and opportunities to gain life-long skills.

In 2019, Swansea was named University of the Year at the WhatUni.com Student Choice Awards and was nominated for the Times Higher Education Awards in the same category.

It is also one of the top five universities in the UK for career prospects (Guardian University League Table 2020).

Over the years, Swansea University has been accredited by a number of prestigious organizations such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA), the British Computer Society (BCS), the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Nursiing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Bar Council of India, Solicitors Regulation Authority, etc.

The graduate outcomes for Swansea University indicate that 99 per cent of graduates are in work or further study six months after leaving university.

Campus

  • Swansea University has two campuses north of Swansea Bay, adjacent to the coast.
  • The Singleton Park Campus is located on the Singleton Park grounds west of Swansea city center.
  • The Bay Campus, which opened in September 2015, is located east of Swansea city center, next to Jersey Marine Beach.

Facilities in Campus

  • The Bay Campus has a state-of-the-art library, an auditorium with 700 seats, several coffee shops, dining hall and retail shops and its own beach.
  • Singleton Park has a theater and cinema on-campus, shops, restaurant, museum, pools, playgrounds, athletic facilities, gyms and tennis courts.

Location Specialities

  • Swansea is the second largest city in Wales, some 70 km west of Cardiff on its south coast.
  • Both campuses have beachfront locations, and are just ten minutes away from either side of the city center where students can enjoy the local attractions and nightlife.
  • Swansea has low living costs as compared to other major UK cities.

 Accommodation

All undergraduate and postgraduate students in their first year are guaranteed if they apply within the deadline. University provides around 4500 seats in university halls. It also has local private accommodations available near to both campuses.

Ranking

  • 31st in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 31st in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 462nd in the QS World University Rankings 2020

Teaching Quality

Swansea University has the highest award (Gold) for teaching excellence at UK universities in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

Academic Divisions

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Management
  • College of Law
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human and Health Sciences
  • Medical School
  • College of science

Why SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

  • Seaside campus locations.
  •  close to the city centre with easy access to other UK cities.
  • It’s a perfect study location.
  • Swansea City, one of the safest and happiest in Britain
  • Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework 

How to Reach? Or Travel

Swansea is a beautiful seaside town located in Wales, less than an hour from Cardiff and three hours from London.

Swansea University Scholarships and Financial Aid

Different kinds of scholarships are offered to graduate and undergraduate aspirants as financial support for international students looking to study in the UK. A separate application form has to be filled to apply for a scholarship.

Some of the studentships offered to undergraduate students are as mentioned below.

  • Music Scholarships of around 1000 GBP per year which comprises of Regular individual lessons in the scholar’s instrument or voice and a bursary of 300 GBP/year, to support the purchase of sheet music, exam fees, etc
  • Sports Scholarships - available to those with exceptional abilities in a particular sport(s). Along with an application form, 2 references are also required to apply. 
  • International Excellence Scholarships – Upto 6000 USD to students with an outstanding academic section in the application or those who show potential to do so during their time at Swansea University.

Graduate students, along with Music, Sports, and International Excellence Scholarships are awarded the following –

  • Chevening Scholarships are awarded to scholars with great leadership qualities. Awards are typically for a one year Master’s degree.
  • International Post-graduate Alumni Bursaries are available to all Non-EU alumni of Swansea University applying for a master's or research degree.
  • Eira Francis Davis Scholarship - Awarded to one female student each year for academic excellence, in the form of full-tuition fee scholarship.

There are also some college-specific scholarships, offered by College of Science, School of Management, and School of Law, to students excelling in their respective fields.

Famous Aluminis

  • Lyn Evans CBE (Project Leader, Large Hadron Collider, CERN)
  • Paul Pindar (Chief Executive of Capita)
  • Geoffrey Thomas (President of Kellogg College, Oxford)
  • Isatou Njie-Saidy (Vice-President of The Gambia)

English Language Requirements:

Undergraduate:

  • IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
  • TOEFL – 79 overall with 17 listening and Writing, 18 Reading and 20 speaking.
  • PTE – 56 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.

Postgraduate:

  • IELTS – 6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 6.0
  • TOEFL – 88 overall with 22 Reading and Writing, 21 Listening and 23 in Speaking.
  • PTE – 62 overall and a minimum of 56 in all components.

Swansea University Highlights

Type of learning On-campus
Type of degrees Bachelors, Masters
No. of campuses 2
Application Season Various intakes round the year
On-campus housing Available
Financial Aid Available as Scholarships and Awards
Work Study Available for international students

Swansea University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

An estimated budget for aspirants consisting of expenses like accommodation, travel and stay required to study in the UK is as compiled below. Note that an annual budget for undergraduates and graduates of the university is approximately 7500 GBP and 9500 GBP, respectively.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees vary from course to course for both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Fee for some of the course is: 

  • Social Work & Graduate Entry in Medicine (GEM): 9,000 GBP.
  • Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science and Healthcare courses: 9,000 GBP.
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL): 7950 GBP.

Cost of living

Other expenses apart from the tuition fee are as mentioned below.

Private Residence Costs

Expenditure Cost per week Cost per academic year (40 weeks)
Rent 80.00 – 110.00 3200.00 – 4400.00
Meals - 2,000 to 3,000
Contents Insurance 2.75 110.00
Broadband 4.60 184.00
Travel Costs 9.00 360.00

Course Costs

Course Costs Costs per Week Cost per academic year (40 weeks)
Books 8.36 334.40
Printing and Binding 1.10 44.00
Course Equipment 1.75 70.00
Field Trips 1.35 – 30.00 54.00 – 1200.00

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

Undergraduate

£ 15,500

Postgraduate

£ 15,500

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 9,500

Campus accommodation

£ 9,750

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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