Swansea University is ambitious for its students, staff, and for the institution as a whole. We are on a steep upward trajectory making rapid progress towards our aspiration of being one of the top 200 universities in the world by our centenary in 2020.
Our University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teachingand research, matched by an enviable quality of life. We are comfortably one of the top 30 research intensive universities in the UK in the recent government-sponsored review of the quality of research in every university (The Research Excellence Framework – REF2014). Ninety per cent of Swansea’s research was judged to be internationally excellent in its impact and a third of our research is now classed as world-leading. This means that our students are taught by, and work alongside, some of the best academic staff in the country and even the world.
We aim 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.
Swansea University is ranked 16th in the UK for graduate employment, further proof that our students are benefitting from our initiatives to help them become global graduates, sought-after in the highly competitive graduate marketplace. As employers tell us that global knowledge and awareness is more important than degree classification in their recruitment processes, our commitment to offer every student the chance to spend time overseas during their studies is more important than ever, and we are delighted that we have been able to achieve an 86% increase in outbound student mobility in the last five years.
The momentum we have gained as one of the UK’s most ambitious, research-led universities has made us a natural university of choice for a great many talented students, and the increases in applications to study here are a clear indication of our success.
We believe that Swansea University strikes the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by a superb quality of life and our exciting campus development plans will herald a new era for the University.