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.
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.
Swansea University has the highest award (Gold) for teaching excellence at UK universities in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Swansea is a beautiful seaside town located in Wales, less than an hour from Cardiff and three hours from London.
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.
Graduate students, along with Music, Sports, and International Excellence Scholarships are awarded the following –
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.
|Type of learning||On-campus|
|Type of degrees||Bachelors, Masters|
|No. of campuses||2|
|Application Season||Various intakes round the year|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships and Awards|
|Work Study||Available for international students|
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.
The tuition fees vary from course to course for both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Fee for some of the course is:
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|
|Course Costs||Costs per Week||Cost per academic year (40 weeks)|
|Printing and Binding||1.10||44.00|
|Field Trips||1.35 – 30.00||54.00 – 1200.00|