Swansea University

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Intake Periods September 2024

About Swansea University

Established in 1920, Swansea University is based in the UK in the south west coast of Wales and is renowned for its research, excellent teaching, and diverse student community. The University is ranked 6th in the UK for course satisfaction and the top University in Wales in the Guardian University Guide 2022. As well as a thriving cultural and sporting scene, the city is well connected to the rest of the UK; less than 3 hours from London by train. International students choose Swansea University as it gives them an ideal environment to focus on their academic journey while enjoying their surroundings. Swansea has been voted 12th in the International category by WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Swansea University is a top 30 UK research-led university (REF 2014-21) and has a strong international academic community with renowned academics at the top of their game. Being awarded the highest possible rating in the most recent Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) means that you’ll receive a modern approach to learning, backed by cutting-edge facilities and excellent research and teaching faculty.

Swansea University offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees on both of their beachfront located campuses with opportunities to work and study abroad.

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe. Their campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up our friendly community. 
They all find their space at Swansea and make it their home away from home. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy between lectures; think 120 societies, 50 sports clubs and 12 months of must-see events. If you want to get into media, pick up a new hobby or have your voice heard on something that matters to you, there’s a way for everyone to join in. 
With around 300,000 residents, Swansea isn’t a big city, but it has a big personality! Whether you like to explore the stunning natural landscapes, take in a bit of culture, or anything in between, Swansea has a little something for everyone.


  • 15th in the UK Course Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • 93% of graduates are in employment, study and/or other activities (HESA 2022)
  • Top 20 best UK universities (StudentCrowd University Awards 2022)
  • 26th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2023)


Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

I’ve always dreamed of studying in the UK, and studying at a university with state-of-the-art Early Childhood Studies. When I was in high school in China, I found my major was too limited. I thought the childcare courses offered by Swansea University would enable me to learn more comprehensive and advanced knowledge. I am studying Early Childhood Studies. I really enjoy the courses, which is exciting and includes a combination of online and in-person lessons in the first semester. The lecturers are fascinating and there is active interaction, group discussions, presentations and participation from every student. Swansea University have a high-quality learning environment and two amazing campuses. It is a fascinating choice to study at Swansea University.

Kewei Gong (Bella)
BA Early Childhood studies ; Home country: China

Swansea University is one of the top-ranked universities in the world. Also, it is known as one of the best in academic research in different fields. Besides, Wales is beautiful like heaven and Swansea is a very lovely town that anyone would like to visit or live in. It was a great experience, academically and socially. Staff are very lovely, helpful, and so supportive whether they are academic or administrative. Socially, Welsh people are very kind, helpful, and great people, I’m glad that I met them.

PhD Business Management ; Home country: Oman

Swansea University Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, American Studies, Anatomy and Physiology, Artificial Intelligence, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biology, Business and Management, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics and Ancient History, Computing and IT, Creative Writing, Criminology, Cyber Crime & Terrorism, Data Science, Early Years Education, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, Health Science, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, Human Rights, International Studies, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Marine Biology, Marketing, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Engineering, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Mental Health, Nanotechnology, Nursing and Midwifery, Osteopathy, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Policy and Administration, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Statistics, Supply Chain and Logistics, TESOL, Translation & Interpreting, Zoology

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