Swansea University

Rank 36
Location Swansea, Wales
Established 1920
International Students 14.2%
Famous Courses Engineering, Geography, History
International Fees £12,000-18,450
Key Information
Location Swansea, Wales
Established 1920
Famous Courses Engineering, Geography, History
International Fees £12,000-18,450

Overview

Swansea University is based in South Wales and currently has around 20,000 students enrolled across two campuses. The Singleton Park campus was established in 1920 and is home to the Swansea University Medical School, College of Human and Health Sciences, College of Arts and Humanities, and the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. The Bay Campus opened in 2015 and is home to the College of Engineering, School of Management, and Computer Science.

Traditional strengths lie within the science subjects, but are strongly supported by humanities subjects, which are globally recognised. Swansea is ranked in the top 15 for Graduate Employment with an excellent 97% employment record.

Swansea also has one of the best student experiences in the UK according to its students, who consistently vote the University in the top 10 in the National Student Survey. Swansea has a low cost of living compared to other major cities in the UK. The city is vibrant, lively, friendly and often referred to as ‘home away from home’.

Services for International Students

At the beginning of the year, Swansea runs a meet and greet service from Heathrow Airport as well as a week-long induction programme to help students settle in. During term time, the English Language Training Service offers personalised English language support, as well as numerous pre-sessional courses.

They have a permanent office which is dedicated to helping international students on each campus known as International@CampusLife. They offer help, advice and guidance on all matters relating to overseas students, including visas, money and welfare.

Ranking

  • 36th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 24th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 474th in the QS World University Rankings 2021

Swansea received a Gold award for Teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Accommodation

Residential Services provides accommodation for almost 4,500 students and all first year undergraduate and postgraduate students are guaranteed University accommodation, if you apply before June 31st. The largest site is 4km from the main Singleton Campus, with over 1,000 rooms available. Most accommodation areas are a mixture of en suite and standard rooms for all students.

The University also runs Student Accommodation Swansea, which arranges shared houses for students in the city, as well as assisting students in finding private rented accommodation.

Location

Swansea is Wales’ second-largest city, on its south coast about 70km west of Cardiff. The University campuses are close to the city centre, and on the beach. While the area is mostly famous for watersports and coastal scenery, the city provides a vibrant nightlife and cultural scene, famous amongst the UK students particularly.

Alumni

  • 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)

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