Swansea University

Swansea University

Swansea University

Swansea is a UK top 30 research university that prides itself on offering a fantastic study environment. We’ve been providing postgraduate teaching excellence since 1920, and have been named ‘Welsh University of the Year 2017’ by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. We are also delighted to have won the ‘Postgraduate’ category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017.

Our two campuses are within a stone’s throw of the Gower Peninsula’s spectacular coastlines, and the University is one of the few global institutions with direct access onto a beach. Our students enjoy easy access to several public parks, as well as the bustling city centre, which provides a variety of museums, international restaurants and recreational activities.

Postgraduate study

Swansea offers postgraduate taught and research programmes in:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Ageing Studies
  • American Studies
  • Biosciences
  • Business Management
  • Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cymraeg/Welsh
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Sciences
  • History
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting
  • Physics
  • Politics, International Relations and Development Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • War and Society

We believe that postgraduate study should be about nurturing the natural talent, creativity and curiosity of our students, providing opportunities to push the boundaries and develop new ways of thinking. Our postgraduate programmes will equip you with vocationally relevant skills that meet employers' needs.


Swansea is a UK top 30 university for research excellence; 90% of our research has been judged as internationally excellent in its impact (REF2014).

Our collaborative research links with industry are among the best in the UK, and we have a long history of working closely with multinational organisations. Our partners include global companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, IBM and the NHS.

We attract some of the world's best academics, teaching, working and conducting research within our state of the art facilities. Our consistently high standard of research sits alongside outstanding teaching quality, as demonstrated by our 5 Star rating for Teaching Excellence (QS Stars Ratings 2015).


The Swansea experience goes far beyond outstanding teaching and research excellence. As a postgraduate student, you will enjoy superb facilities both on and off-campus.

We offer modern study facilities, a wide range of cafes and restaurants, and well stocked libraries and computer rooms which are open 24 hours a day during peak times.

Our £20 million Sports Village provides a range of sporting activities and facilities, including a fully equipped gym, multipurpose sports hall, athletic track, and indoor and outdoor pitches. The Sports Village is also home to the Wales National Pool which includes a 50 metre pool and a 25 metre ‘warm-up’ pool.

Our 360 Beach and Watersports centre takes full advantage of Swansea’s beach side location, offering kite surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and many other outdoor pursuits.

Get in touch

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Key information

Singleton Park
Telephone number: 
01792 205678