Swansea University is the perfect environment in which to combine studies with a superb quality of life. Founded in 1920, we are a traditional university with a long history of academic success, excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Swansea University is firmly within the top 30 research intensive University (REF2014), achieving the biggest leap from joint 52nd position to joint 26th
We have a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes offered by seven colleges: Engineering, Human and Health Science, Arts and Humanities, Medicine, Science, Law and the School of Management.
The 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks Swansea University in the top global 200 in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Structural), English Language, Literature & Linguistics, Geography, Law & Legal Studies, and Environmental Studies. In the 2015, Swansea’s new 5 stars rating in the QS Stars assessment firmly places the institution amongst the world leading universities to have also achieved 5 stars such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge. QS Stars is a quality rating system which allows students to get a wider picture of an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of its graduates, to sports facilities and community engagement.
Our collaborative research links with industry are among the best in the UK, and our long history of working closely with multinational organisations such as Boeing, Ericsson, IBM, Rolls-Royce and Sony ensures that our programmes equip our students with the practical skills that meet employers’ needs.
College of Engineering and the department of Computer Science offer four-year schemes to students without the entry requirements for the first year of a standard degree. Also the International College Wales Swansea (ICWS), Swansea University’s affiliate college offers undergraduate and postgraduate pathways to Swansea University.
English Language Training Services
If you think you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, or if you need support with the English language while studying with us, our English Language Training Services (ELTS) offers a range of British Council accredited programmes to help you achieve your academic goals.
We offer up to £200,000 worth of International Excellent Scholarships to international students, up to £6000 for undergraduate study and up to £4000 postgraduate study. Swansea University’s International Development Office is pleased to support the prestigious Chevening Scholarship.
Entry requirements for individual courses can vary widely. You can view entry requirement equivalent for your country on the country pages. If you are unsure about your eligibility, then please contact our admissions department and they can advise you.
Candidates applying for first degrees in Engineering and Science who are not qualified for direct entry to the first year of a degree scheme can be considered for entry to a four year integrated degree scheme. Please see the relevant subject entries for further details.
Applications from international students for first year exemption, i.e. for admission to the second year of an undergraduate degree scheme, will be considered on an individual basis.
How to apply
To study at Swansea University you will need to meet our general requirements as well as achieving the entry grades by your chosen degree programme, you must meet our English Language requirements.
Choose your course. We offer a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; you will find information about tuition fees and modules on each of the course pages.
Apply online: Once you have chosen your course you can apply online using OnTrack. If you have results pending, you must send your documents to show that you meed the requirements for your course.
Please remember that offers can take up to 15 days to be processed. Please email us if you have still not recieved an offer firstname.lastname@example.org
Swansea enjoys a lower cost of living than many parts of the UK, and this includes the cost of our accommodation. Our residences offer a range of single, en suite rooms and shared houses, providing independent living in a relaxed, community environment. All our accommodation gives you access to
•FREE wireless broadband (with IT support available in the library)
•FREE contents insurance
•All utility/energy bills
•Telephones in study bedroom with free calls throughout the university network
•TV points in all study rooms
•Welfare Wardens living in residence
•Student Resident's Network
•Fully equipped kitchens with seating area
•Excellent transport links to/from City Centre and the Gower Peninsula - Bus Travel Information for Residents
Our seaside campus lifestyle, just three hours from London, fosters a welcoming, cosmopolitan community that offers something for everyone. Our Students’ Union will be at the heart of student experience, hosting over one hundred societies and sports clubs and arranging social events such as Freshers’ Week and Summer Ball.
In September 2015 Swansea University will become one university with two stunning campuses, located in acres of tranquil parkland and on the majestic sweep of the bay.
The £450m Bay Campus is one of the biggest higher education development projects currently being undertaken in the United Kingdom. It will be home to College of Engineering and School of Management, providing state-of-the-art facilities for students, staff and businesses in a truly inspiring location, right on the beach overlooking the beautiful Swansea Bay - a place where bright futures begin.