- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
Swansea University is set on two beachfront campuses either side of Swansea's bustling city centre, offering students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. The university provides high-quality teaching, learning and positive outcomes for its students (awarded a silver rating, TEF 2017).
UCAS Code: S93
League Table Scores
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.Read more
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.Read more
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.Read more
A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.Read more
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.Read more
The average staffing levels at the university.Read more
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.Read more
A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.Read more
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.Read more
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.Read more
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.
Level of study
- Undergraduate 83%
- Postgraduate 17%
Mode of study
- Full Time 87%
- Part Time 13%
Where students come from
- UK 82%
- EU 4%
- Other 14%
- Male 52%
- Female 48%
Type of Qualification:
Mode of study:
- Full time (671)
Undergraduate Open Days
Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you.
Student Services and Facilities
- Swansea University libraries offer a comfortable, spacious environment with the latest facilities and technology for learning and research.
- Friendly, professional staff provide a continually expanding range of support, training and subject services to ensure that all library users make the best use of the available resources.
- Swansea Employability Academy links students with part-time jobs and work experience, as well as graduate prospects.
- The Students' Union offers a wide range of part-time jobs to fit around studies including retail and bar work, Welsh translation and events promotion.
- The university’s 'My Career Journey' supports all students to develop the skills, attributes and leadership potential that employers look for. It informs the activities of the Employability Academy and programmes in the academic colleges, which include careers fairs, recruiter-led Q and A sessions, mock interviews and a range of work tasters, placements and internships across the UK and internationally, supported through bursaries and employer match-funding.
- In partnership with the Students' Union, the Employability Academy supports and offers funding for student-led employer engagement activities, ranging from alumni talks, 'meet the employer' sessions to 'Dragon's Den' pitches and business visits.
- In the 'Teaching Excellence Framework' the university was noted for the excellent outcomes for its students from all backgrounds with regards to highly skilled employment or further study (TEF Statement of Findings June 2017).
- Swansea offers a range of health and welfare support services, including a Health Centre and Dentist located at the Singleton campus.
- Welfare@CampusLife provides practical advice and support on many different welfare issues concerning students.
- The university's Well-being Service provides a range of services, including counselling and mental health support. The counselling service is free of charge to all Swansea University enrolled students.
- The university provides guidance for disabled students and those with specific needs or medical conditions from the point of application to graduation.
- Accommodation is adapted for wheelchair users and for mobility, visually and/or hearing impaired students.
- Assessments includes an Independent Assessment Centre for students accessing Disabled Students Allowance funding (DSA) and personal care support; and appointments with an educational psychologist to assess for dyslexia and other specific learning differences.
- Adjustments can include alternative provision for exams such as extra time or the use of a PC; or access to support for students who have been recommended note takers, readers and specialist help to study.
- A transcription service provides alternative accessible formats (Braille, audio, large print, electronic text and tactile diagrams).
Other services and facilities
- Other support services include money advice and support office, chaplains and mosque, the Academic Success programme and specialist tuition.
- The Students' Union supports 120 societies and 50 sports clubs, from Ultimate Frisbee to Baking Appreciation. Students can also get involved with the media centre, on Xtreme Radio, SUTV, or The Waterfront magazine.
- The union operates three student bars, four shops, a travel shop offering trips around the UK and Europe, a nursery and a launderette; and also runs over 280 events for students every year.
- Profits are reinvested into improving the student experience, including supporting students through its Advice and Support Centre.
- The university's Welsh motto, Gweddw crefft heb ei dawn (Skill is nothing without culture), points to a long history of entwining science with the humanities and academia with industry.
- In 2015 a new beachfront science and innovation campus opened, housing the College of Engineering and School of Management. Its Great Hall seats 700, and from the library there are views across Crymlyn Burrows, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
- Founded in 1920 by industry, Swansea University became the UK’s first campus university in 1948.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- Edward George 'Taffy' Bowen – a major contributor to the development of radar, so helping win the Battle of Britain.
- Sir Terry Matthews – telecommunications pioneer, owner of Celtic Manor Resort and Wales's first billionaire.
- Dr Lyn Evans CBE – leader of the international project to build CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
- Dame Jean Olwen Thomas – first female Master, St Catharine's College, Cambridge.
- Colin Pillinger CBE – planetary scientist of Beagle probe fame.
Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales, SA2 8PP