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Student Accommodation

  • New undergraduates are guaranteed a room in residences if they apply before the relevant deadline and Swansea is their firm choice.
  • Accommodation is at Singleton Park or off campus in Hendrefoelan Student Village, and at the beachfront Bay Campus, which are all en-suite. Free Wi-Fi in all bedrooms.
  • There is adapted accommodation for wheelchair users and for mobility, visually and/or hearing impaired students.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £5,360 to £5,560 per year
Self-Catered from £3,640 to £7,800 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 239,000
  • Student Population: 15,000
  • Swansea has a modern maritime spirit, with an abundance of arts, food and shopping opportunities, all in a magnificent setting. Significant investment in the city centre has already been made, and long-term plans are in place to make Swansea city centre and the waterfront combine to become a European destination of distinction by 2020.
  • The Bay campus is located on the east side of the city, 4.5 miles away from Singleton campus.

Culture and Nightlife

  • The city's famous café quarter on Wind Street provides a host of popular pubs and clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues including a 12-screen multiplex cinema and casino.
  • Taliesin Arts Centre is a popular venue with regular cinema screenings, visiting exhibitions and a variety of live performances from dance and drama to jazz and world music. Exhibitions are also at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, while theatres in the city include Penyrheol Theatre and the Grand Theatre, where the Welsh National Opera performs.
  • The Egypt Centre is an accredited museum on the campus of Swansea University. Swansea Museum and the Dylan Thomas Centre are found in the city, which is also home to the National Waterfront Museum, attracting over 250,000 people a year.
  • Sports include Premier League football at Swansea City football club, and the Ospreys Rugby Union Football team. There are six leisure and sports centres and good tennis and swimming facilities across the city including the 50m Wales National Pool.
  • The city has 52 green spaces, including award-winning parks and gardens, and the Gower Peninsula and surrounding countryside offers hiking, golfing, fishing, kite and wind surfing, kayaking and horse riding on the beach.


  • Both the Bay and Singleton campuses are within approximately three miles of the city centre. Students mostly walk, get the bus or cycle to get around, with interesting and varied cycle routes available.
  • Bus travel is one of the most cost effective and time efficient ways of getting around Swansea. A student bus pass is an essential investment for students travelling between campuses and the city centre or residential areas. The UniBus network connects Singleton Park and Bay campuses, the student residence areas of the city including the Student Village, Sketty, Uplands and Brynmill, and the city centre.
  • Swansea is easily accessible by road with the M4 motorway, the main east-west arterial route from London, passing through the northern outskirts of the city.
  • Swansea railway station is on the main West Coast line from London Paddington, less than three hours away.
  • Cardiff International Airport is less than an hour away.