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Swansea University is a research-intensive institution that has provided postgraduate education since 1920. A wide range of taught and research programmes are available and collaborative links with industry place an emphasis on employability. Swansea University has two beachfront campuses, giving easy access to both the bustling city centre and the Gower Peninsula – the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,240 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 69%
  • Part Time 31%

Domicile

  • UK 61%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 31%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Nursing 20 280 300
Law 15 230 245
Business & Management Studies 40 170 210
Accounting & Finance 10 175 180
Psychology 25 140 170
Education 5 135 140
Materials Technology 130 10 140
Social Work 5 115 120
Communication & Media Studies 5 85 90
Biological Sciences 60 30 90
General Engineering 60 20 85
Computer Science 25 55 80
English 35 40 70
Politics 10 55 65
Civil Engineering 35 30 65
Linguistics 10 55 65
Physics & Astronomy 30 25 55
History 20 30 50
Geography & Environmental Science 25 20 50
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 20 25 45
Mechanical Engineering 15 30 40
Sports Science 40 0 40
Chemical Engineering 20 15 35
Medicine 10 20 30
Marketing 0 30 30
Social Policy 15 15 30
Mathematics 15 15 30
Creative Writing 0 30 30
Sociology 5 20 30
Classics & Ancient History 5 20 20
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 10 15
Archaeology 5 10 10
Medical Technology 5 5 10
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 10 10
Economics 10 0 10
Celtic Studies 10 0 10
Chemistry 5 5 5
East & South Asian Studies 0 5 5
American Studies 5 0 5
German 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,550–10,000
Mixed 6,200–7,900
Laboratory 6,000–11,950
Clinical 17,550
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The university offers 100 scholarships worth £3000 for taught and research master's degree students who obtain a first class degree.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Swansea University has a wide range of accommodation for postgraduate students, including 51-week tenancies in campus halls of residences, family-friendly accommodation in the city, and university-managed shared houses. 
  • A university lettings agency helps students find good quality private sector accommodation, and a house-hunting event is run for postgraduate students looking to houseshare.