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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

3,567 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 72%
  • Part Time 28%

Domicile

  • UK 64%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 28%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 130 460 590
Nursing 25 275 300
Business & Management Studies 55 195 250
Law 15 220 235
Accounting & Finance 15 190 205
Psychology 30 170 200
Materials Technology 140 15 155
Education 5 140 145
Communication & Media Studies 5 110 115
Computer Science 25 80 105
Biological Sciences 60 40 105
Politics 15 80 95
General Engineering 50 45 90
Social Work 5 85 90
English 35 45 80
History 20 55 80
Geography & Environmental Science 30 40 75
Physics & Astronomy 35 35 70
Linguistics 10 60 65
Sports Science 30 20 55
Marketing 0 50 50
Sociology 5 40 45
Civil Engineering 20 25 45
Mathematics 10 25 40
Mechanical Engineering 15 20 35
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 15 15 30
Classics & Ancient History 5 25 30
Social Policy 15 15 25
Chemical Engineering 10 10 20
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 15 20
Creative Writing 0 20 20
Chemistry 5 10 15
Medicine 5 10 15
East & South Asian Studies 0 15 15
Economics 5 5 15
Archaeology 5 10 10
Medical Technology 5 10 10
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 10 10
Celtic Studies 10 0 10
Philosophy 0 5 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

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 £3,000 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.