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Swansea University, UK: Where bright futures begin

When you start university, you’re embarking on a great adventure, a life-changing and career enhancing experience. Selecting a course is just one part of choosing the place where you will live, study, and call home for the next year and beyond.

Swansea University has it all: low cost living, vibrant student community, thriving cultural and sporting scene, plus, the city is well connected to the rest of the UK: only 3 hours from London by train. The 2014 Times’ Good University Guide has ranked Swansea University as one of the top 50 UK universities and UK’s top 20 universities for graduate job prospects.

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Studying at a world leading research-led university means that you’ll benefit from the knowledge and skills of internationally renowned academics at the top of their game. Being awarded a 5 Star rating for teaching quality from the QS Stars global university ratings system means that you’ll receive a modern approach to learning, backed by cutting edge facilities and excellent research and teaching faculty.

Our wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses gives you the flexibility to take subjects that interest you the most, which means you can take control of your studies.

International Excellence Scholarships

Swansea University offers a wide range of different scholarship schemes and in recognition of the high calibre of the international students choosing to study at Swansea University, the International Development Office is awarding up to £6000 for Undergraduate study and up to £4000 Postgraduate study.

Great Minds Don’t Think Alike

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Swansea University has an excellent employability record – 93% of Swansea graduates are in full-time employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2011/2012). We have long history of working with business and industry, including Boeing, Ericsson, IBM, Rolls-Royce and Sony. We listen closely to employers when they tell us what skills and experiences they demand of their graduate employees, and we tailor our courses to make sure that you gain the professional and technical skills that will enable you to thrive in today’s increasingly competitive world.
Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies or offer project placements with industry, which provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

Go Further… Study and Work Abroad

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Swansea University recognises that enhancing its future graduates’ employability has never been more important. As more and more businesses recruit from a global talent pool, it is vital that all our students are given every opportunity to distinguish themselves.

We aim to give every undergraduate student, including international students the opportunity to study or work abroad. With links to more than 100 partner universities and organisations in exciting destinations around the world, we can offer a range of year abroad, semester abroad and summer programmes. 

Our New Bay Campus

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The Bay Campus development highlights our ambition to be a world top 200 university by 2020 and to be a research intensive UK top 30 university by 2017. Opening in September 2015, the Bay Campus will be the new location for the College of Engineering and School of Management, as well as Industry Collaborative Research Facilities with multinational companies such as Rolls Royce and BP. It will accommodate 900 students with extensive catering provision, mini market, recreational facilities and beautiful public spaces.

Unique student lifestyle

Our seaside campus lifestyle fosters a welcoming, cosmopolitan community that offers something for everyone making it one of the UK’s top 10 universities for quality of life. Our Students’ Union will be at the heart of your student experience from the moment you arrive until the day you graduate, hosting over one hundred societies and sports clubs and arranging social events such as Freshers’ Week and Summer Ball. Our Award Winning Student Services Team is always here to help, whether you have a general enquiry about accommodation, a specific problem about visas, or you just need to talk things through.

Swansea is the UK’s 5th safest city, with a friendly, inexpensive and cosmopolitan living environment. A vibrant student city, Swansea offers a wide range of social, cultural and sporting facilities, including a spectacular waterfront marina, museum complex and Liberty sports stadium, home of the Premiership Swansea City Football club.

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