- TEF Gold Award for Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework
- 6th in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Times Good University Guide, 2020)
- UK Top 15 for Career Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2021)
- 90% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent
- Guaranteed offers and academic scholarships ranging from £2000-£3000
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Overlooked & New Courses:
Our four-year integrated Master’s Degree is a new course for the changing face of Pharmacy. The programme recognises new and advanced roles in healthcare and integrates sciences and practice to prepare students to meet the challenges of Pharmacy. Learn more:
Gain a thorough grounding in the science underpinning medicine with our new BSc in Applied Medical Sciences. Swansea University’s Medical School is ranked 3rd in the UK, also placing 1st in the UK for research environment and joint 2nd for research quality. The course can be used as a Medical Pathway to apply to our four-year Graduate Entry Medicine programme. Learn more:
An academic understanding of ocean life across the world has never been more important – at Swansea students can study a world-ranked Marine Biology degree in a unique coastal location. Their learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics, including those who have worked on National Geographic’s Great Migrations and the globally acclaimed BBC series Blue Planet II. The course is also ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction. Learn more:
One of our many Engineering pathways, Materials Science and Engineering is ranked 1st in the UK for graduate prospects, and is placed in our UK top 25 College of Engineering. The degree explores how the properties of matter can be controlled, and includes elements of physics and chemistry, connecting closely with most other areas of engineering. Learn more:
Ranked 6th in the UK, our Criminology degree will give students the opportunity to examine the many factors involved in criminal behaviour, and how society responds through the criminal justice system. Our Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law is headed by practicing QC Professor Elwen Evans, who has acted in numerous high profile court cases, most notably leading the prosecution in the April Jones murder case. Learn more:
International Relations sits in a UK top 12 Political and Cultural Studies department at Swansea University. The programme offers competitive work opportunities, through an internship module with the National Assembly for Wales and a Welsh Assembly Placement scheme. Learn more:
Do you have students aiming to excel at the highest level global business management practice? Then this is the course for them. Ranked 6th in the UK for course satisfaction, Business Management offers a range of degree pathways including Business
Analytics, e-Business, Enterprise and
Innovation, Finance, Human Resource
Consulting, Marketing, Operations
and Supply Management, and
Tourism. Learn more:
SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS:
Here at Swansea we do things differently, making sure that from the moment students start their journey with us, they have all careers advice and employment opportunities under one roof. The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) is affiliated with AGCAS and ensures that learning and experience exist in tandem, leading to a successful graduate career. Students will have the opportunity to engage with industry and take on placement opportunities and work experience, so that they are fully equipped for the world of work when they graduate.
SEA want students to make the most of their university experience, and currently offer a £100 grant to those wanting to host networking events for a society or club. Professional careers advice is available online, and the Employment Zone’s digital jobs board is regularly updated.
There are also a range of internship programmes available at Swansea, including:
• Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) – 4 week graduate level internships supported by SEA specialists, with grants available for employers to support salaries.
• Santander Universities Placement Programme – Paid work experience for students and recent graduates within local SMEs and third sector organisations. Santander also offers flexible grants to these employers.
• Week of Work (WoW) - 1 week, unpaid ‘tester’ placements for shorter projects within a wide range of organisations, occasionally extended to 2 weeks. Bursaries are available to support student expenses.
Certain courses offer sandwich degrees with a year in industry, for which students take advantage of Swansea’s employer links with BBC, Airbus, Microsoft, GSK, Fujitsu, Pfizer, Unilever and Sky to name a few. Alternatively, our Go Global team support those wanting to take a year abroad to study, work or volunteer in another country.
Entrepreneurship is also heavily supported at Swansea University. Our Student Enterprise team hold competitions for student entrepreneurs, such as the Big Pitch, where this year £22,000 was awarded to 10 start-up companies. Recent successes include an aviation simulation business, the sustainable GoGo Coffee Co, and graduate-run Easily Eco.
To enjoy and enrich the student experience at Swansea University, students can access free, impartial advice and a range of support services in a relaxed, friendly and confidential environment. Swansea University is dedicated to providing this positive student experience, and secured £1.5 million from the Welsh Government in 2020 towards student welfare support.
Both our Singleton and Bay campuses have MyUniHub desks, where students can go for help with any aspect of university life – from enrolling onto a course, to paying fees or seeking advice on housing.
The University also has dedicated teams for particular aspects of student welfare:
• Disability Office – Ensuring the same experience for all, offering help with everything from special consideration proformas for assessments, to the Transcription Centre’s accessible learning resources.
• Money (Campus Life) – Advising on student funding, financial hardship, budgeting and additional assistance for the STUDENT+ scheme for student parents, carers and care leavers.
• Wellbeing Service – Providing a range of self help resources, a Lighthouse listening service, counselling, and 24/7 mental health support by trained professionals via the Togetherall app.
• Health Information – Offering a full range of NHS and private dental treatments, as well as an award-winning Health and Wellbeing Academy on Singleton campus.
Academics at Swansea University's College of Engineering have been working hard over the last year to provide the best possible learning experience to their students - something which is not an easy task when the majority of their study is working with physical parts in on-campus laboratories.
Students on two modules are now benefitting from creative resources that the College is providing with the aim of enhancing learning and assessment.
70 students on a Digital Manufacturing module have been sent 3D printers on loan to their homes, allowing them to practice problem solving and design work for assessments. Lecturers on a Data Integration in Mechanical Systems module have also gone the extra mile for over 220 students, creating technical kits that can be delivered or collected from campus. These consisted of a programmable micro controller, a sensor and connecting leads, which altogether will teach students about data capture through digital sensors.
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Have your students received offers to come to Swansea? Congratulations! The next step in their journey will be choosing where they want to live, so it’s time to talk them through their accommodation options.
At Swansea University, we offer guaranteed student accommodation for any first year student that applies for their course and their accommodation by 30th June 2021. Whether we are their firm or insurance choice, our applicants can be safe with the knowledge that they will have somewhere to stay if they decide to leave home. Applicants will receive a student number alongside their offer, and this allows them to start the process. It is advised to encourage students to submit their options as soon as they receive this number, as accommodation is allocated on a first come first served basis.
We are a campus-based university, which means our two sites are set out like student villages. Everything from lecture theatres, restaurants, shops and healthcare facilities are within a few minutes reach of the halls of residence, which brings a community feel to the university. Singleton Campus is a five minute drive to the city centre by regular bus and taxi services, or a thirty minute walk along the promenade. It sits right in the middle of a luscious green park across from the beach, providing the best of both worlds for nature lovers who want to experience city nightlife too. Shared bathroom accommodation starts at £125, and en suite rooms are offered from £130, with the option of catered or self-catered dining. Students can also request single sex, mature, alcohol free or quieter halls. Alternatively, rooms in an off campus student village are available from £93 a week, which includes off site parking and a free bus pass to travel to university.
Our Bay Campus opened in 2015 and also sits on the beach front, with private sand dunes offering a peaceful study and social space to students. The Bay is located ten minutes from the city centre, with buses running every 8 minutes to keep both campuses connected. Although this campus is the smaller of the two, many sports and social activities also take place here, which provides a similar community atmosphere. All accommodation is fitted with en suite rooms, starting from £148 with premium, twin room and private flat options.
Whatever your students choose, our Residential Services and MyUniHub teams are always on hand to support them, with 24 hour security making our campuses a safe place to live and study.