Welcome to Swansea University
Swansea University is ambitious for its students, staff, and for the institution as a whole. We are on a steep upward trajectory making rapid progress towards our aspiration of being one of the top 200 universities in the world by our centenary in 2020.
Our University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. We are comfortably one of the top 30 research intensive universities in the UK in the recent government-sponsored review of the quality of research in every university (The Research Excellence Framework – REF2014). 90% of Swansea’s research was judged to be internationally excellent in its impact and a third of our research is now classed as world-leading. This means that our students are taught by, and work alongside, some of the best academic staff in the country and even the world.
We aim to deliver an outstanding student experience that provides a lifetime of fantastic memories, matched by courses which equip you with high-level skills and boost your employability. Swansea University is ranked 16th in the UK for graduate employment (Times, 2015), further proof that our students are benefitting from our initiatives to help them become global graduates, sought-after in the highly competitive graduate marketplace.
The momentum we have gained as one of the UK’s most ambitious, research-led universities has made us a natural university of choice for a great many talented students, and the increases in applications to study here are a clear indication of our success.
We believe that Swansea University strikes the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by a superb quality of life and our exciting campus development plans will herald a new era for the University.
Global Opportunities...Study and Work Abroad
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.