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Swansea, Wales


Engineering, Geography, History

About University

Overview of Swansea University

Swansea University is a public institute that is serving the education field for more than 100 years. Its’ research activities are rich and many of them have achieved excellent success. In a global and friendly environment, the respected university offers a large range of courses. So, Swansea has huge popularity among international students also. It follows the motto of “Technical skill is bereft without culture”.

Rankings and Achievements

  • University of the Year – The Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019
  • Achieved 6th position in the UK for Student Satisfaction- NSS 2020.
  • It is among the top 15 in the UK for Career Prospects- Complete University Guide 2021.
  • It Ranked top 25 in the UK – The Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • The university got 24th position for Research Quality- Complete University Guide 2021.
  • Ranked 6th for Course Satisfaction- Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • NSS 2021 Rank-16
  • QS Ranking- =440
  • THE- 251–300

History of Swansea University

King George V first established the Swansea University in 1920. The university was known as the University College of Swansea at that time which was the University of Wales’ fourth college. In the beginning year, it welcomed 89 students and the available subjects were Sciences, Mathematics, Metallurgy, and Engineering. It had adopted the motto ‘Gweddw Crefft Heb Ei Dawn’, In English, ‘Technical Skill is Bereft Without Culture’ in the same year. Swansea was proud to have many well-known teachers in different years and many of them were notable female teachers. The institute changed its’ name again to the University of Wales Swansea in 1996. In 2007 it officially got its’ present name Swansea University. Now, it welcomes students from almost 130 countries and the current number of students is more than 20,000. Swansea has spread links with many leading universities in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia.


The two campuses of Swansea University have eight colleges.

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human and Health Science
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law
  • School of Management
  • Swansea University Medical Shcool
  • College of Science
  • The College, Swansea University

Student Statistics

  • Undergraduate –80 %
  • Postgraduate – 20%
  • Full-time students –91%
  • Part-time students –9%
  • UK students– 83%
  • EU students-5%
  • International students –12%
  • Female – 48%
  • Male –52%

Breakdown of fee structure

The international tuition fee is £12,000-18,450.


The Swansea University is committed to provide scholarship opportunities to the students and help them to pursue their dream degrees at a reasonable cost. It also arranges scholarship-holder programs where students can expand their links among the established and experienced seniors. Some of the scholarships are-

  • International Excellence Scholarships
  • International Postgraduate Alumni Bursaries
  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Music Scholarships
  • Sports Scholarships
  • The Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Pharmacy Scholarship
  • The School of Management’s Developing Futures Scholarship

Facilities and Services

The prestigious Swansea University offers every necessary assistance and facility a student needs during a study period. From the first year to the last year of an academic program, a student faces different types of difficulties or may have important queries to know. Swansea expert team always there to solve these difficulties by advising and guiding them accordingly. The university offers many services that can be accessed by the public and students.

  • Sport
  • Support for Businesses
  • Event Services
  • Campus Catering
  • Nursery and Childcare Facilities
  • Disability Service
  • Welfare and Counselling Services
  • Healthcare and Medical Services
  • Careers, Employability and Work Experience
  • Faith
  • Culture and Collections

Student Life

Life at Swansea is amazing and comfortable. The Swansea University gives continuous effort so that the students can gather plenty of experiences, achieve potential things for their future lives. Like every good academic institution, it also runs a Students’ Union. Swansea University Students’ Union supports and encourages students in every step at the university. It handles 140 student clubs and others include-

  • Nightclubs,
  • A travel shop,
  • Student bars,
  • a radio station,
  • Nursery,
  • Money Advice,
  • Dentist,
  • Student Counselling,
  • launderette and shops,
  • Residential Services,
  • Support Office,
  • a Health Centre,
  • Chaplains,
  • an Academic Success Program,
  • Advice and Support Centre,
  • Specialist Tuition.

Living Accommodation

Away from family and home, every student needs a comfortable housing system with a study environment. The university understands and prioritises these things. Both the on-campus and off-campus residences are available which are affordable to the students too. These are amazingly decorated include standard rooms, wi-fi, tv, telephones, and so on. The Bay Campus consists of 1462 rooms and the Singleton Campus has 9 halls for about 1226 students. Facilities are also the same in the off-campus housings include Hendrefoelan Student village and Beck House. The university is continuing reconstruction and development in some houses.


Swansea University suggests cycles, walking paths for students to go all nearer destinations. It provides all cycle maintaining services including racks, cleaning and repairing facilities, and so on. Students and staff have bicycle hiring facilities here. Other vehicles’ parking system on the campus is available but for limited periods of a day. Students can also travel via bus and the university provides passes for it. Besides, train and airport links from the university are good too.

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