Swansea University

Swansea, Wales


Swansea University is a public research university located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. It was chartered as University College of Swansea in 1920, as the fourth college of the University of Wales and in 1948 became the first campus university in UK. In 1996, it changed its name to the University of Wales Swansea following structural changes within the University of Wales. The title of Swansea University was formally adopted on 1 September 2007.

Swansea University has three faculties across its two campuses which are located on the coastline of Swansea Bay.It is the third largest university in Wales in terms of number of students. It currently offers about 450 undergraduate courses and 280 taught and 150 postgraduate research courses to 20,375 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In 2016, Swansea University was named as the best university in Wales by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 League Table. It was also awarded the inaugural Welsh University of the Year title.

40 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1948
Size Large
25,000 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS
Other Applications Accepted Institution's own application

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Cambridge English, PTE, TOEFL, Swensea ELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application for UCAS Medicine Graduate Program
Deadline of application for all courses

Cost and Scholarships

Types of Scholarships Available



Excellence Scholarships
Total Worth £3,000
Eligibility and Requirements All students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent)
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
Other Details Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Mathematics Scholarship
Total Worth £3000
Eligibility and Requirements awarded on the basis of a competitive two-and-a-half-hour examination which will be taken 6th March 2024
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
International Scholarships
Total Worth up £6000
Eligibility and Requirements Available for students who demonstrate academic excellence or show potential studying at Swansea University.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline 1st July