Swansea University

University Profile

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University offers a balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.



As a student at Swansea University, you'll be studying a stone's throw away from the beach, and further along the coast there are even better beaches! If award-winning beaches aren't enough, you'll also be a short journey from one of Wales' most treasured landscapes: the Brecon Beacons National Park.

When you study here you will have the opportunity to explore some of the city's best kept secrets! Our city may be small, but it has treasures to discover.

Join us on an Open Day.


Student Life

Swansea University is ranked highly for student satisfaction currently standing at 12th in the UK as voted for by our students (NSS 2021).

Swansea - Student life

Whether you’re a sports fanatic, culture vulture or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy between lectures.

Think 150 societies, 50 sports clubs and 12 months of events. Whether you want to get into media, pick up a new hobby or have your voice heard on something that matters to you, there’s a way for everyone to join in.


Accommodation plays a large part in student life and living in university accommodation adds a unique element to your student experience. We have a range of affordable options from on-campus to off-campus which you can explore here.




A World-Class Research-Led University

We are combatting global challenges using interdisciplinary research by encouraging original thinking and collaborative working. Our research is helping prevent, combat, and reverse global challenges; making a difference to people's lives and industry.

We are;

  • Understanding animal behaviour. Pioneered at Swansea University, the Smart Daily Diary Tag is helping researchers influence conservation plans for the fortune of species around the globe.
  • Leading the way in health innovation to improve people’s lives, from: creating the next generation of implantable blood pumps for advanced heart failure, to testing microneedle skin patches to administer vaccines.
  • Using AI technology to improve healthcare, tackle climate change, analyse Big Data and create new commercial opportunities as part of a £100m investment by UK Research and Innovation 
  • Encouraging fairness, ensuring the safety of individuals and communities across the world through influencing policy, and having a human-centred approach to digital technologies.
Swansea University World-Leading Research


Careers & Employability 

At Swansea, we do things differently making sure that from the moment your journey starts with us, you have all the careers advice and employment opportunities under one roof. We make sure that your learning and experience exists in tandem leading to a successful graduate career. You will have the opportunity to engage with industry, take on placement opportunities and work experience so that you are fully equipped for the world of work when you leave us.

We are also currently ranked 22nd in the UK for Career Prospects (Times Good University Guide 2021).



At Swansea University we are blessed with a wealth of habitats, from beaches to woodland to parks, and we are passionate about sustainable development to benefit our local community, the UK and the wider world.

We are in the top ten of the Guardian People and Planet University League and are proud of our many achievements in embedding sustainability into University life.

As a student, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with practical conservation. You can volunteer to help keep these areas special by joining our regular beach cleans, work parties and wildlife monitoring. As well as helping the environment, you’ll learn new skills and meet new friends along the way.



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