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.



Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.

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Student Experience

In 2019 Swansea University won the Whatuni University of the Year award as voted for by students. We also rank highly for student satisfaction currently standing at 6th in the UK (NSS 2020).

Whether you're a sports fanatic, culture vulture or outdoor adventurer, we have plenty to keep you busy! We currently have 120 societies and 50 sports clubs plus a very busy social calendar full of great events.


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.
  • Helping to improve the health of the population through developing microneedles and assessing safety levels of nanomaterials.
  • Making sure history is not forgotten by preserving ancient monuments.
  • 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 UK Top 5 for Career Prospects (Guardian University League Table 2020). 



Swansea University is a leading, sustainable university with ambitions to help drive forward sustainable development, both in the UK and further afield

Currently raked 9th in the Guardian University Green League Table, we are proud of our many achievements in embedding sustainability into University life.

We currently have eight key sustainability strategy themes to keep Swansea University as a leading university.  


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