Swansea University

World University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings 2022
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

About Swansea University

Founded in 1920, Swansea University is a public research university located along Swansea Bay in South Wales. The institution is the third largest university in Wales.

Making up the university’s eight departments are the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Engineering, College of Human and Health Sciences, Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law, School of Management, Medical School, College of Science and The College. The College is a specific department providing undergraduate and postgraduate pathways for international students who wish to study in the UK in a variety of disciplines, from business to criminology, education, media and more.

Swansea University is also home to a number or research institutes such as the Global Drug Policy Observatory, the Welsh Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Egypt Centre, which has a collection of over 4,000 items. The university has established partnerships with leading universities in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

The university is in the top quarter of the British Universities sporting leagues and the institution’s international sports village is just five minutes from the Singleton campus. It features an eight-lane track, training centre, climbing wall and array of pitches for student clubs to use. It is also a great resource for sports science research, an area of study the university is well known for.

The city of Swansea has a lot to offer students, from the Maritime Quarter, a beautiful, revamped dockland, to the nearby Mumbles. There’s also the added bonus of both campuses being within walking distance of the beach.

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Key statistics

  • 15.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 22%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 47 : 53
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 17,490
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Swansea University

  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Education

    • Education
  • Engineering & technology

    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
  • Law

    • Law
  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
  • Psychology

    • Psychology

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