Swansea University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
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.

Comprised of three academic faculties – the Faculty of Medicine Health and Life Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the university delivers around 450 undergraduate and 350 postgraduate degree programmes.

Swansea University distinguishes itself through groundbreaking research across a spectrum of disciplines. Particularly notable are its advancements in health innovation; sustainable futures; energy and the environment; culture, communication and heritage; justice and equality; digital futures; smart manufacturing and steel innovation

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

  • 16.8
    No. of students per staff
  • 47 : 53
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 21%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 31%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 18,505
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Swansea University

  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Archaeology
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Education

    • Education
  • Law

    • Law