Swansea University is the top university in Wales in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 league table – and has also won the inaugural Welsh University of the Year title.
The University’s strength in terms of graduate prospects is a major factor in this year’s ranking success, where Swansea is well inside the UK top 30, with the work of the Employability Academy highlighted, which provides paid internships and co-ordinates a variety of career support activities for students.
Swansea University has again improved its position among the world’s top 900 universities in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/2017, with a global ranking of 390th, and is ranked in the top 200 for International Students.
The University’s growing world-wide reputation has seen it climb 71 places in the QS rankings in the last two years, and Swansea now holds its highest ever position.
Swansea University has been identified as a 5-star University (the highest achievable), in 2016 the QS World University Rankings revealed that Swansea has improved its position among the world’s top 900 universities with a new global ranking of 390th.
Our excellent teaching QS 5Star teaching is underpinned by the ground breaking research taking place across our academic colleges. All of our courses benefit from being at the cutting-edge of new developments and are closely aligned to industry, ensuring that our graduates are
Research is at the core of Swansea University’s vision. We aim to foster research excellence across a broad range of subjects in arts and humanities, engineering, science and technology, medicine and social sciences, with internationally leading research staff informing all our teaching.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, showed that Swansea University achieved its ambition to be a top 30 research university, soaring up the league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd position in 2008.
Swansea University is top in Wales, and 16th in the UK, when it comes to graduates getting professional level jobs, as a new national report shows that more graduates are finding work than ever before, more of that work was professional level, and unemployment rates were down to pre-recession levels.
The independent report, entitled “What do graduates do?” presents findings from a survey of 267,000 UK graduates. It examines first degree graduate destinations six months after graduation. It found that 81.4% of Swansea University graduates (2013/14) were in professional level jobs within 6 months of graduating
Swansea University continues its success story by climbing into the top 40 in the Guardian University League Tables for 2017.The Guardian University League Tables which rank UK Universities, published confirming that Swansea University is a rising star, having improved its overall ranking over the past year from 52nd to 39th – which is the largest jump by a university in Wales.
The new ranking also indicates a remarkable performance by the University which has jumped 45 places in just 6 years, from 94th in 2012 to 39th in 2017.
Swansea University is recognised as a World Top 200 University for International Students and we welcome applications from International students from across the globe.
We encourage our international students to make applications via our online application system. For more information on making an undergraduate or postgraduate application to study at Swansea University please visit our application pages.
The International Development Office offers scholarships, recognising the talent and ambition of our international students and offer a range of international scholarships. More information on the Scholarships on offer to our international students and how to apply please visit our Scholarship pages.
When applying to study abroad applying for and getting you Visa can be a stressful time for an International Student and here at Swansea University we are here to help.
That is why we have comprehensive visa advice pages, covering information from what type of visa you need, how to apply, bringing family and dependants or working during your studies. For more information and advice please visit our visa and immigration pages.
Swansea University is ranked in the Top 20 for Graduate Employment in the UK.* The student experience at Swansea University offers a wide range of opportunities for professional development through strong links with industry and professional accreditation of many of our courses. For more information please visit out careers and employability pages.
*Time and Sunday Times Good University Guide
Studying can be expensive and it is essential to be aware of how much your course will cost you. The amount you will be expected to pay depends on what you are studying, and at what level and these are listed on our course pages, you can find out more about our courses on our course pages. For more information about tuition fees to study at Swansea University please visit our International Tuition fees pages.
Here at Swansea University we have the second cheapest accommodation in the UK and it is guaranteed for all first-year students. We have a variety of accommodation available depending on budgets and individual student requirements. Whether you want to live in one of our on-campus residences or in a private residence our residential services team are here to help. For more information on our student accommodation please visit our accommodation pages.
Swansea University is a dual campus university based in the city of Swansea less than an hour from the Welsh capital and less than three hours from London. This means Swansea offers a high quality education, beautiful coastal surrounding, a cosmopolitan environment, and the peace of mind it is a safe place to study. For more information about where Swansea is please click here.