Great opportunities available at Swansea University

Swansea University still has places to offer students across a range of courses through the Clearing process.

Because of changes in the pattern of university applications, and in A level results, Swansea has more places available than usual and is keen to hear from students who have not yet found a university place, or who have not yet made a decision on where they would like to study.

Professor Alan Speight, Pro-Vice Chancellor for student experience, said:

“Swansea is a great place to study, and students who come here become part of an ambitious, research-led institution with top quality teaching.Swanseais also a vibrant student city, with a thriving cultural and sporting scene, with city and countryside nearby and a beachfront location.

“Of course, many students, their parents and tutors, will have been disappointed with their results and will have been frustrated in their attempts to secure a place at university so far. But, in this unusual year, it is possible to gain access to university with lower grades than have been required in previous years, amid reports of lower grades being acceptable at universities across theUK.

Applicants who have been unsuccessful to date should therefore not be discouraged but should seize the considerable and rare opportunity, this year, to secure a place available through Clearing.

“We have bursaries of up to £3,000 available for new students with high grades and of up to £4,500 for students from low income family backgrounds. The University is also able to offer guaranteed accommodation to the best students we take via Clearing and Adjustment.

“We are also interested to hear from students who may have achieved higher grades than they had anticipated, have exceeded the entrance requirements they were offered elsewhere, and are interested in making use of the opportunity through UCAS of ‘Adjustment’ to come to Swansea rather than their original choice of institution.”

Swansea University has specific Clearing places available across a number of subject areas, including Business, Economics, Law, Criminology, Psychology, Genetics, English, History, Politics, Classics, Media, Translation, American Studies, and Modern Languages; as well as on our new Foundation Year Science programme which provides a direct pathway to full degrees in Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Geography and Mathematics.

We have a telephone helpline on 0800 094 9071 for applicants interested in places available through either Clearing or Adjustment (and of course for students who already have an offer from us) operating from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday this week.  

Further details are also available via our web pages at