Based on the south-west coast of Wales, Swansea University is among the top 15 institutions in the UK for graduate employability (The Times and Sunday Times Good University League Table, 2018), and number one in Wales – with 81.4% of students in professional employment within six months of graduating.
Swansea is a research-led university that prides itself on tackling real world problems, such as infectious diseases and water filtration for third world countries. Swansea was rated among the top 30 research universities in the UK by the Research Excellence Framework, rising from 52nd position in the 2008 rankings to 26th in 2014.
The University has been awarded the prestigious title of Welsh University of the Year in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, within which is was highly commended for the work of its Employability Academy – which links talented students to graduate recruiters to give them the best chance of getting a job after their degree.
Among the top 200 universities in the world for international students (QS Stars, 2017) the city of Swansea was also ranked in the top 10 most safe places to study in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2017.
Teaching quality is of a very high standard at Swansea University. In fact, QS World University Rankings 2017 awarded the institution 5-stars for teaching excellence – the highest ranking achievable.
Swansea University provides a unique study abroad experience for international students. It is the closest university to a beach in the whole world, but is also just 2 miles from the city centre of Swansea and its many restaurants, cafes, museums and other cultural delights.