Swansea University is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location. Based in the UK on the south-west coast of Wales, the university was rated as a UK top 30 institution by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. Established in 1920, the university is currently celebrating its centenary year.
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.
Teaching quality is of the highest of standards at Swansea University, the institution has been awarded a gold rating in the 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework. As well as this award, the city of Swansea has been ranked in the top ten safest places to study in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2020.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and has a strong international academic community. The university has two campuses, both set on a beachfront location, comprised of seven academic colleges that offer hundreds of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees with opportunities to work and study abroad.
The institution has been 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.
Both campuses are close to the city centre with a variety of restaurants, cafes, museums and other cultural delights to explore.