Swansea University

Our stunning waterfront campuses and friendly welcome make Swansea University the perfect destination for students from all over the world.


Undergraduate Students:
Average 1st Year Class Size:

Island Campus in a City


Average class sizes vary according to subject.
Due to Covid-19, the size of in person classes will be smaller.

We are shaping our delivery to ensure that all students - whether in Swansea, elsewhere in the UK or across the world and joining us a little later in the academic year when circumstances allow - will be fully part of our community.

All programmes of study will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate.
Face to face teaching will be delivered in a blended format with no large lectures to begin with.

Studying at Swansea University you’ll be joining a world-class research institution with grand ambitions. You’ll receive an outstanding learning and teaching experience with a distinct emphasis on employability - you’ll also fall in love with the city.

Our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.

Our figures speak for themselves with career prospects Top 5 in the UK*. Our student satisfaction rates are reflected in the fact that we won the title WhatUni University of the Year and are ranked 6th in the UK for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020**)
*Guardian University League Table 2020
**Based on a list of 131 institutions that appear in the Times Good University Guide

Swansea University provides the opportunity for all students to study abroad for either a semester of year and we run a wide range of summer programmes including volunteering abroad

A number of courses run field courses overseas in a wide range of countries
Covid-19 is limiting travel abroad for staff and students at the present time.

Internships are available in a number of subjects and the Swansea Employability Academy provides placement opportunities throughout the year

Currently Swansea University offers three Degree

· BSc Applied Software Engineering (delivered at Swansea University)
· BEng in Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (delivered through our FE partner Coleg Cambria in North Wales)
· BEng in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (delivered through our FE partner Coleg Cambria in North Wales


IB Grades

UFP Grades

Somewhat Selective

Grades vary by course but are typically 32-34

Education Model

Internships within degree

Study Abroad available

Single subject focussed and Joint Honours degrees

Yes- some subjects


Tuition Cost

For students who live in Wales and England the tuition fee will be £9000 a year but may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

For International students, the fee vary by subject.

You will find all tuition fees clearly displayed on each Undergraduate course page on our website: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/

Financial Aid

Swansea University offers a range of academic, departmental, excellence and income related scholarships and bursaries.

Home student bursaries can be found at:

International student scholarships can be found at: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my-finances/international-scholarships/

We also provide administrative support for students applying from the USA with US Federal loans.


Accounting & Finance

Country Top 30

Anatomy Physiology and Pathology

Biological Sciences

Chemical/Energy Engineering

Country Top 10

Classics and Ancient History

Country Top 30

Creative Writing


Environmental Science

Country Top 30


International Relations

Liberal Arts Only

Materials Science

Country Top 10


Pharmacy & Pharmacology


Social Policy

Country Top 30

Sport Science

Country Top 30


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

Country Top 10


Biomedical Engineering


Communication and Media Studies

Country Top 10

Data Science

Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Country Top 30

Financial Mathematics



Liberal Arts and Sciences


Modern Languages Mixed

Country Top 30





American Studies

Country Top 10


Business and Management

Civil Engineering

Country Top 30

Computer Science

Country Top 30


English Literature and/or Language

Country Top 30


Country Top 30

Hospitality Leisure and Tourism



Country Top 30

Mechanical Engineering

Country Top 30


Country Top 30

Philosophy Politics and Economics


Country Top 30

Software Engineering

Youth and Childhood Studies

World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020 https://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2020
Country Rankings = https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings
Please note that rankings do not exist for all subjects

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