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We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Study for a postgraduate degree with us and you’ll become a valued member of our welcoming academic community. Our academics and postgraduate students are committed to producing research that makes a real-life impact on the health, wealth, culture and wellbeing of our society.
We’ve been providing outstanding postgraduate study since 1920, a tradition that we’re proud to continue today. In 2017, we were delighted to be crowned the winners of the ‘Postgraduate’ category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards, and in the same year, we were also named the ‘Welsh University of the Year 2017’ by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
We recognise that every student is different, and all of our postgraduate programmes will allow you to nurture your unique skills and natural talent to develop new ways of thinking.
Swansea offers postgraduate taught and research degrees in:
Swansea is a UK top 30 university for research excellence, and 90% of our research has been judged as internationally excellent in its impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Swansea is a truly international university, and we attract some of the world’s best academics to provide you with innovative, research-led teaching.
The University is currently undergoing a period of transformation, with existing buildings being modernised and state of the art facilities installed across both campuses. We have been awarded the highest 5 Star rating for both Teaching Excellence and Facilities (QS Stars Ratings).
Swansea is one of the UK’s leading universities for collaborative research with industry, and our partner organisations include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, IBM and the NHS. All of our postgraduate programmes are designed with your future employability in mind, providing you with the opportunity to undertake placements and additional training as part of your studies.
The Swansea Employability Academy can also provide one-to-one guidance on job searching, CV writing and interview preparation to ensure that you have the best possible chance of success in the job market.
At Swansea, we believe there’s more to your postgraduate experience than research and teaching excellence. The University is one of the few global institutions with direct access onto a beach, and on campus you can also enjoy a range of modern sporting facilities, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Our two campuses are within close proximity to five ‘blue flag’ beaches and a variety of green spaces.
Swansea’s city centre offers all the amenities you need, including a range of restaurants, bars, shops and leisure activities. Venture a little further and you will discover the spectacular Gower Peninsula- the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect for enjoying a range of outdoor pursuits.
The University invests significantly in postgraduate study, with over £10 million in postgraduate scholarships available in 2017/18. We have taught and research scholarships available across all academic subject areas. Visit our scholarships page for details.
If you’re looking to begin your course in September 2019, we’re offering 100 Taught Master’s Excellence Scholarships, each worth £3,000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible taught master’s programmes.
Postgraduate funding is also available for eligible UK/EU students starting master’s programmes at Swansea. English students can borrow up to £10,906 to cover the costs of your master’s degree, and Welsh students may be able to receive up to £17,000 in loans and non-repayable grants. If you’re an English, Welsh or EU student looking to undertake a PhD level course at Swansea, you may be eligible to borrow up to £25,700 towards the cost of your doctoral studies. Find out more on our postgraduate loans webpages.
Swansea University welcomes students from over 100 countries, and currently has more than 2,000 international students. The University offers you a high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment, guaranteed University accommodation and academic language support classes for international students. Visit our international website for further information.
Our Open Days provide you with the perfect opportunity to take a look around the University, find out more about your course of interest and discover what funding may be available to you.
The College of Arts and Humanities comprises of six departments: Academi Hywel Teifi, Adult Continuing Education, English Language & Literature, History and Classics; Languages Translation and Communication and Political and Cultural Studies.
The Arts and Humanities Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught master's study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
We are proud of the variety and quality of the teaching that we offer to postgraduates which is informed by our world-leading scholarship and research.
The College of Engineering is recognised internationally for:
*Ground-breaking multidisciplinary research
*Well-established links with industry
*Excellent career prospects
Engineering at Swansea is a cutting-edge learning environment with state-of-the art teaching and research facilities.
With the College of Engineering ranked 8th in the UK, studying a postgraduate qualification here is a great choice.
We offer postgraduate degree schemes that reflect our research strengths and the changing needs of industry.
The College of Human and Health Sciences draws together the disciplines of health, nursing, midwifery, social care, social policy and psychology.
We are the largest provider of health care education in Wales, providing an exciting and dynamic environment in which to study and further an academic or professional career.
A professional environment for your postgraduate studies:
The College of Human and Health Sciences is research led, and practice driven. We develop programmes, modules and research projects in response to demand from the health and social care workforce.
Many of our staff have dual qualiﬁcations, bringing years of hands-on professional experience to an academic career. A number of our programmes are accredited, approved or have support from established external organisations, including, the Royal College of Nursing, British Association of Therapeutic Playwork (BATP), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and Health Professions Council (HPC).
The College of Science brings together Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics. The College of Science brings science to life through globally excellent and impactful research, passionate hands-on teaching and two-way engagement with the business community to share a vision in which science plays a significant role in the understanding and shaping of our world today.
• Fantastic location - the Gower Peninsula is rich in coastal, freshwater and terrestrial habitats
• World leading research
• Close ties with industry, especially in the area of bio-control of pests of medical and economic importance
• State of the art facilities including £12.5m coastal research vessel, RV Noctiluca and new £2.5m Biology laboratory
• Excellent field and boat work opportunities for students
• World class department
• Fantastic teaching and student support
• Established industrial links with international companies worldwide
• International quality research
• Specialist laboratory suites
• State of the art facilities
• Friendly, supportive department
• Excellent research reputation
• World leading work on Probability
• Significant contributor to the UK’s world leader status in Stochastic Analysis
• Excellent industry links through Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
• Top-rated Physics Department in Wales 2013 (The Guardian University Guide)
• World-leading research
• Strong research links with CERN in Switzerland
• Rated as “Excellent” in Teaching Quality Assessment
• Excellent industry links through Institute of Physics
• State-of-the art teaching facilities
Postgraduate study at Swansea will enable you to further develop your intellectual abilities, in a professional and cosmopolitan environment which attracts students from the Far East, Middle East, Asia, South East Asia, Africa, America and Europe.
Whether your interests lie in our taught LLM programmes or research schemes, you will be guided in your studies by internationally recognised academics and practitioners who are specialists in their chosen fields. The College prides itself on its postgraduate teaching and research activities. Individual staff research specialisms range across a wide spectrum of subject areas - from theoretical to empirical approaches and covering areas as diverse as Commerce, Crime, Human Rights, Family, Socio-Legal and the interdisciplinary study of Law.
Located at the heart of the Swansea University campus, the School of Management has a thriving student community drawn from around the globe.
The School has a dynamic research culture centred around a number of research groups and our students benefit from the expertise of our world-leading academics who are involved in teaching at all levels.
We offer a broad portfolio of postgraduate degree programmes, which aim to develop knowledge, build skills, and enhance employability.
Our graduate employment rate is 92% and we have an excellent track record of placing graduates with major national and multi-national companies.
Swansea University's College of Medicine provides highly valued and respected taught postgraduate and continuing education opportunities that ensure that graduates are equipped to apply, integrate, develop and modify their knowledge and expertise to meet the changing needs and future challenges of their respective professions and disciplines.
The College offers postgraduate educational opportunities that are linked to its professional and research expertise and is focused on supporting our students gaining transferable employability skills as well as specialist knowledge.