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We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Study with us at Swansea University and you’ll become a valued member of a postgraduate community of over 3,500 students. Interested in joining them?
Here’s our top reasons why you should study for your postgraduate degree with us:
As a UK top 30 research university (Research Excellence Framework), all of our postgraduate courses are informed by the latest research findings, and delivered by our talented team of academics from across the globe.
2019 was an award-winning year for Swansea- we were named Welsh University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, runner-up for the overall UK University of the Year title, as well as runner-up in the ‘Postgraduate’ category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards.
Our students agree that Swansea is a fantastic place to study for your postgraduate degree - read more about some of their experiences.
In our experience, funding is one of the biggest factors for our students when choosing a university for their postgraduate degree. That’s why in 2018/19, we offered just under £10 million in postgraduate scholarships across a range of subject areas and qualifications. Opportunities are available throughout the academic year - check out what you may be eligible to receive.
Postgraduate government funding is also available for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses at Swansea. If you’re an English, Welsh or EU student looking to undertake a PhD level course with us, you may be able to borrow up to £25,700 towards the cost of your studies. Learn more about your options on our postgraduate loans webpages.
Swansea has recently been named the UK’s ninth most affordable university town (TotallyMoney.com). With affordable housing options and a low cost of living, you’ll find it easy to make your money stretch that little bit further.
We believe there’s more to your postgraduate degree than enhancing your knowledge of your subject area. All of our postgraduate programmes are designed to provide you with essential skills to take into the workplace, as well as helping you stand out in a competitive jobs market.
With a range of partner organisations including the DVLA, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, IBM, Santander and the NHS, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in short work placements and summer programmes.
The Swansea Employability Academy will be on hand throughout your studies to provide expert guidance on job searching, CV writing and interview preparation to ensure that you have the best possible chance of success in the jobs market.
We’re proud of our picture-perfect location right on the coastline of South West Wales. Swansea is one of the few global universities with direct access onto a beach, and on campus you can also enjoy a range of modern sporting activities, 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.
Swansea University welcomes students from over 130 countries, and currently has more than 2,000 international students. The University offers you 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 and the surrounding area, find out more about your course of interest and discover what funding is 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.