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Swansea University: Making Waves in Research and Innovation since 1920

Swansea University

Making Waves in Research and Innovation since 1920

Be part of a thriving postgraduate community of over 4,000 students in a university known for its world-leading research. Join our researchers and academics in overcoming global challenges, and witness the impact you can make.

As a UK top 30 research university (Research Excellence Framework, 2014-2021), here’s our top reasons why you should study your postgraduate degree with us:

1. A range of course options in a variety of subject areas:

Swansea offers master’s, PhDs and other postgraduate qualifications in:

Swansea University: Making Waves in Research and Innovation since 1920

2. An Award-winning Study Environment

You can be sure that when you attend Swansea, you’ll receive an outstanding study experience whatever course you choose. We are ranked highly for both teaching and research excellence—becoming a top 30 research-intensive University (REF, 2014-2021) that has achieved a 5 star rating for teaching quality from the QS Stars Global University rating system.

3. Funding opportunities

We understand that the cost of your studies is one of the most important factors when deciding on a university for your postgraduate degree, and that’s why we offered over £8 million in postgraduate scholarships last year. Take a look at our scholarships and funding for more information on availability and eligibility. Postgraduate government funding is also available for UK/ settled EU students starting eligible master’s courses at Swansea. Learn more about your postgraduate loans options.

4. Boost your Career Prospects

Here at Swansea, we can help you stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive and crowded job market. All of our postgraduate programmes are designed to equip you with essential workplace skills. Through our long-term partnerships with commercial and industrial partners, such as Santander, Fujitsu and Tata Steel, we provide postgraduates with hands-on industry experience and help them establish working relationships with these companies. Our Swansea Employability Academy will also be on hand throughout your studies to provide one-to-one guidance on job searching, as well as placement opportunities and employability events.

5. A Vibrant Postgraduate Community

Ranked top 10 in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards (2020) Postgraduate category, Swansea has fostered a diverse and vibrant postgraduate community that involves over 4,000 students from 130 countries. You will have many opportunities to meet students from across our faculties and get involved with postgraduate activities and projects outside of the classroom— including our PGR Showcase, Three Minute Thesis Competition, PGR Society and Research Groups and Centres.

Swansea University: Making Waves in Research and Innovation since 1920

6. Excellent International Student Support

With students from over 130 countries, we have a multicultural community that is supported by an excellent international student support service. From your arrival at Swansea, we will welcome you via our friendly Meet and Greet service and will provide social events, trips and activities throughout the academic year. Our international support services are also here to assist you with any queries you might have about being an international student, including immigration and working in the UK.

7. A Beachside City

Our stunning beachfront campuses will offer you a perfect blend of city and coastal living. Swansea’s city centre offers all the attractions you need, with numerous 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. With its award-winning beaches and many opportunities for coastal walks, water sports and rock climbing, the area is perfect for your inner adventurer.

Swansea University: Making Waves in Research and Innovation since 1920

Open Days

Why not join us at our next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day and discover Swansea and its vibrant community for yourself?

Find out more and book your place to gain exclusive access to live events, including:

  • Postgraduate Funding and Finance Talk
  • Student Q&As
  • Departmental talks
  • Live chat sessions with staff

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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

Computer Science
• 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

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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.

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