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Providing outstanding postgraduate study since 1920

Swansea University

Providing outstanding postgraduate study since 1920.

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:

1. A wide variety of flexible course options

Over £10 million of scholarships and bursaries awarded in 2016/17!

2. Award-winning postgraduate study

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.

3. Scholarships and government funding available

We understand that the cost of your studies is one of the most important factors when deciding on a university for your postgraduate degree. So we are here to help you make sense of the fees involved and to support you as much as we can with funding opportunities. Take a look at our scholarships and funding for more information on availability and eligibility.

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 if you start your course in 2019/20, and up to £26,445 if you start your course in 2020/21. Learn more about your postgraduate loans options.

Swansea has been ranked Top 10 most affordable university town in 2019 ( With affordable housing options and a low cost of living, you’ll find it easy to make your money stretch that little bit further.

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Over £10 million of scholarships and bursaries awarded in 2016/17!

4. Postgraduate study to boost your employability

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.

5. The best of coastal and city living

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 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, perfect for enjoying a range of outdoor pursuits.

6. A warm welcome to international students

We currently welcome more than 3,000 students from over 130 countries, ensuring Swansea is a truly global university. We offer you a high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment. We have lots of information available for international students, but if you want to see what our campuses look like, take a look around with our virtual tour.

We understand it may be daunting studying away from home and so we have a team of experts in Student Services who are on hand to offer advice and support if and when you need it.

7. Opportunities to visit us throughout the year

We are hosting a Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on 10 June.

You will have exclusive access to events such as:

  • Our Funding Talk
  • Student Q&As
  • Departmental talks
  • Live chat sessions with staff

You will have the opportunity to discuss the various Postgraduate funding options available along with being able to explore our teaching facilities, accommodation options, sporting facilities and our range of student support services.

Register now to join our Virtual Postgraduate Open Day.

Want to know more about postgraduate study at Swansea? We’d love to hear from you!

T: +44 (0)1792 295358
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