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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.
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 (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 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.
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.
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.