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 Swansea, United Kingdom

Master your potential at Swansea University

Swansea University

Master your potential at Swansea University

Would you like to join a postgraduate community of over 4,000 students in a university known for its world-leading research? Study and work alongside our researchers and academics to overcome global challenges and create a real-world impact.

  • Ranked 7th in the UK Postgraduate category (What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2023)
  • Ranked 5th place in the Top UK Universities, based on 13,000+ student reviews (UK University Rankings 2023 www.universitycompare.com)
  • Ranked 12th in the UK University of the Year (What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2023)

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:

We have over 200 postgraduate master's courses available, covering a variety of subject areas. When you study a master’s degree with us, you’ll be taught by academics who are world-leaders in their field. All our courses have been designed to provide you with essential workplace skills to prepare you for your future career. 

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2. An Outstanding Study and Research 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, with 86% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

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. Take a look at our scholarships and funding pages for current opportunities. Postgraduate government funding is also available for UK/ settled EU students starting eligible master’s courses at Swansea. We have dedicated postgraduate scholarships for international students, including our International Excellence Scholarships of up to £4,000.

4. Boost your Career Prospects

We offer a variety of employability initiatives to help you secure your dream job on graduation. You’ll be able to take part in short-term internships, online career development courses, and one-to-one careers guidance with expert staff. You may also have the opportunity to work and study abroad as part of our Go Global scheme.

Through our long-term partnerships with commercial and industrial partners such as Santander, the BBC, Sky, Fujitsu and Tata Steel, we provide postgraduates with hands-on experience and the opportunity to carry out industry-linked research projects.

5. A Vibrant Postgraduate Community

Here at Swansea, we offer a warm and supportive environment for your studies. Swansea has nurtured a diverse and vibrant postgraduate community that supports 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— from Welcome Week to a variety of societies.

We have a range of support services available at Swansea to help all students achieve their full potential during their studies. Our expert teams are on hand to advise and provide quality support for both professional and personal development. Take a look at our website to see the full list of support services we offer.

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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 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 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.

overview of Swansea University

8. Open Days

Why not join us at our next postgraduate event and discover Swansea for yourself?

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Engineering (12) Physics (29) Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17) Economics (10) Nursing & Health (27) History & Archaeology (19) Law (22) Business & Management (5) Politics & Government (30) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Sociology (33) Medicine (26) Social Work (32) Computer Science (8) Mathematics (25) Creative Arts & Design (9) Education (11) Psychology (31) Communication & Media Studies (7) Chemistry (6) Finance (14) Geology (18) Linguistics & Classics (23) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Materials Science (24) Philosophy (28)

Department / School information and available programmes:

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 Engineering is recognised internationally for:

*Outstanding teaching
*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.

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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.

Biosciences
• 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

Geography
• International quality research
• Specialist laboratory suites
• State of the art facilities

Mathematics
• 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

Physics
• 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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