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Swansea is a city on the south coast of Wales, situated around 160 miles from London. It is the second largest Welsh city after Cardiff (35 miles to the east). There are two universities in Swansea and over 25,000 resident students.
Postgraduate students in Swansea will enjoy living in a historic city with easy access to other parts of the pleasant South Wales region. Though much of its growth occurred in the 19th century, Swansea retains many features of its earlier history, including the remains of Swansea Castle, which form an attractive centrepiece near the city centre.
The poet Dylan Thomas is one of Swansea’s most famous sons, and the city’s Dylan Thomas Centre is an important institution dedicated to his work (and associated with the University of Wales).
The nearby coastline is particularly popular with tourists and includes some of Britain’s most picturesque beaches as well as walking routes around the hills and cliffs of the Gower Peninsula. Regular train connections run to Cardiff and onward to London, making it easy and convenient to visit other parts of southern England and Wales.
Swansea’s largest university, Swansea University, was first established as a university college in 1920, before becoming part of the University of Wales in 1996 and an entirely independent institution in 2007. It is usually ranked in or around the UK top 50 and is particularly renowned for its work in engineering and physical science subject areas.
The city’s other university, Swansea Metropolitan University, traces its origins to a group of 19th-century colleges, but is now a campus of the University of Wales Trinity St David.
Swansea has a vibrant, diverse local economy with particular strengths in technology and advanced manufacturing. Companies based in Swansea include BT, HSBC and Virgin Media.
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Our MSc in Advanced Computer Science with Industry is only open to International students. Gain two years' experience in the UK and the opportunity to work in collaboration with industry on a real-life challenge. Read more
Our Master’s degree in Advanced Practice in Health Care is designed for experienced healthcare practitioners who want to consolidate their skills and develop to an advanced level. Read more
Advanced software technology is critical to the functioning of modern society. Computing systems can be found in science and engineering, medicine design and manufacturing, commerce and public service. Read more
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An MA by Research in American Studies at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests. A research degree in American Studies represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. Read more
The MA in Ancient History and Classical Culture is a rigorous course that concentrates on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, drawing on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars. Read more
An MA by Research in Ancient History enables you to undertake a research project led by your own historical passions and interests. Your Ancient History project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. Read more
The MA in Ancient Narrative Literature is a dynamic world-first. Its deep exploration of the narrative produced in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt is informed by globally renowned research expertise. Read more
The MRes in Applied Analytical Sciences (LCMS) is a unique combination of industry participation and course content that will provide you with a vocationally-relevant qualification and help make you highly employable both in the UK and abroad. Read more
Crime, its causes, and how we should deal with it, are never far from the headlines, and expertise in this area is increasingly valued by employers in government and other sectors. Read more
An MA by Research in Applied Linguistics enables you to undertake a project led by your own passions and interests, without committing to a full PhD. Your Applied Linguistics project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. Read more