Parents and Teachers Guide

Welcome Parents, Sponsors and Teachers

The information and links on this page will be of interest to parents, sponsors, teachers and sixth form advisers. We would also encourage you to browse through our UK Students, Undergraduate and Employment and Careers pages and to visit our beautiful and welcoming campus to find out more!

Have a look at the Swansea University Parent Guide website or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Parents, Sponsors and Teachers Guide

Entry Requirements and Application

Our standard entry requirement for Single and Joint Honours courses is BBB at A-level or equivalent with a B in a relevant subject or equivalent but a typical offer could be BBB-ABB (UCAS tariff points 120-168). For Joint Honours programmes with Law or Geography, we require ABB or equivalent. However, we review the whole application i.e. the predicted or achieved grades, reference and personal statement and we make flexible offers. We invite offer candidates to visit days, where they have a chance to meet academic staff and our students. We look favourably at candidates who attend our visit days and hold us firm choice.  Read more about the application process .....

Teaching and Research

All staff in Arts and Humanities are International researchers or professional or creative experts. Our research informs our teaching. Teaching varies throughout our programmes but generally our students are taught in the first year through lectures and tutorials. In the second year modules include seminars, group presentations and practice-based study. In the final year modules include work placements or internships, a dissertation, seminars and presentations. Assessment also varies and can include essay, coursework, presentations, practical projects and examination. Our programmes develop key skills including self-management, team-working, customer awareness, problem solving, communication and literacy numeracy skills – statistics and data handling. These skills are crucial and will enable students to become more effective learners, enhance their personal development planning and consequently encourage them to achieve higher levels of attainment in their study and future careers. 

Our Courses

Choosing a course.

Visit our Undergraduate and Postgraduate course pages for programme information.

Employability & Careers

Mrs Sian Rees, Programme Director for Media and Communication, is the Champion for Employability and Debbie Marshall is the Employability Administrator for the College of Arts and Humanities. The Employability Office organises visits from guest speakers, careers seminars, work placements and events for our students.  Have a look at our employability and careers webpage and watch our videos.

Swansea University also has the four-star rated Swansea Employability Academy. The Academy promotes new initiatives, showcases good practice and provides opportunities for students to improve skills and record achievements using the Higher Education Achievement Report.

Further Information

Student Support

All students in the College have a personal tutor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University. Personal Tutors meet their students on a regular basis and the tutor can then be contacted when required. The Personal Tutor is assigned to the student for the whole of their degree programme. If the Personal Tutor is unable to assist students will be directed to more appropriate University support services.

Student Finance

This page provides information about the cost of the course and what students have to pay, scholarships and bursaries, money advice and the cost of living. You will also find links to Student Finance Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Read more .......


Studying at university can be one of the most exciting and challenging times of life. Often it’s the first time students are living away from home, so making sure accommodation is safe, good quality and caters for their needs is crucial. UK, European and International students and students who hold Swansea firm choice are guaranteed accommodation in their first year. Read more ...

Information for Teachers

Academic staff and Admissions Officers in the College of Arts and Humanities visit schools and colleges all year round providing presentations on our subject areas. We also attend school and college higher education events. If you would like to enquire with regards to a visit from our College of Arts and Humanities roadshow or if you would like to visit us, please contact Sian Longden: