Awards & Achievements

Swansea University steering to success

We thrive on exploration and discovery, and offer the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. We are comfortably one of the top 30 research intensive universities in the UK in the recent government-sponsored review of the quality of research in every university (The Research Excellence Framework – REF2014) and are on a steep upward trajectory making rapid progress towards our aspiration of being one of the top 200 universities in the world by our centenary in 2020.



  • Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017 (The Times and The Sunday Times)
  • Highest ever ranking in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017/18, appearing amongst the top 300.
  • Ranked 390th among the World’s top 900 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17
  • Ranked 39th in the Guardian University League Table, indicating a remarkable leap from 94th in 2012.
  • Top 200 most international university in the world (THE, 2016)
  • Voted 1st in the UK in the Postgraduate category by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017
  • Ranked 26th in the UK for quality of research (REF, 2014)
  • Top 15 UK University for graduate employment (Guardian University League Table 2017)
  • 14th for Student Satisfaction (NSS, 2016)
  • 2nd highest scoring university in the UK in Stonewall’s annual list of 100 most inclusive places to work.
  • Top 10 UK’s Greenest Universities (The Guardian’s People and Planet University League)