Domestic Rankings

Domestic league tables measure university performance across a range of indicators such as student satisfaction, graduate outcomes, research quality and university spend. 

TableRankNo. Institutions RankedRank 3 years ago
Times Good University Guide 2022 39th 132 30th
Guardian University Guide 2022 24th 121 45th
Complete University Guide 2022 29th 130 39th

Best Performing Metrics

MetricBest Performing Institution RankTable/Source
NSS - Overall student satisfaction 12th* National Student Survey 2021
Course Satisfaction 6th Guardian University Guide 2022
Teaching Quality 27th** Times Good University Guide 2022
Graduate Prospects 26th Complete University Guide 2022
Career Prospects 22nd Times Good University Guide 2021
Research Quality 24th Complete University Guide 2022
REF - GPA 26th Research Excellence Framework

*Based on a list of 131 institutions that appear in the Times Good University Guide 2021.
**Based on a list of 132 institutions that appear in the Times Good University Guide 2022.

World Rankings

International league tables measure university performance across metrics such as reputation, citations and international profile. Swansea University has achieved its highest ever ranking in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University now appears among the top 300 elite institutions across the globe.

TableRankNo. Institutions Ranked
THE World University Rankings 2021 251-300 1,527
QS World University Rankings 2022 440 1300
ARWU 2020 601-700 1000

Best Performing Metrics

MetricBest Performing Institution RankTable
Citations 68th THE World Rankings University 2021
International Outlook 144th THE World Rankings University 2020
International Students 232nd QS World Rankings University 2020
International Faculty 236th QS World Rankings University 2020

Subject Overview

In addition to its strong performance at university level, Swansea is also well ranked for a number of subjects across both the domestic and international league tables.

Times Good University Guide

Swansea University appears in 36 of the 68 subjects published in the 2022 guide. The University has 4 subjects in the top 10 and a further 12 in the top 20 of their respective tables.

Guardian University Guide

Swansea University has 32 subjects ranked in the Guardian University Guide 2022. 7 subjects are in the top 10 and a further 6 in the top 20.

Complete University Guide

Swansea University has 44 subjects ranked in the Complete University Guide 2022. 10 subjects appear within the top 10 of their respective fields, and a further 9 in the top 20. 

QS World University Rankings

13 subjects appear in the top 600 for Swansea University in the QS World University rankings 2021. Four subject areas are also ranked:

Subject Areas:

Engineering & Technology: 401-450

Arts & Humanities: 451-500

Natural Sciences: 451-500

Life Sciences & Medicine: 451-500

Subjects:

English Language & Literature: 201-250

Materials Science: 201-250

Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing: 201-250

Law: 251-300

Environmental Sciences: 251-300

Engineering Chemical: 301-350

Mathematics: 351-400

Medicine: 351-400

Physics & Astronomy: 401-450

Chemistry: 501-550

Business & Management Studies: 501-550

Computer Science & Information Systems: 551-600

Biological Sciences: 551-600

THE World University Rankings

Swansea University has eight subjects areas ranked in the THE World University Rankings.

Clinical and Health: 201-250

Engineering: 301-400 (2021, 2022 ranking to be announced)

Computer Science: 201-250 (2021, 2022 ranking to be announced)

Physical Sciences: 301-400

Social Sciences: 301-400 (2021, 2022 ranking to be announced)

Arts & Humanities: 401-500 (2021, 2022 ranking to be announced)

Psychology: 301-400

Business & Economics: 251-300 (2021, 2022 ranking to be announced)

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Swansea University appears in 28 subjects in the Academic Ranking of World Universities – Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021. Appearing in the top 200 for eight subjects:

Mechanical Engineering (51-75)

Geography (151-200)

Clinical Medicine (101-150)

Public Health (101-150)

Hospitality & Tourism Management (101-150)

Ecology (151-200)

Chemical Engineering (151-200)

Water Resources (151-200)