Sharon Davies-Smith

College Director/Principal

Sharon Davies-Smith College Director/Principal.

Welcome from the College Director/Principal

‌The College, Swansea University offers academic Pathways at Swansea University that lead to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Our unique approach to education transforms international students into Swansea University graduates and lifelong learners.

From application through to enrolment, registration, teaching and assessment, you will receive a first-class service. Our innovative courses are delivered by highly qualified teachers in a modern, dynamic environment and are supported by our professional administrative team.

Our students are Swansea Univeristy students from day one with full access to University resources, support and facilities. In addition, progression to Swansea University is guaranteed upon successful completion of one of our pathway programmes. 

You will be expected to work hard but will also have ample opportunity to enjoy your studies and the many social activities available in Swansea and the surrounding area.

Constant interaction with our teachers and support staff, your peers and an ever-widening network of contacts will complete your learning experience and contribute to your success.

We applaud your decision to join The College as you embark on the most important phase of your life and look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey towards your Swansea University degree in preparation for your future career.

‌Best wishes,

Sharon Davies-Smith
College Director/Principal



One of UK's most prestigious universities: Swansea University has an ongoing reputation as one of the UK's leading universities, thanks to its high quality teaching that is driven by world-class research.  As a student of The College, you will have full access to University facilities and services.

Smaller classes with personalised approach: The College, Swansea University has a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential and will assist you in making a successful transition to university study and life in the UK

Flexible entry: Our flexible entry system of September, November, January, May and June intakes enables you to start your studies at the time best suited to you.

A community of learners: The College offers a variety of activities to help students get to know each other beyond the classroom and to build a lifelong network of friends and future colleagues.  This will be enhanced by our on-campus student accommodation, available from September 2018.

Campus location: The College is located on the stunning seafront bay campus of Swansea University overlooking Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula - the first place to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ideal accommodation:
Fantastic newly-built accommodation on the Bay Campus options.

Provider Information

‘The College, Swansea University’ is a joint venture between Swansea University and Navitas, which was launched on 28 February 2018.  It is the successor to the embedded college of Swansea University, which was previously known as International College Wales, Swansea (ICWS). 

Students enrolled with ICWS at 28 February 2018 will be transferred to The College, Swansea University and, subject to satisfactory progress, will continue on the same degree pathway as at the point of their enrolment.  

The administrative offices of ‘The College, Swansea University’ are located on the Bay Campus of Swansea University, however students are taught at both the Singleton Park and Bay Campus, depending on the programme of study.

The College, Swansea University is the trading name of SwaN Global Education LLP, a limited liability partnership, company number OC418307, whose registered address is Littlemore Park, Armstrong Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4FY.

We encourage you to read our latest QAA Review from the UK Quality Assurance Agency to find out more about how we deliver an excellent academic experience. You can find out more about our QAA Action Plan to see how we are building on the latest review and constantly improving what we do.