Welcome to Swansea University

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. Our diverse and welcoming community thrives on exploration and discovery, with a balance of excellent teaching and research, alongside a superb quality of life.

Our commitment to research with real-world benefits has seen us achieve our ambition to be a Top 30 Research University, soaring up the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008.

Swansea University was named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards in 2019 for the second time. In 2020, The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.

In the prestigious Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021, we have been ranked in the top 20 for Student Experience. Students who study here enjoy, are inspired and they achieve – having a greater chance of securing excellent employment prospects.

Swansea University is ranked top in Wales in The Guardian University Guide 2021 for the second year running, rising from 31st to 24th overall. The proportion of students achieving graduate-level employment or further study within 15 months of graduating sees Swansea ranked joint 23rd.

We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020 (based on a list of 131 institutions that appear in the Times Good University Guide)

Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.