Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The university community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.
Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breath-taking Gower Peninsula, the Swansea University’s location is captivating. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea’s multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.
True to the vision of its industrial founders in 1920, Swansea University will: provide an environment of research excellence, with research that is world-leading, globally collaborative and internationally recognized; deliver an outstanding student experience, with research-led and practice-driven teaching of the highest quality that produces global graduates educated and equipped for distinguished personal and professional achievement; use its research strength, collaboration with industry and global reach, to drive economic growth, foster prosperity, enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and, contribute to the health, leisure and wellbeing of its citizens.
Swansea University is the perfect environment; just three hours form London, in which to combine studies with a superb quality of life. Founded in 1920, we are a traditional university with a long history of academic success, excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Swansea University is firmly within the top 30 research intensive University (REF2014).
The 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks Swansea University in the top global 200 in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Structural), English Language, Literature & Linguistics, Geography, Law & Legal Studies, and Environmental Studies. In the 2014 QS Stars global university ratings system, Swansea University is awarded 5 stars for teaching quality, facilities, internationalisation and engagement.
Our collaborative research links with industry are among the best in the UK, and our long history of working closely with multinational organisations such as Boeing, Ericsson, IBM, Rolls-Royce and Sony, offering industry work placement opportunities for our students.
In September 2015 Swansea University will become one university with two stunning campuses. It will be home to College of Engineering and School of Management, providing state-of-the-art facilities for students, staff and businesses in a truly inspiring location.
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