A world-class research-intensive institution making a difference since 1920.
Swansea University is a world-class, research-intensive institution situated next to a sandy beach. The University is a popular destination for postgraduate study and has a thriving postgraduate community. One of the UK's leading universities for collaborative research with industry, Swansea offers postgraduate taught and research degrees in:
Accounting and Finance
Childhood and Youth Studies
Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Health and Social Sciences
Media and Communication Studies
Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting
Politics, International Relations and Development Studies
Social Work and Social Policy
Sports and Exercise Science
War and Society
An outstanding study environment
Swansea University is a UK top 30 university for research excellence (REF2014). We deliver world leading and internationally excellent research across all disciplines. We attract some of the world’s best academics, providing a vibrant and dynamic environment in which to study and ensuring you are involved in an exciting academic community of cutting-edge research and innovation.
Links with industry
Swansea has a proven track record of offering vocationally relevant programmes which give you the knowledge and skills employers demand. Our students have the opportunity to carry out industry-linked research projects and undertake work placements, and our Careers and Employability Service can help postgraduate students develop their skills.
As well as access to world-class facilities, postgraduates at Swansea benefit from the University’s strong links with industry and research organisations. Recent research partners have included Microsoft, Cancer Research UK and IBM – the latter a partner in the University’s £50 million Institute of Life Science, home to one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers.
Scholarships and funding
The University invests significantly in postgraduate study, with over £5 million in postgraduate scholarships available last year. We have research studentships and master’s scholarships available across all academic subject areas. Visit our scholarships page for details.
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Swansea University welcomes students from over 100 countries, and currently has more than 2,000 international students. The University offers you a high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment, guaranteed University accommodation and free academic language support classes for international students. Visit our international website for further information.
The postgraduate experience at Swansea goes beyond research and teaching excellence: You will enjoy a spectacular seafront campus with first-class facilities. The city itself is a culturally rich and diverse modern metropolis with a maritime atmosphere, boasting all the social and recreational amenities you need. The natural environment around Swansea is perfect for outdoor pursuits with the Gower Peninsula – the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – ideal for surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and mountain biking.
The University holds Postgraduate Open Days in November and March each year. Find out more about visiting us at our Postgraduate Open Days.
Swansea SA2 8PP
Postgraduate Admissions Office
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F +44 (0)1792 295110
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