Welcome to Science at Swansea University
Study your Postgraduate Science Degree at Swansea and be surrounded by leading research of the highest calibre that’s making global breakthroughs.
Our aim is to help students become inspiring individuals and to be equipped to pursue fulfilling careers in a wide range of industries or innovative research opportunities that address real-world challenges.
- Biosciences is 3rd in the UK for Course Satisfaction (The Guardian University Guide 2022)
- Chemistry is 3rd in the UK for Student Satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2023)
- Computer Science is 5th in the UK for Course Satisfaction (The Guardian University Guide 2022)
- Geography is 5th in the UK for Course Satisfaction (The Guardian University Guide 2022)
- Mathematics is 2nd in the UK for Graduate Outcomes (The Complete University Guide 2023)
- Physics is 5th in the UK for Student Experience (The Time Good University Guide 2022)
Increase Your Employability
We have a dedicated Science Employability Team to support and prepare you for your future career. From mock interviews/interview advice to CV and cover letter reviews, advice for assessment centres, and suggestions for where to source placements and graduate jobs.
Find out more about how we are supporting our current students.
State-Of-The-Art Facilities & Stunning Location
With world-class research centres, purpose-built suites of laboratories, and a city surrounded by parkland and coastline, such as the Gower Peninsula where diverse habitats are located, Swansea really is an outstanding place to study, conduct research and make the most of student living.
Science at Swansea boasts of some of the most advanced facilities and equipment that students can use. From our fully equipped £1.3M custom-designed catamaran-class survey vessel which can carry 25 passengers for inshore or offshore research, to a £4.2M suite of laboratories and specialised culture facilities such as temperature rooms and greenhouses, and our brand new £32.5M Computational Foundry which is not only for high quality teaching and research but also a space for networking and inspiration for students, staff and industrial partners too.
Based across two campuses, Biosciences, Chemistry, Geography and Physics is at Singleton Campus. Computer Science and Mathematics is at Bay Campus.
Take a virtual tour of our two campuses.
Research With a Real Impact
The research conducted at Swansea is diverse, multidisciplinary, and recognised as being world-leading. This has been made possible by not only our researchers and colleagues, but also the students who debate and challenge the ideas that are always bubbling here. The amount of talent, knowledge and potential at Swansea Science is truly outstanding.
From Biodiversity and Ecosystems to Glaciology, Critical Human Geography, Energy Chemistry, Cyber Crime, Quantum Physics and much much more, our extensive list of research groups and themes is testament to the vast amount of knowledge and experience that students can draw upon here at Swansea.
Read more about Science Research at Swansea University.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2021, over 91% of Faculty of Science & Engineering submission to the assessment, over 8 units, was classed as either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’. Find out more.
What Our Students Say
Rhian Ivey, Deutsche Bank (MSc Mathematics and Computing for Finance)
“The complex nature of the course has helped me become a logical decision maker and a highly skilled problem solver. My studies at Swansea have also enriched me with leadership and motivational skills.”
Thomas Perks, Associated British Ports Marine Environmental Research (MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change)
“I chose this course because of the specific course content. Completing my dissertation in partnership with an external company enabled me to develop skills that have been vital for the development of my career in the marine consulting sector.”
Podcast Series: Exploring Global Problems
Listen to our popular podcast series and get a taste of the ground-breaking research being lead by our amazing academics at Swansea. Learn about how Swansea University is leading the way in tackling a variety of global challenges, including climate change, clean energy, and building a sustainable future.
Review: Diverse and insightful
“Some really thought provoking topics (diverse range even across the two episodes I’ve listened to so far) from a range of speakers which is good to see, I hope this continues. Hopefully the start of a long and successful series from Swansea University!”
By saphiamarie via Apple Podcasts | United Kingdom