Swansea University

Swansea University

Award-winning postgraduate study in a spectacular coastal location- discover Swansea University

Swansea provides an outstanding study experience for our postgraduate students.

Here’s five reasons why you should study for your postgraduate taught degree at Swansea:

  1. Award-winning postgraduate study– We’ve been providing exceptional Swansea Universitypostgraduate study since 1920, and now have a thriving postgraduate community of over 2,500 students. We are the Welsh University of the Year and a UK top 30 university (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).  We’ve also been shortlisted for the Postgraduate category at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019.
  2. Career-boosting postgraduate programmes– all of our postgraduate courses will give you valuable, transferable skills to take into the workplace. You’ll have the opportunity to carry out industry-linked research projects and undertake work placements with partner organisations such as IBM, the NHS and Rolls-Royce. The Swansea Employability Academy can also help you develop your skills in CV writing, job searching and interview techniques, giving you the best possible chance of success in the employment market.
  3. Funding opportunities and a low cost of living– we understand that the cost of your studies is one of the most important factors when deciding on a postgraduate degree. Last year, we offered over £10 million in postgraduate scholarships across all subject areas. Postgraduate funding is are also available for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s programmes with us. The money is paid directly to you, and can be used towards the cost of your tuition fees and/or living expenses.  Swansea has recently been named the UK’s third most affordable university town (TotallyMoney.com). With affordable housing options and a low cost of living, you’ll find it easy to make your money stretch a little further.Swansea University
  4. Outstanding research and teaching- you can expect to receive the highest quality teaching throughout your studies, as demonstrated by our 5 Star rating for Teaching Excellence (QS Stars Ratings). We’re also a UK top 30 university for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework), and our postgraduate degrees are informed by the latest research findings and innovations. When you become a Swansea postgrad, you’ll also join an international academic community, working alongside staff and students from across the globe.
  5. An unrivalled beach location- we believe there’s more to your postgraduate experience than research and teaching excellence. The University is one of the few international institutions with direct access onto a beach, and on campus you can also enjoy a range of modern sporting facilities, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. When you feel like a break from the books, the University is just a short stroll away from beautiful beaches and green parks. Just along the coastline is the magnificent Gower Peninsula– the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to some of the country’s most picturesque beaches. Why not pay us a visit at one of our Postgraduate Open Days and discover Swansea for yourself? We hold Postgraduate Open Days in November and March each year.

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Discover more about Swansea’s postgraduate taught courses: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate

Start your application today: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply

Download our postgraduate prospectus: www.swansea.ac.uk/media/English-PG2019-prospectus.pdf

Make an enquiry about postgraduate study at Swansea: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/enquiry


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