Swansea University

Swansea University Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK

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Discover a range of postgraduate research funding opportunities at Swansea University

Now more than ever, we recognise the importance of offering a range of funding opportunities for our postgraduate research students.As well as excellent funding options, postgraduate research at Swansea offers you the chance to work alongside renowned academics and contribute to the University’s world-leading research output. Our beachside location also provides a perfect retreat when you need a break from the books.

Why choose Swansea for your postgraduate degree?

• Ranked 7th in the UK Postgraduate category (What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2023)
• Ranked 5th place in the Top UK Universities, based on 13,000+ student reviews (UK University Rankings 2023
• Ranked 12th in the UK University of the Year (What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2023)

Postgraduate Programmes

We offer over 200 taught and research programmes in a variety of subject areas. Interested in a research degree? With a large supervisory team and expertise in every academic department, you’ll have the freedom to specialise in a variety of research topics. Most of our programmes can be studied on a part-time basis, giving you the flexibility to choose when and where you study.

Funding Opportunities

Every year, we offer a variety of research scholarships, which typically covers the cost of your tuition fees, plus an annual living cost stipend. PhD loans are available to eligible English, Welsh and EU students. The money is paid directly to you and can be used towards the cost of your tuition fees and/or living expenses.

A World-Class Research University

In the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessment, 86% of the University’s overall research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent – up from 80% in the previous REF exercise in 2014 (Research Excellence Framework, 2021). Our research is making a real-world impact on business, industry, healthcare, technology, culture, and the well-being of society. Take a look at some of our most recent research highlights.

Enhanced Skills and Employability

Our training framework, made up of ten different themes, is designed to support your research and professional development at every stage of your candidature. All our postgraduate students are encouraged to attend a series of dedicated skills development courses, in areas such as presentation skills and public engagement. The Swansea Employability Academy will also be on hand throughout your studies to provide one-to-one guidance on job searching, as well as placement opportunities and employability events.

A Vibrant Postgraduate Community

As a researcher at Swansea, you’ll join our 4,000 strong postgraduate community. While independent research might be lonely, Swansea brings its postgraduate students together to create a supportive community where you can socialise and collaborate outside of the classroom. You will have many opportunities to meet students from across our faculties and to get involved with postgraduate activities and projects—including our PGR Showcase, Three Minute Thesis Competition, PGR Society and Research Groups and Centres.

Excellent Student Support Services

We have a range of support services available at Swansea to help all students achieve their full potential during their studies. Our expert teams are on hand to advise and provide quality support for both professional and personal development. Take a look at our website to see the full list of support services we offer.

A Great Place to Live and Study

Come live and study by the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty—the Gower Peninsula—and unwind on its breath-taking sandy beaches. If city living is more your scene, both of our campuses are conveniently located near the city centre, which offers an array of shops, restaurants, bars and cultural sights.

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