Set up in 1920, Swansea University is a research- led institute. 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 breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the 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 many of its students a lifetime.
“Our goal is to deliver an outstanding student experience, with research- led and practice- driven teaching of the highest quality that produces global graduates educated and equipped for both personal and professional achievements,” explains Shelley Matthews, international project officer at Swansea University.
The University is planning an ambitious campus expansion and development programme called the ‘ Bay Science and Innovation Campus’ which will enable Swansea to double in size and further enhance its overall student experience. “One of the highlights of studying at Swansea University is the diverse international and multi cultural student community here. You get to meet people from all corners of the world. Foreign students adapt easily to Wales and many end up staying on to work or study further at Swansea,” adds Matthews.
The University is currently home to seven academic colleges. These include the college of arts and humanities, college of engineering, college of human and health sciences, college of law, college of management and college of medicine.
Outside of academics the university also offers its students a two- storey gallery displaying a thousand ancient Egyptian artifacts, a regularly updated library, a special arts centre, a variety of sporting activites and a dedicated career services cell.