Swansea University

Founded in 1920 and just three hours from London by train, Swansea University is an established university with a long history of academic success, excellent facilities, and high standards of teaching.

When students choose to study at Swansea University, they become part of an ambitious, research-led institution and also benefit from living in one of the UK's most naturally beautiful regions - the beach is a short distance from both campuses and the city of Swansea is nestled on the edge of the Gower Peninsular.

Swansea University is ranked as UK Top 26 and ranked Top in Wales in The Guardian University Guide 2023 – a testament to the continuous investment in facilities and improvement in the delivery of teaching.

The University is also ranked 15th in the UK for Course Satisfaction (The Guardian University Guide 2023) and is in the UK Top 10 as the most affordable UK University Town (totallymoney.com 2019) and one of the safest cities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022). 

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BSc International Tourism Management Swansea
MSc International Tourism Management Swansea

Scholarships & funding

Swansea University provides scholarships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Scholarship holders are invited to a number of exclusive events throughout their time at Swansea University. Scholarships of up to £6,000 are available and there is a variety of scholarships which acknowledge academic, sporting and music talents.

You can find more information on our website under International Scholarships.


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Awards & Accreditations


The Guardian University Guide 2023


The Guardian University Guide 2023


The Guardian University Guide (2023)


StudentCrowd University Awards (2022)

top 25 international

WhatUni Student Choice Awards (2022)

Student services & facilities

  • Specialist advice, guidance and support
  • Wellbeing service available to all students which includes mental health support, counselling, support sessions, self-help resources, a 24/7 digital mental health service and much more 
  • Support for students with complex long-term issues, to ensure that all students have equal learning opportunities
  • MyUniHub - a one stop shop service to support students with any queries 
  • Students' Union offering a free support and advice centre 
  • International@CampusLife help international students and their families with a wide range of non-academic matters and are fully trained immigration specialists 
  • Sport facilities available on both campuses
  • Library on both campuses providing students with access to online journals and e-books, social study spaces and silent study areas.
  • Centre for Academic Success which supports students to develop their academic study skills with a range of courses, workshops and one-to-one tutorials.
  • The University Health Centre is an NHS General Medical Practice, based on the university campus providing friendly, comprehensive medical services focussing on the needs of students.


Swansea University spans two stunning campuses at each end of Swansea’s waterfront. Singleton Park Campus is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach. Bay Campus is located on the beach on the eastern approach into Swansea.

Both campuses are nearby an exciting city centre. The city of Swansea has been ranked in the top ten safest places to study in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022. 

Our multicultural dual-campus boasts a diverse academic community with students and staff from over 130 countries providing lots of opportunities for all. The friendly community and relaxed atmosphere is often characterized as the “Swansea feeling”.

Student lifestyle

Whether you’re a sports fanatic, culture vulture or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy between lectures. Think 150 societies, over 50 sports clubs and 12 months of must-see events. Whether you want to get into media, pick up a new hobby or have your voice heard on something that matters to you, there’s a way for everyone to join in.

Swansea is surrounded by a variety of beaches and the city centre is a short journey which is accessible by bus, walking or cycling. Swansea has plenty of charm and lots of character with a brand-new entertainment and music arena plus a number of art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants.

The University has collaborated with Santander Cycles providing sustainable travel across the city, with 55 bikes based at six hubs along the sweep of Swansea Bay available to hire 24/7.


Swansea University benefits from having a range of accommodation open to students - from on-campus living to a wide variety of private accommodation in and around the city. It has been rated as one of the most affordable UK University by totallymoney.com (2019).

We guarantee campus accommodation for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate if you apply by 30 June.

For those looking to live on campus, there are rooms with en-suites available as well as the option to live in single-sex halls, alcohol-free or those dedicate for Postgraduate students.

If you are living overseas, it might be difficult to view residences in person, so we have some helpful virtual tours available on our website.

You can find more information on our website under Accommodation.


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Based on 12 reviews.


Swansea University and especially our Media Department is the best place where you aquire excellent knowledge in joirnalism and PR. Professors and all staff are friendly and helpful. They are passionate about their work and strive to share their knowledge. If I decide to continue my study as a PhD candidate I will definitely choose Swansea Unive...

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Loving my studies there! I’ve got so much support from my lectures, employability team, and mentors, which have made me a better and more qualified person. The atmosphere at the university is amazing and the location so beautiful, (campus is on the beach guys)! I strongly recommend the course, you can do many things after finishing this course ...

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Kari H.

I absolutely loved my time at Swansea U. They have a wide array of societies you can join, wether it's academic, athletic, cultural, or otherwise social. So much more than my previous uni in London. The location is awesome- right by the beach and a park, or two, and close to town ( walkable, or by bus). I had great acamedic experiences at Swanse...

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Swansea University

Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom

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