Swansea University

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Rank: 32 (TCUG)

Website: http://www2.swan.ac.uk

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study@swansea.ac.uk
01792 295111

study@swansea.ac.uk
01792 295111

study@swansea.ac.uk
+44 (0)1792 295358

+44 (0)1792 295358


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32

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39

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About this university

Swansea University campus

History

Swansea University is a public research university found in Swansea, Wales. It was founded as the University College of Swansea in 1920, the 4th college of the University of Wales and became the first campus university in the UK in 1948. It changed its name to Swansea University in 2007 and is the third largest university in Wales in terms of student numbers.

International students

For international students, there is a wealth of information on the university's website to help them before they arrive in Wales. Once there the help is more hands on and includes information on visas and immigration as well as English language skills. The English language training services is an accredited program to assist those to whom the language isn't their first. There is also help with developing a career after university and finding co-curricular activities. For non-academic matters, there is the ISAS, the International Student Advice Service who are available for matters such as health and wellbeing, bringing families while studying and financial advice. They are based in the Keir Hardie Building within the university. There are plenty of services available to help students make the most of their time at the university. These range from student counselling and health centre to academic success programmes. The campus is one of the few in the UK to have a mosque on site as well as chaplain services. Student run media includes a radio station. The university's International Sports Village is just five minutes' walk from Singleton Park campus and has a host of facilities for the many sports clubs and teams. These include floodlit playing fields, eight-lane track, training centre, lacrosse and cricket pitches, tennis and squash courts and a climbing wall. Next door is the Wales National Pool, a 50-metre pool complying to FINA standards and was used for training for the London 2012 Olympics.

Campus life

The university is split over two main campuses. The smaller, 46 acre site is called Singleton Park and is two miles west of the city centre where the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Human and Health Sciences, Medicine, Science and Law are all based. They are on the eastern approach of the Gower Peninsula, the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK. Close by is the Taliesin Centre and within this is the Egypt Centre, home to some 4,000 items with university staff interacting with staff at the centre. The other campus is called Bay Campus and is a 65-acre site three miles to the east of Swansea city centre, near Neath Port Talbot. It is home to the College of Engineering and School of Management as well as the new library. There are around 3,400 places for student accommodation across the university’s halls and it aims to provide 98% of undergraduate students with somewhere to live on campus. There is also accommodation for all international postgraduate students. As well as on and off campus accommodation options, the university also maintains the Hendrefoelan Student Village, with some 1600 places 2.5 miles from campus. There are regular bus services from the village to the campuses. O campus there are some nine halls of residence combining part and self-catered options as well as standard or en-suite rooms. Most have views across the bay and have been recently refurbished.

    There are courses available from this university with the following field of studies:
  • - Finance
  • Biology and life sciences
  • Business and management studies
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering and construction
  • Classics
  • Computer sciences and IT
  • - Computer science
  • - Data telecommunications and computer networks
  • Economics
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • - Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy
  • - Aerospace engineering
  • Engineering
  • - Mechanical engineering
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • - Energy and environmental engineering
  • Geology
  • Health sciences
  • - Health Care Management
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • - Translating and Interpreting
  • Law and legal studies
  • - Criminal law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature and creative writing
  • Materials science
  • Mathematics
  • Media studies and publishing
  • - Film and TV studies
  • Medicine and surgery
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • - Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences
  • Sports science
  • Social studies
  • Earth and ocean sciences

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