Study with us at Swansea University and you’ll become a valued member of a postgraduate community of over 3,500 students. Interested in joining them?
Here’s our top reasons why you should study for your postgraduate degree with us:
As a UK top 30 research university (Research Excellence Framework), all of our postgraduate courses are informed by the latest research findings, and delivered by our talented team of academics from across the globe.
2019 was an award-winning year for Swansea- we were named Welsh University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, runner-up for the overall UK University of the Year title, as well as runner-up in the ‘Postgraduate’ category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards.
Our students agree that Swansea is a fantastic place to study for your postgraduate degree - read more about some of their experiences.
In our experience, funding is one of the biggest factors for our students when choosing a university for their postgraduate degree. That’s why in 2018/19, we offered just under £10 million in postgraduate scholarships across a range of subject areas and qualifications. Opportunities are available throughout the academic year - check out what you may be eligible to receive.
Postgraduate government funding is also available for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses at Swansea. If you’re an English, Welsh or EU student looking to undertake a PhD level course with us, you may be able to borrow up to £25,700 towards the cost of your studies. Learn more about your options on our postgraduate loans webpages.
Swansea has recently been named the UK’s ninth 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 that little bit further.
We believe there’s more to your postgraduate degree than enhancing your knowledge of your subject area. All of our postgraduate programmes are designed to provide you with essential skills to take into the workplace, as well as helping you stand out in a competitive jobs market.
With a range of partner organisations including the DVLA, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, IBM, Santander and the NHS, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in short work placements and summer programmes.
The Swansea Employability Academy will be on hand throughout your studies to provide expert guidance on job searching, CV writing and interview preparation to ensure that you have the best possible chance of success in the jobs market.
We’re proud of our picture-perfect location right on the coastline of South West Wales. Swansea is one of the few global universities with direct access onto a beach, and on campus you can also enjoy a range of modern sporting activities, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Our two campuses are within close proximity to five ‘blue flag’ beaches and a variety of green spaces.
Swansea’s city centre offers all the amenities you need, including a range of restaurants, bars, shops and leisure activities. Venture a little further and you will discover the spectacular Gower Peninsula- the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect for enjoying a range of outdoor pursuits.
Swansea University welcomes students from over 130 countries, and currently has more than 2,000 international students. The University offers you high-quality education in a safe and friendly environment, guaranteed University accommodation and academic language support classes for international students. Visit our international website for further information.
Our Open Days provide you with the perfect opportunity to take a look around the University and the surrounding area, find out more about your course of interest and discover what funding is available to you.
The College of Engineering is recognised internationally for:
*Ground-breaking multidisciplinary research
*Well-established links with industry
*Excellent career prospects
Engineering at Swansea is a cutting-edge learning environment with state-of-the art teaching and research facilities.
With the College of Engineering ranked 8th in the UK, studying a postgraduate qualification here is a great choice.
We offer postgraduate degree schemes that reflect our research strengths and the changing needs of industry.
The College of Human and Health Sciences draws together the disciplines of health, nursing, midwifery, social care, social policy and psychology.
We are the largest provider of health care education in Wales, providing an exciting and dynamic environment in which to study and further an academic or professional career.
A professional environment for your postgraduate studies:
The College of Human and Health Sciences is research led, and practice driven. We develop programmes, modules and research projects in response to demand from the health and social care workforce.
Many of our staff have dual qualiﬁcations, bringing years of hands-on professional experience to an academic career. A number of our programmes are accredited, approved or have support from established external organisations, including, the Royal College of Nursing, British Association of Therapeutic Playwork (BATP), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and Health Professions Council (HPC).
Swansea University's College of Medicine provides highly valued and respected taught postgraduate and continuing education opportunities that ensure that graduates are equipped to apply, integrate, develop and modify their knowledge and expertise to meet the changing needs and future challenges of their respective professions and disciplines.
The College offers postgraduate educational opportunities that are linked to its professional and research expertise and is focused on supporting our students gaining transferable employability skills as well as specialist knowledge.