Swansea University - Graduate Programs

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Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. 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 20,000 students and 3,000 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.

True to the vision of its industrial founders in 1920 Swansea University will:

  • Provide an environment of research excellence, with research that is world-leading, globally collaborative and internationally recognised;
  • Deliver an outstanding student experience, with research-led and practice-driven teaching of the highest quality that produces global graduates educated and equipped for distinguished personal and professional achievement;
  • Use its research strength, collaboration with industry and global reach, to drive economic growth, foster prosperity, enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and, contribute to the health, leisure and well-being of its citizens.

Areas of Expertise

Swansea University offers award-winning postgraduate study in a stunning coastal location. From master's degrees to PhD study, we offer postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas.

Research, the relentless pursuit of knowledge and understanding, has driven Swansea University's growth for nearly a century. From capturing carbon dioxide to create a greener plastic, to building houses which act like power stations, to understanding better the needs and aspirations of an ageing population, Swansea University is tackling the big challenges of today through research.

The University offers a range of postgraduate taught degrees, including the MA, MSc, and LLM. Students can pursue postgraduate courses in the same subject as their undergraduate degree or, in many cases, outside it. Many of the University's postgraduate courses are multidisciplinary in nature, allowing students to cross boundaries between traditional subject areas and to follow courses outside their first degree subject. In addition, conversion-style courses available in: Law; Management; Computer Science and Engineering are open to graduates of any subject.


At Swansea we pride ourselves on our dedication and commitment to sport and active living. ‘Sport Swansea’ encompasses all areas of sport and recreation, welcoming every level of sporting ability. We have strong links with many sporting teams and governing bodies including Swansea City FC and professional rugby regions, the Ospreys and the Scarlets. The New Zealand All Blacks used our Sports Village as a training ground for the Rugby World Cup in 2015, we have hosted Paralympics teams from Mexico and New Zealand and also hosted the 2014 IPC European Athletics Championships. Swansea University Sports Village, located just across the road from Singleton campus: 50m National Pool, University Gym; Squash Courts; Fitness and Spin Studios; multi-purpose Sports Hall; Physiotherapy Clinic and a Soft Tissue Therapy Clinic. Outdoor facilities include Tennis Courts, Playing Fields, Athletics Track and Field, Sports Pavilion and Astroturf Pitches.

The Bay Campus features a full height Sports Hall that can accommodate basketball, badminton, netball, volleyball, fencing and archery. There is also a fully equipped gym with a functional room for spin and kettlebells.


The Union offers:

  • Entertainment and events on and off campus including Freshers' week, Summer Ball and Varsity
  • Student newspaper, television station and radio station
  • Bars on campus and at the student village
  • An independent Advice and Support Centre – covering everything from landlords to academic disputes
  • Student representation to the University, making sure the student voice is heard at every level!


50 Sports Clubs and 130 Societies

Information Technology

The Customer Service Team provides support and acts as an escalation point for all Library and IT enquiries.

Located at the Information Desks in the Singleton Park and Bay Libraries which are open 24 hours a day except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The Customer Service Team can help with:

  • Connecting to Swansea University Wi-Fi
  • Bring your own device connection clinics
  • Setting up your Swansea University email on your devices
  • Laptop loans
  • SPSS, NVivo and Mathematica installation usb/disc loans
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning services
  • Signposting to appropriate guidance for MS Office and other software applications
  • Advice on password safety and information security
  • Booking in service for assistance with data recovery and virus removal


Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is widely recognised as the city's premier venue for art exhibitions. All national museums and art galleries in Wales are free to enter, so you can soak up our history and take up one of many trips organised by Swansea University's Students' Union. The Taliesin Arts Centre sits at the heart of Singleton Park Campus and hosts regular performances, mainstream and alternative cinema screenings, and the award-winning Egypt Centre, home to a collection of over 5,000 Egyptian Antiquities.

Special Services

SAILS works with colleagues across Swansea University to ensure inclusive learning, teaching and assessment is accessible to all; all students have access to the opportunities available; and all students are supported to reach their full potential.

Our projects support:

  • Access – Enabling individuals from all backgrounds to enter and transition into higher education (see our outreach activities).
  • Retention – Supporting students to stay at university and complete their studies.
  • Progression – Ensuring students have the inclusive academic and pastoral support to progress from level to level.
  • Outcomes – Supporting students to achieve the best degree outcomes they can.

  • Affiliated Institutions

    Swansea University has prestigious strategic partnerships with other Universities such as the University of Texas, Austin and Houston and the pioneering partnership with Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble which focuses on areas such as medicine, computer science and energy. By working with leading global universities on collaborative research, staff and student exchange programmes and teaching partnerships Swansea University can offer opportunities such as student mobility and joint PhD programmes.

    International Involvement

    Global opportunities with Swansea University

    Swansea University recognises that enhancing its future graduates’ employability has never been more important. As more and more businesses recruit from a global talent pool, it is vital that you stand out from the crowd with additional experiences and skills. Employers acknowledge the value of international experience, and students who spend time abroad develop and demonstrate the qualities and skills that employers seek: global and intercultural awareness, maturity, confidence and adaptability to new environments and challenges. Swansea University currently has links with more than 150 partner universities across Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. Many links have been established by individual academic colleges and departments, so you should speak with your department to discuss the opportunities that are available to you as a postgraduate student.

    Campus Tour

    Our Virtual Open Days provide a great opportunity for you to explore our beautiful campuses, meet our teaching staff and get a real insight into what it's like to be a student at Swansea University.


    Tours can be provided and will be led by an experienced Student Ambassador who will be happy to answer your questions. Please request this service when you contact the department so that we can build it into your visit. We require a minimum of 2 weeks notice to organise a guided campus tour.


    Modified on February 24, 2021