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Swansea University was runner-up for the Times and Sunday Times UK University of the Year award in 2019. The 65-acre new Bay campus has been the principal catalyst for expansion in recent years, adding new facilities for engineering, management and computer science. Swansea is a vibrant centre for culture, yet also has some of the UK’s most stunning coastline on its doorstep. It is also one of the UK's most affordable student cities.

Key Facts


  • #39 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
  • #24 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2022
  • #29 in the Complete University Guide 2022

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • over 15,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 3,300

Year founded

  • 1920

  • Swansea was given a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 
  • It is one of the Top 5 UK universities for student satisfaction (NSS 2018) .
  • It is among the Top 10 UK universities for graduate prospects in 2018 (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey) .
  • Four-fifths of the work submitted for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent, with health subjects, English and general engineering doing particularly well.  
Areas of recognition

Within the 2022 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide Swansea is ranked within the UK Top 20 for the following subjects: Archaeology (#5), Celtic Studies (#6), Materials Technology (#8),American Studies (#9). Anatomy and Physiology (#12), Animal Science (#12), Medicine (#12), Social Policy (#12),Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (#13), Chemical Engineering (#13), Criminology (#13), Nursing (#13), Subjects allied to medicine (#13), Sports Science (#16), Civil Engineering (#17), Mechanical Engineering (#17),Electrical and Electronic Engineering (#18) and Linguistics (#19).

Kings alumni at Swansea University

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