Masters study opportunities at Swansea University

Masters and Taught Courses in Wales

Swansea University

Award-winning postgraduate study in a spectacular coastal location- discover Swansea University

Swansea provides an outstanding study experience for our postgraduate students. Here’s five reasons why you should study for your postgraduate taught degree at Swansea:

1. Award-winning postgraduate study– We’ve been providing exceptional Swansea Universitypostgraduate study since 1920, and now have a thriving postgraduate community of over 3,500 students. 2019 was an award-winning year for Swansea- we were named Welsh University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, runner-up for the overall UK University of the Year title, as well as runner-up of the ‘Postgraduate’ category at the WhatUni? Student Choice awards.

2. Career-enhancing postgraduate courses– all of our postgraduate courses will give you relevant and transferable skills to take into the workplace. You’ll have the opportunity to carry out industry-linked research projects and undertake work placements with partner organisations such as Santander, TATA Steel and Fujitsu. The Swansea Employability Academy can also help you develop your skills in CV writing, job searching and interview techniques, giving you the best possible chance of success in the employment market.

3. Funding opportunities and a low cost of living– we understand that the cost of your studies is one of the most important factors when deciding on a postgraduate degree. Last year, we offered just under £10 million in postgraduate scholarships across all subject areas. Postgraduate government funding is also available for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s programmes with us. The money is paid directly to you, and can be used towards the cost of your tuition fees and/or living expenses. Swansea has recently been named the UK’s ninth most affordable university town ( With affordable housing options and a low cost of living, you’ll find it easy to make your money stretch a little further.

4. Outstanding research and teaching- you can expect to receive the highest quality teaching throughout your studies from our talented team of international academics. We’re a UK top 30 university for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework), and our postgraduate degrees are driven by the latest research findings and innovations.

5. An unrivalled beach location- we believe there’s more to your postgraduate experience thaSwansea Universityn research and teaching excellence. We are one of the few global universities with direct access onto a beach, and on campus you can also enjoy a range of modern sporting amenities, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. When you feel like a break from the books, the University is just a short stroll away from beautiful beaches and green parks. Just along the coastline is the spectacular Gower Peninsula– the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to some of the country’s most picturesque beaches. Why not pay us a visit at one of our Postgraduate Open Days and explore Swansea for yourself? We hold Postgraduate Open Days in November and March each year.

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