Swansea University

United Kingdom


The third biggest university in Wales, Swansea University was established in 1920 as a college that was part of the University of Wales. It became a university in its own right in 2007 and has 8 colleges spread out across two campuses with around 20,000 students including international students from over 130 different countries.

Its waterfront campuses make for an attractive location to study and it is home to the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, which was named after the former US First Lady. Swansea University is listed as one of the top 500 universities in the world and 24th in the UK according to The Guardian’s 2022 University Guide.

What are the IELTS requirements for Swansea University?

Generally, Swansea University requires an overall IELTS band score of 6.0 and above for undergraduate courses. For postgraduate, a band score of 6.5 and above is required, these scores may change depending on the courses. This is applicable to international students from most countries. For more details refer to the Official website of Swansea University

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Swansea University features in QS World Rankings for its Civil, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Mathematics; Law; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy. This demonstrates that these are courses that are competing with the very best competition around the world.

Bay Campus at Swansea University has access to its own private beach just a couple of minutes’ walk away. Singleton Campus may not have a beach but is close to the biggest urban park in the city, meaning there are great views there too.

90% of Swansea University’s research has been classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. This means that it has acquired a top 30 rank in the UK for Research-Intensive University.


Swansea University has been recognised as Highly Commended at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards. It has also ranked 10th in the UK for job prospects, voted for by StudentCrowd and recently moved 195 places in the QS World Rankings for employability. Swansea’s Employability Academy offers funded internships, employability bursaries as well as development and networking events and workshops. There is also a Graduate Support Programme and Career Development Course for students and graduates.


The Swansea University acceptance rate is between 80-82%.



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