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					                               about Swansea University, UK

Swansea University is the perfect environment in which to combine studies with a superb quality
of life. Founded in 1920, we are a traditional university with a long history of academic success,
excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. We rank 10th in the UK for the Best Student
Experience (THES 2009), which speaks highly of student satisfaction at Swansea University. We
are only 3 hours from London by direct train and benefit from lower costs of living.

Academic Strengths

In the 2008 RAE, nearly 50% of Swansea University's research is rated as world-leading (11%) or
internationally excellent. Swansea University's Civil Engineering ranks 2nd in the UK, our
General Engineering ranks joint 5th, Materials Engineering joint 8th, Computer Science joint 21st
and Law joint 25th. We have international excellence in Economics, Geography, Social Policy,
Physics, English, and History.

Swansea University has ten Schools: Business & Economics, Engineering, Law, Physical
Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics), Health Science, Medicine, Environment &
Society (Biosciences, Geography, Development Studies), Human Sciences (Psychology, Applied
Social Sciences, Childhood), Arts (English, Media & Communications, Languages), Humanities
(Politics & International Relations, History, Classics, American Studies).

We offer over 500 undergraduate degree courses and more than 130 postgraduate courses
which include MBA (AMBA accredited) and LLM. Entry requirements are here:

An English Language Training Service is available for students who need to improve their
language level before starting university studies. Courses run throughout the year and include an
intensive Summer course as well as English for University Studies. We also run our own English
Language test - SWELT.

Industry links

We have strong links with industry through research collaboration and student placement
schemes, such as the School of Engineering’s undergraduate Year in Industry. Company links
include: Airbus UK ltd., Alliance Boots, BAe Systems, Boeing, British Aerospace, British
Telecommunications plc, Corus/Tata, Ericsson, Exxon Mobil, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Kodak Ltd,
Laing O’Rourke plc, Landrover, Microsoft Research Ltd, Motorola, Rolls Royce plc, Sony.


Wireless network covers all student accommodation and most buildings on campus. All students
have a personal email account with unlimited access to the internet. The Library and Information
Centre contains over 800,000 books and periodicals, databases and DVDs. Students can loan
free laptops from the library.

Residential Services helps students to find accommodation either in the University or privately.
We have a good range of affordable housing to suit all budgets.

We organize a Meet and Greet service for international students from London’s Heathrow airport
to Swansea in September.

Our campus has all the facilities you would expect – bank, bookstore, shops, post office, cafes,
travel shop – as well as a Mosque and Chaplaincy for students of faith. Our £20 million Sports
Village is only 5 minutes walk from campus and has a 50m swimming pool, indoor and outdoor
athletics areas and UniGym. Over 40 sports clubs include basketball, cricket, football, golf, table
tennis, and sailing.

Cultural clubs, such as the Afro-Caribbean, Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong, Malaysian, Japanese,
and Norwegian societies, help international students to settle into life on campus. The orientation
programme includes a welcome event with the Vice-Chancellor.

The Location
Swansea University is only 1 mile from the city centre which has shopping malls, fresh food
markets, 24 hour supermarkets, including Chinese and Asian food stores, as well as cinemas,
theatres, art galleries, museums, cafes and night clubs.

Our safe, seaside location is perfect for people who like urban excitement and the peacefulness
of the beach.

Swansea Degrees
Following the consultation exercise, and the positive endorsement by
staff and students, the University has formally decided that students
who qualify for their award from 1 June 2010 onwards will be awarded
Swansea University degrees.

Students who qualify before this date will be awarded a University of
Wales degree.

An email has been issued to all students informing them of this
decision. For further information, please contact us directly