Swansea University

Introduction
A world-class university

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.

The University has enjoyed a period of tremendous growth, and we have achieved our ambition to be a top thirty research University, soaring up the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008.

Additionally, an ambitious Campus Development Programme is well underway – one of the largest knowledge economy projects in the UK and within the top five in Europe.

It involves the creation of the Bay Campus, a brand new £450 million development on the eastern approach to the city, together with the transformation of our existing Singleton Park Campus.

Swansea's multicultural dual-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 wellbeing of its citizens.

A beacon for pioneering collaborations

In the Research Excellence Framework of 2014, Swansea University achieved its ambition to become a UK top 30 research institution.

Our REF ranking of 26th was the “biggest leap among research-intensive institutions”, according to Times Higher Education. Now, as the university nears its centenary year in 2020, we have new goals. They are to:

  • Become a UK top 30-ranked university by 2018
  • Continue our ambitious expansion plans
  • Extend our global reach; and
  • Move closer to becoming one of the world’s top 200 universities.

In REF 2014 the quality of Swansea’s research was put on a par with or out-performed six Russell Group universities. We were also ranked 22nd for the impact of that research.

We believe in

Equality of opportunity

Swansea University aims to provide an inclusive and supportive working and learning environment, which is free from unfair discrimination and enables staff and students to fulfil their personal potential.

The University's Equal Opportunities team actively supports staff and students to identify and remove any potential barriers, and ensures that the University offers equality of opportunity to all staff and students, regardless of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity status, or marriage and civil partnership status.

Ongoing university equality projects include Athena SWAN, the Workplace Equality Index, the Race Charter Mark, and the Stonewall University Guide (AKA Gay By Degree).Further information is available on the Equal Opportunities web pages.

Dignity at work and study

The Dignity at Work and Study policy promotes the dignity of all students and staff at the University by eliminating all forms of offensive behaviour and establishing a working and learning environment that is free from harassment and aggression.Members of the University are to be treated with dignity and respect and to be protected from harassment and intimidation at work and study.

Supporting the Welsh language

We are committed to actively supporting, promoting and enriching Welsh culture and the Welsh language.

As part of our vision, we aim to enhance our student experience by increased opportunities to study through the medium of Welsh and improved take-up of the provision.

We will also increase the opportunities for all members of the University who can, to use the Welsh language and so strengthen the University’s image in Wales as a bilingual institution.

Enriching the lives of others

Discovery is a volunteer-led, charitable organisation that aims to enrich the lives of people in Swansea. The organisation envisages a community where people are treated as equals and are not discriminated against or disadvantaged by society.

Discovery aims to:

  • Enrich the lives of people in Swansea in order that they may fulfil their potential as empowered individuals and as members of groups and communities.
  • Offer new experiences and opportunities through a broad range of student-led activities in the community leading to increased mutual understanding and equality.
  • Actively support students to be aware of their personal development and the impact on themselves and the lives of others through their involvement in community-based activities.

A Healthy University

Swansea has been designated one of the World Health Organisation's 'Healthy Cities', joining an elite band of cities that are working together to improve the health of local communities. Similarly, Swansea University has been designated a Healthy University and has established a healthy network on campus with a remit to enhance the health and well-being of the university community.

International Students

Swansea University is recognised as a World Top 200 University for International Students and we welcome applications from International students from across the globe.

We encourage our international students to make applications via our online application system. For more information on making an undergraduate or postgraduate application to study at Swansea University please visit our application pages.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Communication, Media Practice and PR

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment. [+]

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment.

Key Features

The MA offers syllabus-based practice in professional, contemporary media skills, taught by industry professionals with academic backgrounds. The programme includes modules in Professional Writing/Journalism, Visual Communications and Media Design, Video and Documentary Making and PR, Branding, and Promotion. Other modules in communication, theory, film, and history are also available.

The programme allows graduates to add valuable and desirable professional media skills for careers in business, journalism, public and media relations, broadcasting, advertising and marketing and industry professionals to acquire new media skills and qualifications that will enhance their continuing professional development.... [-]


MA in International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MA in International Relations aims to open your mind and extend your skills. [+]

The MA in International Relations aims to open your mind and extend your skills.

Key Features

This MA offers advanced research in International Relations, providing students with a detailed understanding of the international system, key issues, the crucial actors, and alternative ways of analyzing and interpreting the subject.

With an appreciation of the global dynamics at work, you then have the opportunity to specialize in examining one specific area of the world: the Asia-Pacific.

The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops, and international conferences.... [-]


MA in Translation and Interpreting

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialized variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists. [+]

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialized variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists.

Key Features

At the core of the MATI lies advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text types, interpreting (in one or two of the following environments: local government, health, police, and court), and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. Part 1 of the degree also includes opportunities to develop further specialised skills in interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation (MT) and software localization, terminology management, video making or digital publishing, while in the Translation Work Experience module students form simulated translation companies, working with local translation businesses, and undertake real commissions to professional standards and deadlines.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Advanced Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

On the MSc in Advanced Computer Science course, you will be thoroughly prepared for a career in IT or related industries. The course is for you if you are a Computer Science graduate or if you have gained experience of computing and programming in a different first degree. Willingness to work hard and an ability to problem solve are equally important for this MSc. [+]

On the MSc in Advanced Computer Science course, you will be thoroughly prepared for a career in IT or related industries. The course is for you if you are a Computer Science graduate or if you have gained experience of computing and programming in a different first degree. Willingness to work hard and an ability to problem solve are equally important for this MSc.

The MSc in Advanced Computer Science course will develop the skills and knowledge you have gained from your first degree by broadening and deepening your knowledge of Computer Science through a variety of advanced modules and material.

Key Features We are top in the UK for career prospects [Guardian University Guide 2018] 5th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2018] 7th in the UK for student satisfaction with 98% [National Student Survey 2016] We are in the UK Top 10 for teaching quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017] 12th in the UK overall and Top in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017] 91.9% in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving University [DHLE Survey 2016] UK TOP 20 for Research Excellence [Research Excellence Framework 2014] Our Project Fair allows students to present their work to local industry Strong links with industry £31m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences will provide the most up-to-date and high-quality teaching facilities featuring world-leading experimental set-ups, devices, and prototypes to accelerate innovation and ensure students will be ready for exciting and successful careers.... [-]

MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

As a student on the Master's course in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, you will develop specialist skills aligned with the College of Engineering’s research interests and reflecting the needs of the electronics industry. [+]

As a student on the Master's course in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, you will develop specialist skills aligned with the College of Engineering’s research interests and reflecting the needs of the electronics industry.

Accreditation

MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding, and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognized by other countries that are signatories to international accords.... [-]


MSc in Engineering Leadership and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea

This MSc programme, through consultation with business and industry (both large and small), is set to establish the key graduate skills and attributes required to succeed in a management and/or leadership role in the engineering sector. [+]

It is a well-known fact that engineers and technical graduates have the potential to reach the very pinnacle of management and leadership within business and industry.

This MSc programme, through consultation with business and industry (both large and small), is set to establish the key graduate skills and attributes required to succeed in a management and/or leadership role in the engineering sector.

Key Features

The content of this multidisciplinary course will be very much informed by industry. Key modules will deliver a broad introduction to management, alongside detailed engineering specific modules on:

Foundations of Management Strategy Leadership Project Management Operations Management Assets Management Compliance Environmental Analysis Enterprise, Innovation and Intellectual Property Smart Manufacturing Virtual Systems Project/Dissertation ... [-]

MSc in International Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea

The Master's (MSc) in International Banking and Finance is aimed at candidates who wish to acquire a solid foundation in international banking and finance which will equip them for careers in banking, trading or financial analysis. Full details can be found below. [+]

The Master's (MSc) in International Banking and Finance is aimed at candidates who wish to acquire a solid foundation in international banking and finance which will equip them for careers in banking, trading or financial analysis. Full details can be found below.

Key Features An enhanced specialist programme that may be completed in a single year All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014) A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week. Interested in the facilities? Take a look at them here. Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at a 4-star level (REF 2014) Description ... [-]

MSc in Materials Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

Engineering at Swansea University has key research strengths in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology. As a student on the Master's course in Materials Engineering, you will be provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of abilities to meet the demands of the international materials industry. [+]

Engineering at Swansea University has key research strengths in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology. As a student on the Master's course in Materials Engineering, you will be provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of abilities to meet the demands of the international materials industry.

Key Features

Through the MSc Materials Engineering course you will be provided with training and experience in a broad range of topic areas, including metallurgy and materials selection, modern methods used for engineering design and analysis, the relationship between structure, processing and properties for a wide range of materials, materials and advanced composite materials, structural factors that control the mechanical properties of materials, and modern business management issues and techniques.... [-]


MSc in Strategic Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

Become a successful marketing leader of the future. Develop your high-level marketing and strategy skills, with a critical understanding of current issues and challenges in an industry that is constantly evolving. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), including module exemptions from CIM professional qualifications (CIM Graduate Gateway scheme). [+]

Become a successful marketing leader of the future. Develop your high-level marketing and strategy skills, with a critical understanding of current issues and challenges in an industry that is constantly evolving. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), including module exemptions from CIM professional qualifications (CIM Graduate Gateway scheme).

Key Features All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge Choice of either Dissertation or 3-month industry Placement Project Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014) 93% of Swansea students in employment or further study within six months of graduating High contact time – each module includes a 2-hour lecture (class sizes approximately 150 students) followed by a 1-hour seminar/tutorial (class sizes capped at 30) every single week. Interested in the facilities? Take a look at them here. Scholarships available for outstanding students Description ... [-]

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