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Swansea University

Swansea - United Kingdom

Overview

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.

You can also read more about the University's history, ambitions, and management.

Swansea University has a clear vision to be a research-led university of international quality.

In 2004, the University launched a set of policies designed to accelerate the pace of its development. The "Strategic Directions" policies were ambitious, and were designed to address Swansea's competitive position with the UK higher education sector. They targeted improving the University's research performance prior to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), creating robust academic units that attracted and retained the best staff.

The results of the RAE 2008 showed that:

The University achieved the highest growth in world-leading and international quality research activity in the UK - a 207% increase on the 2001 RAE. (The average increase in England was 6%.)

Civil Engineering ranked second in the UK, General Engineering ranked fifth.

Medicine ranked seventh in the UK.

Computer Science ranked 21st in the UK.

Within Wales, out of 31 subject areas, Swansea ranked first in 17 areas, and first or second in 24 areas.

In 2012, the University published a new, five-year Strategic Plan that builds on the success of the RAE and provides a comprehensive framework for action (links available on this page).


Faculties

Undergraduate

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Engineering

College of Human and Health Sciences

College of Law and Criminology

College of Science

Swansea University Medical School

School of Management

Graduate

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Engineering

College of Human and Health Sciences

College of Law and Criminology

College of Science

Medical School

School of Management


English Requirements

 

i

ii

iii

iv

IELTS

5.5

6.0

6.5

7

Swansea ELTS test (SWELT)

5.5

6.0

6.5

7

Swansea Presessional level 3

B

n/a

n/a

n/a

Swansea Presessional level 4

C/D

B

n/a

n/a

Swansea Presessional ASD

D

C

B

A

Cambridge First Certificate in English (pre-2015)

C (min 60 overall)

C (min 67 overall)

B (min 75 overall)

n/a

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (pre-2015)

C (min 47 overall)

C (min 52 overall)

C (min 58 overall)

C (min 67 overall)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (pre-2015)

C

C

C

C

Cambridge English (First, Advanced and Proficiency) from January 2015

162

169

176

185

GCSE English

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

IGCSE English (first or second language)

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

Grade C

A-level English

Grade E

Grade D

 

 

AS-level English

Grade C

Grade C

 

 

International Baccalaureate

English standard grade 4, higher grade 3

English standard grade 5; higher grade 4

-

-

Pearson Test of English (General)

level 3 pass

level 4 pass

level 4 pass

level 5 pass

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

51

56

62

67

TOEFL (IBT)

69

79

88

96

Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE)

ISEII

ISE II

ISE III

ISE III

University of Reading TEEP

5.5

6.0

6.5

7.0


Scholarships

A wide range of scholarships will be made available throughout the year for research and taught courses starting in 2016.


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