SWANSEA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL GUIDE 2020 - WHERE BRIGHT FUTURES BEGIN

 
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL GUIDE 2020 - WHERE BRIGHT FUTURES BEGIN
SWANSEA
UNIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL GUIDE 2020

WHERE BRIGHT FUTURES BEGIN
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL GUIDE 2020 - WHERE BRIGHT FUTURES BEGIN
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  in the summer of 2019. It contains information on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that Swansea University
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CONTENTS
CONTENTS

                                                                                               Teaching
                                                                                               Excellence
                                                                                               Framework
           01    Welcome
           04    Careers in ...
                                                                 WINNER
           10    #SwanseaUni
                                                                 UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
           12    Supporting you during your studies             (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2019)
           14    Alumni
           16    Our location
                                                                WINNER
           18    Bay Campus
                                                                INTERNATIONAL
           20    Singleton Campus                               (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2019)

           22    Accommodation

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           26    Students’ Union

                                                                UK TOP
                                                                                  STUDENT
           28    Sport and Culture
                                                                                  SATISFACTION
           30    Study and work abroad
                                                                (National Student Survey 2019)
           32    Fees and funding

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           33    International scholarships

                                                                UK TOP
           34    International Pathways
                                                                                   GRADUATE
                                                                                   PROSPECTS
           36    English Language Training Services
                                                                (Destination of Leavers from Higher
           38    Study options                                  Education 2018)

           39    Course Directory

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           74    Getting to Swansea                                      RD
                                                                              MOST AFFORDABLE
           75    What next?                                                   UK UNIVERSITY TOWN
                                                                (totallymoney.com 2018)
           If you are a prospective international student and
           would like more information about studying at

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           Swansea University, you can contact us by:

                                                                UK TOP
                                                                                      RESEARCH
                                                                                      EXCELLENCE
           WEB: www.swansea.ac.uk/international
                                                                (Research Excellence Framework 2014-2021)
           EMAIL: international@swansea.ac.uk
           TEL: +44 (0)1792 602600
           FAX: +44 (0)1792 295839

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                                                                UK TOP
                                                                                    GREENEST
           INTERNATIONAL
           DEVELOPMENT OFFICE                                                       UNIVERSITY
           Singleton Park,                                      (People and Planet University League 2019)
           Swansea,
           Wales,
           UK, SA2 8PP                                          VOTED THE UK’S
                                                                MOST WELCOMING,
                                                                FRIENDLY & TRUSTWORTHY CITY
                                                                (Provident UK 2018)

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CAREERS IN ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CAREERS IN ...
                 Careers in...
                 It can be hard to imagine what career path you might follow after completing your degree. This
                 section will give you an idea of just some of the future careers that our programmes could make
                 possible for you.

                 ENERGY AND POWER                                                  Geography
                                                                                   Within our Department of Geography there are a range of
                 INDUSTRIES                                                        subjects to help students develop an in-depth knowledge of
                                                                                   the scientific issues underpinning environmental change and
                 Comprising of the petroleum, gas, electrical,                     ecosystem dynamics.
                 renewable and alternative energy industries, this sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MATHEMATICS STUDENTS HAVE
                 is fundamental to social and economic infrastructures.            Chemistry                                                                                                                                    HIGH EMPLOYABILITY PROSPECTS
                 We offer a range of programmes aimed at preparing                 If you are passionate about the environment and see your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AND GOOD EARNING POTENTIAL
                 graduates for a variety of roles in this dynamic and              future career in this area, you will get the opportunity to
                                                                                   undertake project work with staff developing clean water and                                                                                 WITH GROSS EARNINGS 50%
                 rapidly growing sector:
                                                                                   sustainable forms of energy.                                                                                                                 MORE THAN MOST GRADUATES
                 Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy
                 This postgraduate programme places a strong emphasis on           Physics
                                                                                   Our Physics programmes give you the framework to describe                                                                                    HOME TO THE INSTITUTE OF
                 state-of-the art semiconductor devices and technologies,
                 advanced power electronics and drives, and advanced               and understand energy and power production, and the tools                                                                                    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING &
                 power systems allowing graduates to extend their technical        to use the power of mathematics to solve technical problems.                                                                                 TRADE LAW
                 knowledge and fast-track their career.                            The core areas and the practical work we offer prepare you
                                                                                   well for a career in this industry.
                 Law in the Energy Sector                                          Our graduates have gone on to work as:
                 Within the expanding energy sector, legal professionals           •     Nuclear Engineer                                         TRANSPORT AND                                                      and postgraduate level which will equip students with these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     skills. Our BSc Actuarial Science programme brings together
                 are required to deal with diverse topics such as intellectual     •     Petroleum Engineer
                 property rights for new oil and gas technologies, complex
                                                                                   •     Civil Engineer                                           LOGISTICS                                                          mathematical, statistical and financial techniques to minimise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     financial risk in areas such as commerce, insurance, finance
                 joint venture contracts, and compensation regimes for
                 pollution liability. Our LLM in Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy     •     Solicitor                                                Playing a critical role in any economy, this sector                and government.
                 Law presents students with the opportunity to gain expertise in   •     Surveyor                                                 encompasses a range of jobs that ensure the smooth
                 this vital and rapidly changing area.                             •     Geographical Data Processor                              delivery of goods and services:                                    Operations and Supply Chain Management
                                                                                   •     Development Manager                                                                                                         Open to students from any background, our MSc Management
                 Materials Engineering                                                                                                            Languages                                                          (Operations and Supply Management) gives students an
                 Our Materials Engineering programmes equip graduates to                                                                          Vital in ensuring that communications on a global scale are        understanding of how the effective management of resources
                 be 21st Century engineers prepared to meet the environmental          £26,536 AVERAGE STARTING                                   effective and understood, a languages degree gives you the         and overcoming challenges in supply chains can transform a
                 challenges of industry and society by developing innovative           SALARY FOR ENGINEERING                                     confidence to conduct business in a language other than your       business operation.
                 and novel technology, in collaboration with industry, that            (UK 2017 report)                                           mother tongue.                                                     Our graduates have gone on to work as:
                 transforms buildings into power stations by enabling them                                                                                                                                           •    Transport Manager
                 to generate, store and release their own solar energy. Our                                                                       Mathematics and Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     •    Operations Manager
                 Materials Science and Engineering programmes will give you            ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT                                       Within any company, the analysis and monitoring of any
                 knowledge on the structure, mechanical performance and                PAN-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH THEME                              numerical data is vital – be it long term financial predictions,   •    Project Manager
                 functional properties of materials that can be applied in the                                                                    risk analysis or identifying trends. We offer a range of           •    Risk Analyst
                 energy sector.                                                                                                                   Mathematics and Economics programmes at undergraduate

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CAREERS IN ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CAREERS IN ...
                                                                                                         GUARANTEED INTERVIEW
                                                                                                         FOR GRADUATE ENTRY
                                                                                                         MEDICINE FOR STUDENTS                                                                                                             £31MILLION
                                                                                                         ON OUR PATHWAYS                                                                                                                   COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDRY
                                                                                                         TO MEDICINE DEGREE                                                                                                                OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 2018
                                                                                                         PROGRAMMES
                                                                                                         (prerequisite modules and satisfactory
                                                                                                         grades required)                                                                                                                  BRAND NEW MULTI-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MILLION POUND CHEMISTRY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HUB IN DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                         STATE-OF-THE-ART CLINICAL
                                                                                                         PRACTICE FACILITIES

                                                                                                                                                         SCIENCES AND                                                     Biology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We have a range of programmes in this area – including
                 MEDICINE, HEALTH AND                                                Medical Engineering
                                                                                     Medical Engineering at Swansea University draws on the
                                                                                                                                                         PHARMACEUTICALS                                                  Marine Biology, Zoology, Biochemistry and Genetics. Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          across all programmes gain valuable laboratory and field
                 SOCIAL CARE                                                         exciting medical research taking place within the College           This sector is broad and encompasses careers in                  experience giving them a solid foundation from which they
                                                                                     of Engineering and the Medical School. The course equips            chemicals, life and natural sciences to name but a few.          might go on to work in clinical or research environments.
                 Both our College of Human and Health Sciences and                   students with engineering skills, whilst also providing the added   A range of our departments offer programmes with
                 Swansea University Medical School offer a number of                 experience and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and             pathways into this sector:                                       Computer Science
                 programmes that are suitable for students looking to                the ability to communicate with clinicians.                                                                                          We have programmes that are broad ranging or specialised
                 enter or progress within this sector, such as:                                                                                                                                                           depending on your interests and future career goals. Our
                                                                                                                                                         Biochemistry
                                                                                     Population Health and Medical Siences                               We have a number of pathways in this area – including            degrees will train you for high-level entry into a wide range of
                 Applied Medical Sciences                                            Population Health has been described as “the next big thing         Medical Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Genetics, Medical         careers including software development, internet systems and
                 Applied Medical Sciences is the science that underpins              in healthcare”. The multidisciplinary approach encompasses          Genetics, which can be studied as a four-year combined           development for mobile technologies.
                 medicine. Our BSc Applied Medical Sciences provides the             medical and life sciences, social sciences, epidemiology,           Master’s programmes (MSci). Our Biochemistry graduates
                 ideal springboard for careers in research and innovation,           demography, public health and health informatics. You will          find employment in international organisations including major   Medical Pharmacology
                 ideally suited for future scientists, biotechnology entrepreneurs   develop an extensive range of transferrable academic,               pharmaceutical companies and the biotechnology sector.           This programme explores the science of drugs, their action on
                 and those who desire a more comprehensive understanding             employability and practical skills and competencies that                                                                             living systems and their effects on health and diseases. Through
                 of medical science prior to graduate entry into more clinically     are relevant to a wide range of careers in the 21st century,                                                                         work force and skills gap analyses, Pharmacology has been
                 focused studies such as Medicine.                                   especially in the areas of Health Informatics and Health. In        Physics
                                                                                                                                                         Studying Physics provides core numerically literate problem      identified as a critical undergraduate degree, required to treat
                                                                                     addition, you will be ideally prepared for further professional                                                                      the current patient population and develop the medicines of
                                                                                                                                                         solving skills which are widely applicable to science and
                 Public Health and Health Promotion                                  and vocational training, such as Graduate Entry Medicine (or                                                                         the future.
                                                                                     other graduate entry programmes such as NHS Management),            industry. The core knowledge you will gain prepares you for
                 With innovation in public health and health promotion practice
                                                                                     education and training, postgraduate or research.                   a diverse range of careers, and our graduates have gone on       Our graduates have gone on to work as:
                 at the heart of the programme, graduates in this field have
                                                                                                                                                         to work in areas from theoretical and experimental physics to    •     Organic Chemist
                 the skills necessary to achieve change and influence health         Our graduates have gone on to work as:                              medical physics, bio physics, and finance.
                 policy at all levels. Our graduates have become public                                                                                                                                                   •     Analytical Chemist
                                                                                     •     Trials Data Manager
                 health practitioners, set up their own businesses and followed                                                                                                                                           •     Ecologist
                 research careers.                                                   •     Social Therapist                                              Chemistry
                                                                                                                                                         A Chemistry qualification opens the door to a wide               •     Research Assistant
                                                                                     •     Clinical Informatics Specialist
                                                                                                                                                         range of careers options, both in and out of the lab. Our        •     Clinical Lead Pharmacist
                 Psychology                                                          •     Clinical Psychologist
                                                                                                                                                         Chemistry programmes offer modern teaching in purpose            •     System Analyst
                 Validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) our
                                                                                                                                                         built laboratories and modules cover the main branches of        •     Software Designer and Engineer
                 Psychology programmes allow students to explore the
                                                                                                                                                         chemistry, namely organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry,        •     Web Service Developer
                 relationship between the mind, brain and behaviour.
                                                                                                                                                         physical chemistry and instrumental and analytical techniques.

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CAREERS IN ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CAREERS IN ...
                                                                                                        STUDENT LED
                                                                                                        VOLUNTEERING CHARITY
                                                                                                        DISCOVERY GIVES STUDENTS
                                                                                                        THE CHANCE TO GET
                                                                                                        INVOLVED WITH LOCAL
                                                                                                        PROJECTS THAT
                                                                                                        MAKE A DIFFERENCE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ANNUAL DYLAN THOMAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               LITERARY PRIZE RUN BY
                 HOSPITALITY, LEISURE,                                              History
                                                                                    Completing a degree in History not only gives you a thorough                                                                                               SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
                 GOVERNMENT AND                                                     understanding of the subject matter you have been studying,
                                                                                    but a host of transferable skills such as research and analytical
                 PUBLIC SERVICES                                                    skills and the ability to problem solve and make decisions, as                                                                                             NUMEROUS STUDENT-
                                                                                    well as ways to present your ideas in a range of formats. You                                                                                              FOCUSED CULTURAL EVENTS
                 This sector includes a wide range of jobs within areas
                                                                                    will focus on ancient, medieval and modern history and public                                                                                              THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
                 such as sports, tourism, events, museums and heritage
                                                                                    history and heritage.
                 organisations, politics and NGOs, armed forces
                 and cival service. Many jobs will require excellent
                                                                                    Geography
                 interpersonal skills, including communication, self-               When you study Geography you gain a detailed insight into a
                 management, team-working and problem solving:                      huge range of practical, social, economic and environmental         CULTURAL AND CREATIVE                                              English Literature and Creative Writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Undertaking a degree that involves Creative Writing will give
                 Languages
                                                                                    issues and the ways in which they are interconnected and vary
                                                                                    over time and space. You will be in a great position to acquire     INDUSTRIES                                                         you the chance to learn how to write in a range of different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           styles which can help you grab the interest of future customers,
                 If you chose to study a language with us you also have the         roles that tackle social, political or environmental inequalities   Currently providing over 29 million jobs worldwide,                produce a commanding report or clearly explain complex
                 opportunity to learn up to three languages at undergraduate        and challenges. Many of our graduates have gone on to build         this sector includes advertising, design, fashion, film,           processes and procedures – all skills that employers are
                 level and focus on the themes of culture, education, teaching      exciting careers in international aid work, the charity sector      music, software, video games and TV and radio.                     looking for.
                 English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), translation        and the political sector.
                                                                                                                                                        Opportunities for developing your skills for this sector
                 and interpreting, positioning you for a truly global career
                 path. In addition, the Students’ Union has a range of societies                                                                        are not just limited to our degree programmes; you                 Computer Science
                                                                                    Education                                                                                                                              The practical nature of our programmes in the Department of
                 dedicated to different languages and cultures, giving you                                                                              could also get involved with our student-run:
                                                                                    Studying a degree in Education not only prepares you for a                                                                             Computer Science means that students are always having to
                 plenty of opportunity to learn more in an informal setting.        postgraduate teaching degree but also careers in education          • Newspaper and magazine
                 Amongst these student run societies is also the British Sign                                                                                                                                              think creatively to solve the problems that are given to them.
                                                                                    policy and politics, leadership and management, diversity and       • News website                                                     This combination of creative problem solving and technical skill
                 Language society which is a fun way to learn a valuable skill      wellbeing in education, child development and educational
                 which can break down communication barriers for those who                                                                              • Radio station                                                    can make students very attractive in the job market.
                                                                                    neuroscience. We specialise in educational practice in a digital
                 are hard of hearing.                                               age, a priority for teachers for the future.
                                                                                                                                                        Media, Communication and Public                                    Law and Criminology
                                                                                    Our graduates have gone on to work as:                                                                                                 Studying a programme in Law or Criminology not only gives
                 Marketing                                                                                                                              Relations (PR)
                 Contemporary marketing requires analytical skills, numeracy,       •     Retail Manager                                                                                                                   you the option of gaining a qualifying law degree or becoming
                                                                                                                                                        Contemporary marketing, media and PR requires the
                 data management and strategic management as well as                •     Event Manager                                                                                                                    an expert criminologist - you also learn how to carefully
                                                                                                                                                        knowledge of creative media practice including digital
                 creativity in relation to marketing. Our Marketing programmes                                                                                                                                             construct compelling arguments and communicate with people
                                                                                    •     Translator                                                    and social media, and physical marketing, journalism and
                 are tailored to individuals wishing to develop a career in                                                                                                                                                from a range of backgrounds.
                                                                                    •     Client Relationship Manager                                   professional writing, marketing and PR campaigns and strategy
                 marketing that requires a sound understanding of applied                                                                               and branding as well as theory. We also offer work placement       Our graduates have gone on to work as:
                 processes, as well as theoretical and academic perspectives.       •     Teachers and Lecturers                                        opportunities in media, journalism, broadcasting and public        •     Marketing Manager
                                                                                    •     Heritage and Museum Project Managers                          relations organisations. Our media and PR programmes are           •     Web Content Manager
                 Tourism                                                            •     Government officials and Humanitarian Organisations           tailored to individuals wishing to develop a career in marketing   •     Brand Specialist
                 Equip yourself for success in one of the largest industries in           Workers                                                       that requires a sound understanding of applied processes, as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •     App Designer
                 the world. The BSc and MSc Management programmes offer                                                                                 well as theoretical and academic perspectives.
                                                                                    •     Translators and Interpreters                                                                                                     •     Copywriter
                 a specialism in Tourism that will prepare you for a diverse
                 range of career opportunities in the private, public and charity   •     Armed Forces and Foreign Office officials                                                                                        •     Cybercrime Researcher
                 sectors.                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     Policy Writer

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SUPPORTING YOU DURING YOUR STUDIES

                                                                                                                                                                       SUPPORTING YOU DURING YOUR STUDIES
                                             SUPPORTING YOU

                                     During your studies
                                     We have a range of services in place to ensure you are supported during your studies
                                     ranging from pastoral care, study support and career success.

                                     PASTORAL CARE
                                     •    You can talk to our @CampusLife teams about a range of                 CENTRE FOR
                                     •    issues including:                                                      ACADEMIC SUCCESS:
                                     •    Welfare                                                                The Centre of Academic Success is open to all
                                     •    Disability                                                             students, free of charge and provides support to
                                                                                                                 develop your academic study skills.
                                     •    Money
                                     •    Wellbeing                                                              A range of courses, workshops and
                                     •    Chaplaincy                                                             one-to-one tutorials are available to help you
                                                                                                                 maximise your potential and develop your
                                     STUDY SUPPORT                                                               confidence.
                                     •    Personal tutor assigned to each student
                                     •    Maths café                                                             SWANSEA
                                     •    Centre for Academic Success                                            EMPLOYABILITY AWARD
                                     •    English Language sessions                                              Unique to Swansea University, the award is
                                                                                                                 formally recognised in your Higher Education
                                     CAREER SUCCESS                                                              Achievement Report (HEAR) and allows four
                                     •    On-site Careers Team                                                   employability modules to be taken.
                                     •    Mock interviews and advice on the recruitment process                  THE MODULES WILL HELP YOU:
                                     •    Gradintel job matching service                                         • Find out what you really want to do
                                     •    Swansea Employability Award                                            • Explore the possibilities
                                     •    Dedicated Employability Academy                                        • Plan and make it happen
                                     •    Opportunities to work as a Student Ambassador

                                     INDUSTRY LINKS
                                     Swansea University is well connected with industry: we collaborate with a number of commercial and industry partners to develop
                                     our research, provide industry placements for our students and to ensure that our course content is relevant to employers.

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Connecting you
ALUMNI

                                                                                                                                                                                    ALUMNI
                                                                                         THE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

              WITH THE WORLD
         When you graduate from Swansea University you will join a global
                                                                                    Alumni Network
         network of over 115,000 international alumni. With a growing community
         of graduates living and working overseas, you will find like-minded
         friends and colleagues wherever you are in the World. Swansea
         University has a network of appointed International Alumni Chapters
         to meet potential students in their country and to ensure graduates stay                                                         SHANGHAI
         connected with the University throughout their career.                                              SOUTH WALES
                                                                                                                                                              BEIJING
         IS THERE A CHAPTER IN YOUR AREA?
         Visit www.swansea.ac.uk/alumni/stay-connected/international-chapters
         to find your nearest Chapter and start growing your network.

                                                                                                                                                           HONG KONG
                                                                                                         SAUDI ARABIA
                                                                                                                                                            MALAYSIA

                                                                                                               NIGERIA

                                                                                                                                QATAR
                                                                                                                                                                     BRUNEI
                                                                                                                         OMAN                 SINGAPORE

                                                                                    WHAT IS IT?                      WHAT DOES IT DO?
                                                                                                                     •   Connect you to our International Chapters
                                                                                    The Swansea University
                                                                                    Alumni network is an exclusive   •   Help you find alumni mentors to help you progress in
                                                                                                                         your career
                                                                                    network for all Swansea
                                                                                    University graduates. The        •   Invite you to our alumni events held around the world
                                                                                                                         each year
                                                                                    network consists of 115,000+
                                                                                                                     •   Give you access to the University Library
                                                                                    alumni in 160 countries
                                                                                    worldwide. The network exists    •   Help you access the careers service after graduation
                                                                                    to support the graduates of      •   Let you know about upcoming Reunions
                                                                                    the University and to help you   •   Tell you about benefits and services available to alumni
                                                                                    continue your connection with    •   Send you our Annual Alumni Magazine – SAIL
                                                                                    the University.                  •   Send you email updates with news and developments
                                                                                                                         from Swansea University

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OUR LOCATION

                                                                                                                                                OUR LOCATION
                                                                                         POPULATION   WALES

                Location
                     OUR                                                                 245,500      Wales is one of the four countries that
                                                                                                      make up the United Kingdom (UK).
                                                                                                      Wales has its own language – the
                                                                                                      oldest living language in Europe –
                                                                                                      and the University offers discounted
                                                                                                      Welsh lessons if you would like to
               Swansea University has two                                                             learn!
               campuses with both located close
               to the city centre and the beach.                                                      Wales has an abundance of castles
                                                                                                      to explore, mountains to climb and
               The city of Swansea is medium sized by UK                                              delicious local dishes to try – the
               standards and has a modern, cosmopolitan feel.                                         perfect antidote to a long week of
               Swansea will be attracting a significant amount of                                     studying. If you would like to find out
               investment in the coming years, with plans currently                                   more about things to do in Wales, we
               in place for the development of a 3,500 seat                                           recommend that you visit:
               arena, HydroHub and Digital District - making it a                                     visitwales.com
               very exciting place to be!

                                                                                      TRAIN/BUS
                        DISTANCE FROM
                                                                                      STATION
                        LONDON: 300km

                                                                      DISTANCE FROM
                                                                      CARDIFF
                                                                      INTERNATIONAL
                                                                      AIRPORT: 70km
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                                                         OTHER FACILITIES AVAIL ABLE:
                             STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
                     ENGINEERING                        • Students’
                                                       OTHER      FACILITIESUnionAVAIL ABLE:
                    ENGINEERING
                           STUDENT ACCOMMODATION         • Students’ Union
                                                                       OTHER FACILITIES AVAIL ABLE:
                                                       ••       Gym
                                                         Students’    and
                                                                    Union    sports facilities
                             ENGINEERING
                     SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT                • Gym and sports facilities
                    SCHOOL   OF MANAGEMENT             ••Gym andFaith  • Students’
                                                                      space
                                                                   sports  facilities Union
                           ENGINEERING                   • Faith space
                             SCHOOL      OF  MANAGEMENT••Faith space   • Gym and sports facilities
                                                                Launderette
                     COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDRY               • Launderette
                    COMPUTATIONAL
                           SCHOOL OF FOUNDRY
                                         MANAGEMENT    ••Launderette   • Faith space
                                                                Coffeeopolis
                                                         • Coffeeopolis            coffee shop
                                                                         coffee shop
                             COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDRY
                     BAY LIBRARY                                       • Launderette
                                                       • Coffeeopolis coffee   shop
                    BAY LIBRARY
                           THE COLLEGE                                 • Coffeeopolis coffee shop
                             BAY LIBRARY
                     MY UNIHUB
                    MY UNIHUB
                           BAY LIBRARY
                             MYFOOD
                     THE CORE,    UNIHUB COURT
                    THE CORE, FOOD COURT
                           MY UNIHUB
                             THEHALL
                     THE GREAT     CORE, FOOD COURT
                    THE GREAT HALL
                     24HR THE
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                                                                                                                                                                             TOWER INFORMATION CENTRE                                        LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTRE
                       ENGINEERING                                                                   STUDENT ACCOMMODATION                                                   The Bay Campus has a dedicated team to provide                  The Bay Library provides students with access to a
                       The College Of Engineering is recognised internationally                      The Bay Campus is one of the only university campuses            assistance with any aspect of student life. Situated under the   range of online journals, e-books and datasets. It has 400
                 for its teaching and research. With world class research                     in the UK with direct access to the beach and its own seafront          clock tower, the team can help with visas and immigration,       open and social study spaces, and zoned silent study spaces
                 centres and a supported investment programme, it provides                    promenade. The architecture has been designed to ensure                 money, health and wellbeing.                                     for 150 students. The Bay Library is open 24 hours a day.
                 outstanding resources and facilities for teaching, and a superb              a friendly and collegiate feel, creating a strong sense of
                 environment in which to study.                                               community.                                                                     COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDRY                                           THE CORE, FOOD COURT
                                                                                                                                                                             Completed in Novemeber 2018, the Computational                  The Core provides a warm, cosy interior in the winter
                                                                                                      SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT                                            Foundry will be a world class centre for computational           and pavement dining in the summer. It is a brand new,
                        THE GREAT HALL
                                                                                                      The School of Management has a thriving student                 research within the heart of the Bay Campus. The Departments     modern food court style dining space offering a diverse
                        At the heart of the Bay Campus stands the Great Hall.
                                                                                              community drawn from around the globe. The School has                   of Computer Science and Mathematics are housed here.             range of cuisines to suit all tastes.
                 This £32m facility was designed by the world renowned
                 architect Dr Demetri Porphyrios. The ground floor houses                     a dynamic research culture centred around a number of
                 lecture theatres and break-out teaching spaces, and the first                research groups and its students benefit from the expertise of
                                                                                              world-leading academics who are involved in teaching at all                      THE COLLEGE
                 floor a 700 seat auditorium and café bar with stunning views
                                                                                              levels.                                                                          The College, Swansea University offers Foundation
                 over Swansea Bay.
                                                                                                                                                                      and supported First Year programmes for international
                                                                                                                                                                      students who require extra support, contact hours and tuition
                                                                                                                                                                      in the early stages of their degree.

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OUR CAMPUSES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       OUR CAMPUSES
                                                                                                                                                 SINGLETON PARK
                                                               5 MILE STRETCH OF                                                                                                          VIRTUAL
                                                           BEACH ON YOUR DOORSTOP                                                                    CAMPUS
                                                                                                                                                 SINGLETON PARK
                                                                                                                                                                                          VIRTUAL
                                                                                                                                                    CAMPUS

                                                                                                                                                       HUMAN AND HEALTH SCIENCES                                  MY UNIHUB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       OTHER FACILITIES AVAIL ABLE:
                                                                                                                                                       LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY                  TALIESIN ARTS & EGYPT CENTRE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports Village and National Pool
                                                                                                                                                       HUMAN AND HEALTH SCIENCES   MOSQUEMY UNIHUB                                                     OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                       SCIENCE                              24HR BUS (term-time)                                      • Students’ Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       OTHER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Sports FACILITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      VillageAVAIL ABLE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and National Pool
                                                                                                                                                       LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY         HUMAN TALIESIN
                                                                                                                                                                                           AND HEALTH   ARTSSCIENCES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                & EGYPT CENTRE                        • Mosque
                                                                                                                                                       ARTS AND HUMANITIES                  FULTON HOUSE                                              ••SportsStudents’  Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Village and National Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Student Residences
                                                                                                                                                       SCIENCE                             24HR
                                                                                                                                                                                            Students’BUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Union   bar /
                                                                                                                                                                                                            (term-time)                               ••     Launderette
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Students’  Union
                                                                                                                                                                                   LAW AND    CRIMINOLOGY                                             • Launderette
                                                                                                                                                       MEDICINE                             nightclub, supermarket,                                   ••     Dentist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mosque
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dentist
                                                                                                                                                       ARTSV IAND
                                                                                                                                                              R T U A LHUMANITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                   SCIENCE FULTON        HOUSE                                        • Student Residences
                                                                                                                                                             T O U RACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                                                                       STUDENT                              Post Office, Travel Shop,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Students’ Union bar /                                      • Launderette
                                                                                                                                                       MEDICINE                             Santander Bank, food outlets
                                                                                                                                                                                   ARTS AND   HUMANITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                           nightclub,   supermarket,                                  • Dentist
                                                                                                                                                       SINGLETON PARK LIBRARY
                                                                                                                                                       STUDENT ACCOMMODATION               Post Office, Travel Shop,
                                                                                                                                                                                   MEDICINE
                                                                                                                                                              STUDENT ACCOMMODATION        Santander Bank, food outlets
                                                                                                                                                       SINGLETON PARK LIBRARY                 OTHER FACILITIES AVAIL ABLE:
                                                                                                                                                                                   STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                                                                              ENGINEERING
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Students’ Union
                                                                                                                                                                                   SINGLETON     PARK
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gym  andLIBRARY
                                                                                                                                                                                                          sports facilities
                                                                                                                                                              SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Faith space
                                                                                                                                                                                   MY UNIHIB
                                                                                                                                                              COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDRY           • Launderette
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Coffeeopolis
                                                                                                                                                                                   TALIESIN ARTS    & EGYPT   coffee shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                CENTRE
                                                                                                                                                              BAY LIBRARY

                                                                                                                                                                 MY UNIHUB                         24HR BUS (term time) Approximately 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                   minutes to Bay Campus, 10 minutes to city centre
                                                                                                                                                                 THE CORE, FOOD COURT
                                                                                                                                                                                                   FULTON HOUSE
                     VIRTUAL                                                                                                                                     THE GREAT HALL                    Students’ Union bar/nightclub, supermarket, Post
                      TOUR                                                                                                                                                                         Office, Santander bank, food outlets (including
                                                                                                                                                                 24HR BUS (term-time)              Vegan)

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                      HUMAN AND HEALTH SCIENCES                                        FULTON HOUSE                                                        ARTS AND HUMANITIES                                                       MEDICINE
                      Encompassing health, nursing, midwifery,                         Fulton House is located at the top of the University’s              The College’s exciting and innovative teaching and                        Swansea University Medical School is one of the
               social care, social policy and psychology, this                driveway and houses a supermarket, Fulton Outfitters (clothes         research enriches its contribution to local, national, and                fastest growing medical schools in the UK, combining a
               College aims to conduct high-quality research that             and gift shop), Post Office, Santander Bank and several food          global communities and informs an excellent student learning              distinctive interdisciplinary approach, close collaboration
               meets the needs of people both locally and globally.           outlets                                                               experience. Arts and Humanities has six departments: Academi              with industry and an emphasis on innovation through
                                                                                                                                                    Hywel Teifi, Adult Continuing Education, English Language and             technology and research excellence.
                                                                                                                                                    Literature, History and Classics, Languages, Translation and
                      SCIENCE                                                       TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE                                            Communication, and Politics and International Relations.
                      The College of Science brings science to life through         Taliesin Arts Centre is a public arts venue which hosts
               globally excellent and impactful research, passionate hands-   cinema showings of the latest films and live performances by                 MOSQUE                                                                   LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
               on teaching and two-way engagement with the business           professional music and theatre companies. The award-winning                  Swansea University has an award-winning mosque on                        The College aims to encourage and support research
               community. The College is focused on combining the best        Egypt Centre, based in Taliesin, is home to a collection of over      campus which is an integral part of life for most of its Muslim           of world-leading and international quality, to provide an
               interdisciplinary research to build a creative community       5,000 Egyptian artefacts.                                             students. Our campus mosque is a great way for students to                outstanding student experience and to raise the profile of Law
               where science can flourish and enhance our world. The                                                                                mix with and befriend people from all over the world. It is this          and Criminology.
               departments of Biosciences, Chemistry, Geography and                                                                                 diversity that makes it such a unique and interesting place to be.
               Physics are based on this campus.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ACCOMMODATION
ACCOMMODATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                  RD
                                                                                                       MOST AFFORDABLE                                                                                                 TIMELINE
                                                                                                       UK UNIVERSITY TOWN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FEBRUARY
                                                                                           (totallymoney.com 2018)                                                                                                     Applications open for new students. If you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       have an offer from us, you can make an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       application as soon as possible after the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       opening date.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       JUNE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       30th June is the last day to apply for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       guaranteed University accommodation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Accommodation applications remain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       open after this date so please continue to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       apply online. Other options are available

                Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       if University accommodation cannot be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       guaranteed or offered.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       JULY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Summer accommodation is available for
                We have a number of accommodation options available and a dedicated Residential                                                                                                                        pre-sessional English programme students.
                Services team who can assist you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AUGUST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Swansea University starts to accept and
                NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                                                                                                                                                             allocate accommodation for clearing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       late applicants. Accommodation offers
                Guaranteed University accommodation for your 1st year*subject to accommodation application being                                                                                                       are sent out weekly - please check your
                received by the 30th June deadline.                                                                                                                                                                    accommodation account.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SEPTEMBER
                LIVING ON CAMPUS:                                                 FINDING THE PERFECT PRIVATE                                                                                                          Residential Services allocate
                Living on Singleton Park or Bay Campus residences puts            SECTOR HOME                                                                                                                          accommodation to final late applicants and
                you right at the centre of University life. Self-catering                                                                                                                                              send offers every Wednesday.
                                                                                  If you’d prefer to live off campus, you’ll be pleased to know
                accommodation comprises fully furnished, en-suite and             that there is a good supply of quality private sector student
                standard rooms with a shared kitchen and dining area – ideal      houses and flats in Swansea. The University’s letting agency,
                for helping you to settle into student life quickly and easily.   Student Accommodation Services (SAS) manages over 145
                                                                                  properties in areas such as Brynmill, Uplands and Sketty
                LIVING IN THE STUDENT VILLAGE                                     which are within two miles of Singleton Campus and in St.
                Approximately two miles from campus is the Hendrefoelan           Thomas and Port Tennant areas, close to the Bay Campus.
                Student Village. The Village provides self-catering               These areas are also close to local facilities such as shops,
                accommodation and shared facilities in flats and houses of        bars and restaurants.
                varying sizes. If you choose to live in the Village, you will
                have your own room at an affordable rate that compares             Our online, searchable database, Studentpad,
                favourably with private sector accommodation. Student life at
                                                                                   allows you to locate available private housing in
                the Village is sociable, supportive and you will benefit from:
                                                                                   the area and takes the effort out of house-hunting.
                •    On-site launderette                                           Search for available accommodation via:
                •    Convenience shop                                              swanseastudentpad.co.uk/Home
                •     Regular bus service during term time
                     (local bus fares apply)                                       For more information about accommodation,
                •    Student bar                                                   including length of contract, prices and facilities,
                                                                                   please visit: swansea.ac.uk/accommodation
                FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AT                                            CONTACT US:
                BECK HOUSE                                                         Tel: +44 (0)1792 295101
                We have a number of family flats at our designated quiet           Email: accommodation@swansea.ac.uk
                residence, Beck House, approximately one mile from campus
                in the nearby area of Uplands. Due to the 51-week tenancies,
                                                                                                                                                  NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GUARANTEED
                this accommodation is mostly suitable for postgraduate and
                international students, who may wish to stay in Swansea over
                                                                                                                                                  UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION FOR 1ST YEAR
                                                                                                                                                  *subject to accommodation application being received by the 30th June deadline
                the summer.

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Accommodation
ACCOMMODATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION
                TYPICAL
                LIVING COSTS                                                                                                                    FAQS AND KEY FACTS

                £89                                                                                                                         IF I APPLY FOR UNIVERSITY                                         UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES
                AVERAGE                                                                                                                     ACCOMMODATION AM I GUARANTEED
                                                                                                                                            A ROOM?                                                           SINGLE STUDY ROOMS
                WEEKLY RENT                                                                                                                 You need to apply for accommodation by 30th June and              These are rooms that are available for one student only. In
                                                                                                                                            fulfil the requirements of your academic offer from the           Beck House, there are a limited number of family flats for
                3rd Most Affordable UK University                                                                                           University to be guaranteed accommodation. However, we
                Town (totallymoney.com 2018)                                                                                                                                                                  couples and students with their families. All other residences
                                                                                                                                            do not guarantee that you will be allocated your first choice     are mainly single rooms. Bay Campus also has twin rooms as
                                                                                                                                            of room.                                                          well as 1-bed and 2-bed flats.

                                                                                                                                            WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T PAY MY                                    BEDDING
                £30 PER MONTH                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION DEPOSIT BEFORE                                      Bedding is not provided. You will need to provide your own
                                                                                                                                            I ARRIVE? WILL I STILL HAVE MY
                STUDENT                                                                                                                     ROOM?
                                                                                                                                                                                                              bedding (duvet, blankets and pillows) and bed linen (sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                              These are available to buy at low cost from local shops and
                BUS PASS                                                                                                                    If you don’t pay your reservation deposit your room will be       supermarkets.
                                                                                                                                            cancelled and you will not have accommodation when you
                Student Pass with unlimited travel                                                                                          arrive.                                                           BATHROOMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                              En-suite rooms have a toilet, wash basin and shower. A
                                                                                                                                            CAN I BOOK A ROOM WHEN I ARRIVE                                   standard room involves sharing a toilet, shower and / or
                                                                                                                                            IN SWANSEA?                                                       bath with other students. Some standard rooms have wash
                                                                                                                                            No. Students must book their accommodation in advance.            basins in the room.
                £22                                    KEY POINTS TO NOTE ABOUT ALL OUR RESIDENCES:                                         If you arrive on campus without making a booking, you
                                                                                                                                                                                                              KITCHEN
                MEAL OUT                               •      Our rooms have free wireless internet to access the University network        will need to check into a hotel or alternative temporary
                                                                                                                                            accommodation, as we may not have a room available or             Kitchens are fully equipped and have a table/seating area.
                                                              (excludes SAS properties)
                FOR TWO                                •      A network of student volunteers, ResNet live in residences representing you
                                                                                                                                            ready for your arrival.                                           You will need to provide your own cooking utensils and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              crockery.
                Based on main meal & drink             •      Rooms are single occupancy only (exception being Beck House family flats      CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC RESIDENCE?
                at a local restaurant                         and a small number of twin rooms on the Bay Campus)                                                                                             FURNITURE
                                                                                                                                            Yes. You can state your preferences in the ‘additional
                                                       •      There are 24/7 launderette facilities                                         information’ section on the application form. However, we         All rooms are fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, desk,
                                                       •      Adapted rooms are available for students with special requirements,           cannot guarantee that we can meet your request.                   chair and shelves, and with Wifi access. Singleton Park
                                                              including wheelchair users – contact the Disability Office for further                                                                          Campus beds are single sized. Bay Campus beds are 3/4
                                                              information                                                                   HOW ARE ROOMS ALLOCATED? WILL                                     sized, except for the twin rooms where the beds are single.
                £6                                                                                                                                                                                            Beck House also has single sized beds, unless specified
                                                       •      Welfare Wardens in residences (excludes SAS properties)                       I BE LIVING WITH STUDENTS ON THE
                CAMPUS                                                                                                                      SAME COURSE?
                                                                                                                                                                                                              otherwise, for example, in the family flats. Televisions are not
                                                                                                                                                                                                              provided in our residences.
                TO CITY                               RESIDENCE                TYPE OF ROOM               WEEKLY RENT*
                                                                                                                                            There will be a mixture of students from various countries
                                                                                                                                            living together and studying on different courses. However,
                Singleton Park Campus                  Singleton Park          En-suite                     £130 – £147                     we will take into consideration the age of students when
                to city centre taxi fare               Campus                  Standard                     £125 – 158                      allocating rooms.

                                                       Beck House              Standard                     £108                            CAN I REQUEST ALCOHOL FREE, QUIET,
                                                                               En-suite                     £124 – £135                     OR SAME SEX ACCOMMODATION?
                                                                               Family flat                  £172 – £210                     Yes. This is available on request and you must specify on
                GYM                                    Bay Campus              En-suite                     £148
                                                                                                                                            your application form if you would like to live in one of these
                                                                                                                                            areas.
                MEMBERSHIP                                                     Premium en suite             £154
                                                                                                                                            It is essential that university and private accommodation is
                FROM £18.75 PER MONTH                                          Twin room                    £182 (£91 per person)           booked in advance to avoid any inconvenience on your              FIND OUT MORE:
                                                                               One-bed flat                 £202                            arrival.
                University Sports Village                                                                                                                                                                     swansea.ac.uk/accommodation
                                                                               Two-bed flat                 £256 (£128 per person)                                                                            Tel: +44 (0)1792 295101
                                                                                                                                            Please see our website for information on how to book
                                                                                                                                            accommodation: swansea.ac.uk/accommodation                        Email: accommodation@swansea.ac.uk
                                                     Rates shown are for the 2019/20 session.
                                                     Please visit our website for information regarding 2020/21 costs.

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International
STUDENTS UNION

                                                                                                                                                                                                     STUDENTS UNION
                                                          50 SPORTS CLUBS • 130 SOCIETIES

                                                                                                                                      @CAMPUSLIFE
                                                                                                                                Committed to ensuring you achieve your full potential
                                                                                                                                and get the most from your student experience,
                                                                                                                                International@CampusLife provides information and
                                                                                                                                advice on non-academic matters, including:
                                                                                                                                •    Immigration advice and services to all international students
                                                                                                                                     and their dependants
                                                                                                                                •    Working in the UK
                                                                                                                                •    Money Advice and Support
                                                                                                                                •    Disability Support
                                                                                                                                •    Accessing Healthcare

                                                                                                                                Advice is offered free of charge and without discrimination. The
                                                                                                                                team operates according to the UKCISA/AISA code of ethics so
                                                                                                                                you can be sure of a high quality service.

                                                                                                                                The team also holds a Welcome day in September to help you get
                                                                                                                                settled in Swansea, plus a range of social activites, events and
                                                                                                                                monthly trips throughout the year.

                                                                                                                                FIND OUT MORE:
                                                                                                                                www.swansea.ac.uk/international-campuslife

                 Students’ UNION
                 Swansea University Students’ Union (SUSU) is here to
                 enhance your experience at Swansea University. As a
                 Swansea University student, you are automatically a
                 member of the Union. It is run by students, for students
                 and will help you make sure you get the most out of
                 your education and enjoy every aspect of Uni life,
                 whether it’s getting involved in activities, meeting
                 people at events or socialising in the Union’s venues.

                 THE UNION OFFERS:
                 •   Events on and off-campus including Summer Ball and Varsity
                 •   A student newspaper, TV station and radio station            “At the Students’ Union, we’re dedicated
                                                                                  to making your time at Swansea the best
                 •   Shops and bars on campus                                     it can be. Whether you’re struggling with
                                                                                  exam stress, you’d like to meet new people,
                 •   A free and confidential Advice and Support Centre
                                                                                  you’re looking for some advice or you just
                 •   Student representation in the University                     need a loaf of bread, we’re here to help so
                                                                                  that you can focus on your degree.”
                                                                                  Grace Hannaford, President of Swansea
                 FIND OUT MORE:                                                   University Students’ Union
                 swansea-union.co.uk

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Culture
SPORT AND CULTURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SPORT AND CULTURE
                    Think sport...
                            THINK SWANSEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and The
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is widely recognised
                                                                                                                                                                                                        as the city’s premier venue for art exhibitions. All
                                                                                                                                                                                                        national museums and art galleries in Wales are
                                                                                                                                                                                                        free to enter, so you can soak up our history and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        take up one of many trips organised by Swansea
                    At Swansea we pride ourselves on our                                                                                                                                                University’s Students’ Union.
                                                                                     THE WALES NATIONAL POOL
                    dedication and commitment to sport and active                    The Wales National Pool is home to one of British Swimming’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                        THE TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE
                    living. The University’s sports department                       High Performance Centres and was used as a training base for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Taliesin Arts Centre sits at the heart of
                    ‘Sport Swansea’ encompasses all areas of                         two international Paralympic teams. The pool also runs Sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Singleton Park Campus and hosts regular
                    sport and recreation, welcoming every level                      Aqua and Surf Fitness classes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        performances, mainstream and alternative cinema
                    of sporting ability. We have strong links with                                                                                                                                      screenings, and the award-winning Egypt Centre,
                    Swansea City FC and professional rugby teams,                    SPORTS FACILITIES AT THE BAY CAMPUS:                                                                               home to a collection of over 5,000 Egyptian
                    the Ospreys and the Scarlets, who also have                      The Bay Campus features:                                                                                           Antiquities.
                    training bases with us.                                          •    A full height sports hall that can accommodate
                                                                                          basketball, badminton, netball, volleyball, fencing and
                    Students and Alumni can take advantage of great                       archery
                    value gym membership which includes:                             •    Fully equipped gym
                    •    Unlimited use of the Uni-Gym at both the Sports Village     •    A floodlit multi-use games area and half basketball court

                                                                                                                                                      Entertainment
                         and Bay campus
                                                                                     •    Training pitches
                    •    Access to FREE fitness classes
                                                                                     •    Programmes of beach sports such as rugby, beach
                    •    Free entry to off peak racquet sports                            soccer, volleyball and beach tennis
                                                                                     •    Instructor-led watersports programme in stand-up
                    SINGLETON PARK SPORTS FACILITIES:                                     paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking                           MUSIC & FESTIVALS
                    Next to the Singleton Park Campus is our                                                                                          Wales is famed as the ‘land of song’ and as
                                                                                     •    Cycle hire, exercise and jogging routes
                    International Sports Village which includes:                                                                                      a student at Swansea University you won’t be
                    •    A gym                                                                                                                        disappointed by the range of music on offer
                                                                                                                                                      across the city! Swansea boasts a huge variety
                    •    Squash courts
                                                                                                                                                      of music venues and plays host to a number of
                    •    Fitness and spin studios                                                                                                     music festivals and events throughout the year.
                    •    Multi-purpose sports hall
                                                                                                                                                      SHOPPING
                    •    Physiotherapy clinic and soft tissue therapy clinic
                                                                                                                                                      Shop big high street names as well as
                    •    Outdoor tennis courts, playing fields, athletic track and                                                                    independent boutiques, specialist shops and
                         field, sports pavilion and astroturf pitches                                                                                 traditional arcades. You can visit designer
                                                                                                                                                      boutiques in Mumbles, shop vintage outlets in
                                                                                                                                                      Uplands or pick up a bargain in Wales’ largest
                                                                                                                                                      indoor market in the heart of the city.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              More poetry
                                                                                                                                                                                                              is needed
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The city by the sea has a poetry
                                                                                                                                                                                                              all of its own. Swansea’s most
                                                                                                                                                                                                              famous son, Dylan Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                              said: “Swansea is still the best”
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and the poet’s legacy is found
                                                                                                                                                                                                              throughout the city from cafes to
                    FIND OUT MORE: swansea.ac.uk/sport                                                                                                                                                        pubs to parks.

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GO GLOBAL

                                                                                                                                                                                                            GO GLOBAL
                                                                                                                                                                 STUDENT
                                                                                                                                                            Experiences
                                                                                                    YEAR ABROAD                                                             MUNKHCHIMEG
                                                                                                    If you enrol on a four year degree scheme,
                                                                                                                                                                      Munkhchimeg (MSc Management
                                                                                                    which includes a year abroad, you can study at a
                                                                                                    partner university in your third year. Depending on               - Business Analytics) spent a month
                                                                                                    your course, you may be able to spend this year                   in Osaka, Japan completing an

            Go Global
                                                                                                    completing an international work placement or                     internship with CRCC Asia:
                                                                                                    teaching assistantship.

                                                                                                                                                                It was a great adventure,
                                                                                                    SEMESTER ABROAD                                         expanding my knowledge and skills
                                                                                                    Some degree schemes also offer the option to            in a new environment. My experience
                                                                                                    spend a semester either studying or working             in Japan offered me the opportunity
            Swansea University aims to offer all its undergraduate                                  abroad. Spending time overseas at one of our            to develop and grow, and has left me
            students the opportunity to study or work overseas.                                     partner universities allows you to study in a           with great memories!
                                                                                                    different academic environment, gain a new
            We have partnerships with over 150 universities                                         perspective and improve your cultural awareness. An
            across the world and offer a wide range of year,                                        international work placement is a fantastic addition
            semester and summer abroad options.                                                     to your CV and will offer you a unique opportunity to
                                                                                                    develop new skills and improve your employability.

            By studying, working or volunteering overseas, you will ensure
            you stand out from the crowd, develop new skills and an invaluable                      SHORT AND SUMMER
            international network for your future beyond graduation. Employers
                                                                                                    PROGRAMMES
            acknowledge that spending time abroad:                                                  Short and summer programmes are another                                 BARTEK
                                                                                                    way to gain valuable international experience                     (BA Media and Communication)
            •   Builds confidence, self-awareness and maturity                                      in addition to your degree. You can choose                        spent a semester at Nanyang
                                                                                                    from internships, volunteering, cultural and
            •   Develops a global perspective and intercultural awareness                                                                                             Technological University in
                                                                                                    study programmes in countries such as
                                                                                                    China, Japan, USA, Zambia, Fiji and
                                                                                                                                                                      Singapore:
            •   Facilitates adaptability to new environments and challenges
                                                                                                    countries throughout Europe. For the latest
            •   Improves communication and language skills                                          information, visit:
            •   Develops transferable skills to help your future career                                  swansea.ac.uk/summerprogrammes
                                                                                                                                                                Spending a semester in Singapore
                                                                                                                                                            as part of my course has boosted
                                                                                                                                                            my confidence in terms of my future
                                                                                                    FUNDING                                                 career and employability. The
                                                                                                    There are a range of funding opportunities
                                                                                                                                                            exchange was an amazing and

            #SwanseaUniGlobal
                                                                                                    available to support students who choose to
                                                                                                    go abroad, however as these may change please refer     enriching experience.
                                                                                                    to our website for the latest information:

                                                                                                         swansea.ac.uk/goglobal/funding
                 SwanUniGlobal                 swanseauniglobal                  swanseauniglobal

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FEES AND FUNDING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                                                                                           International
                    FeesAND FUNDING
                                                                                                                                                                 SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                                                                                           We have a wide range of scholarships available to students who can demonstrate academic and
                                                                                                                                                           personal excellence. Below are just some of the scholarship schemes available:
                   The tuition fee you pay will depend on your choice of course and classification as either an overseas or
                                                                                                                                                           UP TO £6,000 INTERNATIONAL                                    CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP
                   home/EU student. Please note that tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an                               EXCELLENCE AND MERIT                                          Swansea University is a popular destination for Chevening
                   increase of 3% for overseas students.                                                                                                   SCHOLARSHIP                                                   Scholars and it is honoured to support this scholarship
                                                                                                                                                           International Excellence Scholarships worth up to             programme. Awards are typically for a one year taught
                   All tuition fees are listed on Undergraduate: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses                                                       £6,000 for undergraduate study and up to £4,000 for           master’s degree and are awarded to outstanding scholars
                   Postgraduate: swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught                                                                                         postgraduate study. We also offer Merit Scholarships for      with leadership potential.
                                                                                                                                                           high achieving students worth £2,000 in recognition of the
                   INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DEPOSIT                                      before you can work in the UK. If you are from outside of the        potential we see in you for your time at Swansea University   ACADEMIC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
                   All international students (non-EEA) must pay a £2,000             EEA, you will need to obtain a National Insurance number                                                                           Each year we have a number of scholarships awarded by
                   deposit before we can issue your Confirmation of Acceptance        and may have to fulfil other requirements. Please note that          ALUMNI AWARDS                                                 our academic Colleges. Details of these will be announced
                   for Studies (CAS) which you will need for your visa                for international students on a Tier 4 student visa there will be    Scholarships of up to £5,000 off tuition fees are available   early in 2020.
                   application.                                                       restrictions on the number of hours you are permitted to work.       for non-EU students who have completed a full degree
                                                                                      For further information, please visit the International@Campus       with us and go onto a Postgraduate Taught or Research         MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
                   OTHER COSTS                                                        Life website:                                                        programme.                                                    Our Music Entrance Scholarships are designed to enable
                   In addition to tuition fees there may be further costs such as:    swansea.ac.uk/international-campuslife                                                                                             talented musicians to continue to develop their skill
                                                                                                                                                           EIRA DAVIES SCHOLARSHIP                                       and musicianship in a supportive environment. These
                   •     Visa costs – information on visa costs can be found on       INTERNATIONAL CRISIS FUND
                                                                                                                                                           Swansea University welcomes applications from female          scholarships are open to new undergraduate students
                         the UKCISA website: www.ukcisa.org.uk                        Swansea University has established a small fund to provide
                                                                                                                                                           students ordinarily resident in a developing country who      studying any subject, and are tenable for the duration of
                   •     NHS Surcharge – this fee has been introduced by the          emergency assistance for international students who face
                                                                                                                                                           are admitted to study a taught master’s course within         the scholar’s undergraduate degree.
                         UK Government.                                               financial difficulties not anticipated at the start of the course,
                                                                                                                                                           the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea
                   •     Additional course costs – please check the course pages      and not within their control. For further information visit our
                                                                                                                                                           University.
                         for additional costs, which are in addition to the course    website:
                         fee and accommodation.                                       www.swansea.ac.uk/money-campuslife
                                                                                                                                                           SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS
                   COST OF LIVING                                                     NORTH AMERICAN LOANS                                                 We look for students who not only satisfy the normal
                                                                                                                                                           academic requirements for admission but who have also         FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY CAN
                   The cost of living in Swansea is relatively low compared to        USA:
                                                                                                                                                           demonstrated outstanding ability in whatever sporting         BE FOUND HERE:
                   many other cities in the UK. However, it is still vital that any   U.S. FEDERAL AID - Swansea University is a
                                                                                                                                                           sphere they have made their speciality - four levels of       swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my-finances/
                   potential student prepares their finances before they attend       participating institution in the William D. Ford Federal Direct
                                                                                                                                                           awards are available.                                         international-scholarships
                   university. The average student studying at Swansea will spend     Loan Program for U.S. citizens. Complete your FAFSA online
                   between £7,000 and £11,000 (over 52 weeks) on living costs         at www.fafsa.ed.gov Our School Code is G08586.
                   depending on lifestyle choices. You can find a full breakdown
                                                                                      Swansea University also works with the private lender
                   of possible costs here:
                                                                                      Sallie Mae and participates in the VA Educational Benefits
                   www.swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my-
                                                                                      Programme for U.S Veterans or dependants.
                   finances
                                                                                      CANADA: Swansea University is a designated institution for
                                                                                      the Canadian Student Loan program. Our 4 digit Educational
                   WORKING WHILST STUDYING                                            Institution code is “PUCM”.
                   If you are a full-time student, you can also work up to 20
                   hours a week to help fund your studies. This is a guideline as     Canada Student Loans are issued and managed through
                   the number of hours you may be able to work will depend on         the National Student Loans Service Centre, and are usually
                   the intensity of your course and you are advised to speak with     applied for at provincial level.
                   your Academic College or School when considering taking on
                   part-time work.                                                    Please visit www.canlearn.ca for full details on the
                                                                                      application process and eligibility information.
                   If you are a student from the European Economic Area, you
                   will need to comply with the Worker Registration Scheme

                   FIND OUT MORE:
                   swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my-finances

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INTERNATIONAL                                                      UNDERGRADUATE PATHWAYS AVAILABLE:
THE COLLEGE, SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                                                                      THE COLLEGE, SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
                                  The college,
                                                                                                                          •    Accounting and Finance
                                                       PATHWAYS                                                           •    Biochemistry and Genetics
                                                       Your pathway to a degree from Swansea University.
                                                                                                                          •    Business Management and Economics
                                                       Offering a modern and dynamic educational experience,              •    Computer Science
                                                       The College is committed to providing academic and                 •    Education
                                                       support services in an environment that encourages students
                                                                                                                          •    Engineering
                                                       to achieve excellence in their studies. The College offers
                                                                                                                          •    Languages, TESOL and Translation
                                  SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
                                                       academic pathways that lead to undergraduate and
                                                       postgraduate degrees. Our unique approach to education             •    Law and Criminology
                                                       allows for smaller class sizes, nurturing and support that         •    Mathematics
                                                       transforms international students into Swansea University
                                                       graduates and lifelong learners.                                   •    Media and Communication
                                                                                                                          •    Osteopathy
                                                       The College occupies a brand new academic building                 •    Politics and International Relations
                                                       located on the beachfront of the Bay Campus that has
                                                                                                                          •    Psychology
                                                       teaching rooms as well as study and social spaces. We
                                                       can also provide students with guaranteed accommodation            •    Science
                                                       tailored to their needs in our own halls of residence              •    Society and Wellbeing
                                                       comprising 411 en suite rooms, standard and premium, just a        •    Sports and Exercise Science
                                                       short walk from the academic building. Students become a
                                                       Swansea University student from day one with the additional
                                                       benefits from The College and 24/7 student support. All of         POSTGRADUATE PATHWAYS
                                                       this is just a few metres from the beach with spectacular views
                                                       of Swansea Bay.                                                    ENTRY POINT

                                                                                                                           THE COLLEGE       SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
                                                       The College is proud to be a joint venture between Swansea          Pre-Master’s      Master’s
                                                       University and Navitas, a status which builds on the close
                                                       10-year relationship with Swansea University as its pathway        A postgraduate pathway is a single course of study that
                                                       provider, previously known as ICWS (International College          leads to the award of a Master’s degree. Enrolling onto
                                                       Wales Swansea).                                                    a Pre-Master’s programme at The College will allow
                                                                                                                          you to adjust to the rigorous research and independent
                                                       Depending on the course, start dates are available                 study requirements of a postgraduate degree and
                                                       throughout the year including September,                           help you get the most out of your Master’s studies at
                                                       November, January and June.                                        Swansea University.
                                                       •     Small classes with personalised attention
                                                                                                                          POSTGRADUATE PATHWAYS AVAILABLE:
                                                       •     A Swansea University student from day one
                                                                                                                          •    Accounting and Finance
                                                       •     Brand new facilities
                                                                                                                          •    Children and Young People
                                                       •     Beachfront campus
                                                                                                                          •    Computer Science
                                                       •     Dedicated on-campus accommodation
                                                                                                                          •    Engineering
                                                       •     Value for money
                                                                                                                          •    Languages, Politics and Culture
                                                       •     24-hour student support
                                                                                                                          •    Management
                                                       •     Superb student lifestyle
                                                                                                                          •    Public Health and Management

                                                       UNDERGRADUATE PATHWAYS                                             Please note that The College, Swansea University pathways
                                                                                                                          are only open to non-EU students.
                                                        ENTRY POINT           ENTRY POINT

                                                       THE COLLEGE           THE COLLEGE                     SWANSEA
                                                                                                             UNIVERSITY
                                                       University Foundation
                                                                             First Year Degree               Second &       FIND OUT MORE:
                                                                             SWANSEA UNIVERSITY              Third Year     THE COLLEGE WEBSITE
                                                                             Integrated First Year Degree*   Degree
                                                                                                                            www.swansea.ac.uk/the-college
                                                       *University Year One syllabus based in Swansea University with       EMAIL: the-college-admissions@swansea.ac.uk
                                                       additional classes at The College.                                   Tel: +44 (0) 1792 602888

                                                       The undergraduate pathways offer a single course of
                                                       study that leads to the award of a Bachelor’s degree. After
                                                                                                                            @thecollegeSUni
                                                       successfully completing an undergraduate pathway with The
                                                                                                                            The College, Swansea University
                                                       College, you will progress to study your Bachelor’s degree at
                                                       Swansea University.

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