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Swansea University – providing research excellence since 1920

Swansea is an award-winning university located on the stunning coastline of South West Wales. We are The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year and runner-up for the overall UK University of the Year title. As a UK top 30 research university (Research Excellence Framework), we will provide you with world-class teaching and supervision, delivered by our talented team of academics.

We offer industry relevant research degrees across all of our Academic Colleges:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Human and Health Sciences
  • Law and Criminology
  • Management
  • Science
  • Medicine

Swansea is home to a dedicated Postgraduate Research Office who can provide you with a range of research skills training courses, as well as guidance and support throughout your research degree.

Funding opportunities at Swansea

Postgraduate students play an essential role in Swansea’s academic community, and we recognise the importance of investing significantly in research opportunities.  In 2018/19 just under £10 million was available for postgraduate scholarships through funding provided by the University, research councils and external organisations. PhD scholarships at Swansea typically provide the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus an annual living cost stipend.

There’s much more to Swansea than outstanding postgraduate research and funding opportunities. The stunning natural environment around the University provides you with the perfect opportunity to try your hand at a range of outdoor pursuits, including surfing, canoeing, walking and mountain biking. The UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty- the spectacular Gower Peninsula- is just a short distance away from the University, perfect for exploring Swansea’s spectacular scenery.

For more information about postgraduate research opportunities at Swansea, please visit:

Swansea University will be attending the PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair in December – apply to attend the Fair and find out more here.

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