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Background and HistoryThe University officially opened its doors in 1920 and a small and select group of students enrolled. A period of gradual expansion followed, and by 1939 there were 65 staff and 485 students. One of the proudest moments in the history of Swansea University came during the 1960s, when the now famous Professor Olek Zienkiewicz developed the "finite element method" Swansea has continued to excel academically ever since.
Location and Accessibility
Travel by rail: Students are warned that train tickets to Swansea, as with other locations, can be very expensive. However, there is a high speed rail link from London and an established network with other UK cities.
Travel by road: Drivers are advised to take the A42, leaving at junction 42 for Fabian Way. The University is well signposted.
The University has an inclusive policy and has invested a great deal in facilities for people with accessibility issues. As well as dedicated parking spaces, there are ramps, adapted toilet facilities and lifts on the campus.
What's on OfferBA, BSc, MA, MSci, MMus, MBA, Graduate (Conversion) Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate.
Entry RequirementsTo study in the majority of departments students are expected to have achieved between 280 and 300 UCAS points, equivalent to BBC/BBB. Students who have achieved slightly lower grades may gain a place on the Higher National Diploma Scheme.
University AccommodationThe majority of students live in the Hendrefoleon student village, just a short walk away from the main campus. These halls of residence look onto pretty woodland and grassy areas, which make it an enjoyable place for relaxation. A number of postgraduate students reside in the quaint Victorian houses of Ty Beck. Places are also available in the Panmean and Horton buildings, where many of the rooms are en suite.
Private AccommodationThere are a number of University managed properties, ideal for students taking their first steps away from campus accommodation.
Courses and Fees
Faculties and DepartmentsThe University of Swansea is made up of eight different schools: School of Arts and Humanities, School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, School of Environment and Society, School of Human and Health Science, School of Law, School of Medicine and the School of Physical Sciences.
Academic Strengths and Research ProfileSwansea University's School of Engineering has an outstanding profile. It has attracted heavy funding from Rolls Royce and been responsible for the training of many top engineers. Student satisfaction is particularly high in the departments of Biological Sciences, Civil and Chemical Engineering, Economics, Finance and Accounting, Law, and Sports Science.
Undergraduate fees currently cost £9,000 per year, no matter what department or school you are studying in. However, individuals whose primary residence in Wales and are studying for their first degree are not required to pay fees upfront.
Postgraduate fees and fees for overseas students vary depending upon the course of study. It is therefore advisable to contact the university directly or visit their website for up-to-date information.Grants, Bursaries and Financial Support: Students who achieve straight As in their A levels will be eligible for a £3,000 excellence scholarship. Those that achieve two As and one B will be eligible for a £2,000 excellence scholarship. There are various income related bursaries and sporting scholarships available.