Swansea University Prifysgol Abertawe

Overview

The University’s foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. In 1921, Dr Mary Williams became the first woman to be appointed to a Chair at a UK university when she became Professor of French language and literature. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.

In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.

By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the “finite element method” by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.

Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners’ Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the College of Medicine. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.

An ambitious campus expansion and development project is now underway, ensuring that Swansea University will maintain its momentum, and continue to work for the benefit of the city, its people and industries.

Why choose Swansea University Prifysgol Abertawe?
Entry Requirements
Pre-sessional programmes

Pre-sessional English courses are short, intensive English language preparation courses for students who have been accepted onto an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Glasgow Caledonian University and wish to improve their English language skills quickly.

Fees

Tuition fees at Glasgow Caledonian University include all tuition, library, examination and administrative costs.

For overseas students, annual tuition fees for 2014/2015 vary from £10,200 – £14,500. Depending on your choice of study programme,

How to Apply

Postgraduate

The easiest way to apply for a postgraduate programme is using our online application form. This form is simple to complete and allows you to upload additional documentation to support your application.

At peak times the university receives an exceptionally high volume of applications and enquiries, we will make every effort to respond to applicants as soon as possible.

Please note that it may take slightly longer than usual to respond to your enquiry or provide an initial decision on your application.

Please include the following documentation along with your application to ensure we can process your application without delay:

  • Copies of any relevant academic qualifications you hold and any you are currently studying towards
  • A copy of your passport (for international applicants only)
  • Two letters of reference provided on headed paper (one academic and one employer)
ACADEMICS
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human and Health Sciences
  • College of Law
  • School of Management
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Science

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