Swansea University was first established in 1920 as University College of Swansea, however in 1996, it changed its name to the University of Wales Swansea.
Swansea University's academic departments are organised into seven colleges:
· College of Arts and Humanities
· School of Management
· Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law
· College of Engineering
· School of Sport and Exercise Science
· College of Human and Health Science
· Medical School
· College of Science
Those colleges are spread across its two campuses, which are located on the coastline of Swansea Bay.
The university is listed as one of the top 400 universities in the World University Rankings. Swansea is placed 45th in the 2016 Complete University Guide. Swansea best departments are Medicine and Engineering, ranked 2nd and 15th respectively 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Overall, Swansea University is ranked 26th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
The magnificent new 65 acre Bay Campus is located right on the beach on the eastern approach to Swansea, and is the home to the College of Engineering and School of Management.
Singleton Park Campus
Singleton Park Campus has already seen significant improvements and refurbishment of its 47-acre estate and over the next few years will realise further transformation and refurbishment.
Students Union supports more than 140 student clubs including Afro Caribbean, Chinese, Hellenic and Indian societies, among others. The Union runs student bars and nightclubs, a travel shop offering trips around the UK and Europe, a radio station, nursery, launderette and shops. Profits are reinvested into improving the student experience, including supporting students through its Advice and Support Centre.
How does it look?
The new world class facilities and leading research expertise will attract global companies and help support the development of small to medium size enterprises and start-ups. This will enable the University to work with the companies that can grow explosively and are aligned to our research.
The changes that are happening will shape the University forever. As one University with two exceptional campuses we will be able to provide best in class learning, living and social facilities set to lift the student, staff and visitor experience to new heights which will raise our profile on the global stage.