Awards & Rankings


Swansea is a world-class University achieving success at both a domestic and international level. We thrive on exploration and discovery, and offer the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. We are comfortably one of the top 30 research intensive universities in the UK in the government-sponsored review of the quality of research in every university (The Research Excellence Framework – REF2014) and are on a steep upward trajectory making rapid progress towards our aspiration of being one of the top 200 universities in the world by our centenary in 2020.

To find out more about our ranking performances - view our Rankings page here.


Top 10 Graduate Prospects (DLHE)

2018 DLHE results. When compared to universities that provide a wide range of degree courses, Swansea University is 10th in the UK, based on institutions in the Times Good University Guide 2018.
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Top 5 Overall Satisfaction NSS 2018

Ranked joint fifth in a list of the UK’s 129 universities as featured in the Times Good University Guide 2018.


Swansea’s expertise and skills in a number of areas have been recognised by awards, prizes and nominations and Swansea University was proud to be named Welsh University of the Year in the recent Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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To find out more about our awards and achievements click here.