Study Abroad at Swansea University

  • Swansea University is a world-class research-led university located on the scenic southwest coast of Wales, close to the Gower Peninsula.

  • Students will study in a wonderful seaside environment with a flexible and comprehensive academic program.

  • This modern, compact University offers over 300 areas of study, and is within easy reach of the city of Swansea.


All fall students are required to enroll in a special pre-session program that focuses on contemporary British politics, culture, and society. Through lectures, seminars, contemporary texts, and films, you'll explore the forces that have influenced British society since 1945. Field-study trips may include visits to the Museum of Welsh Life; Cardiff, the capital of Wales; Cardiff Castle; Big Pit; the Gower Peninsula; and the wonderful historic town of Bath, all of which will help to illuminate your studies. You will be required to complete a 1,500-word paper or examination when the course ends.

With over 15,500 students and a short distance from the city of Swansea, students can take advantage of a university that is large enough to provide a wide variety of resources, but one that intentionally retains a strong community feel.

Contact a Past ParticipantCredits

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit.

  • Fall semester: 14.5 credits.
  • Spring semester: 15-18 credits.
  • Academic year: 32.5 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic year: April 20