Swansea University is a research focused university, founded in 1920. With 15,921 students, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime. The University offers a wide range of courses in diverse subject areas. Students taking courses in the following colleges will take classes on the Singleton Campus: College of Arts and Humanities, School of Law, College of Science, and College of Human & Health Sciences. Students taking courses in the College of Engineering or School of Management will take classes on the Bay Campus. The Singleton and Bay campuses are about 20 minutes by shuttle bus, and shuttles run between the campuses daily. Swansea has excellent transport links to Cardiff, London and other major UK cities. To learn more about life at Swansea University, please feel free to view this Student Experience Video.
Situated in Swansea, South Wales, the University is set across the road from Swansea Bay in the grounds of the beautiful Singleton Park, a 10 minute walk from the modern city center. It is also just a few miles away from the beautiful cliffs and beaches of the Gower Peninsula and the nearby city of Mumbles. Mumbles, once an old fishing village, is now a center for sailing, water skiing, and watersurfing. This section has a lively nightlife and is a popular choice with students who want to live in flats. The south coast of the Gower Peninsula is a beautiful display of broad bays and sheltered coves, divided by naturally rugged limestone cliffs.
The City Center offers a modern shopping center, a cinema complex, and a variety of pubs and clubs, which are just a short walk from the spectacular curve of Swansea Bay. In the heart of the city is a traditional covered market, providing an abundance of fresh foods and delicacies. Every autumn, the Grand Theater and Brangwyn Hall host the Swansea Festival, celebrating the city.
University at Buffalo students may select courses in various academic departments at Swansea. Academic majors include:
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Health Sciences
• Legal Studies
• Media & Communication
• Medical Sciences
• Political Science
• Social Work
• Sports Science
University at Buffalo students will take 60 UK credits per semester (3 to 5 courses) in order to earn full UB credit. Courses, called modules, are offered in three terms: Semester 1 (TB1 - Fall), Semester 2 (TB2 - Spring), and TB1+TB2 (Academic Year). Students who study at Swansea University for only one semester cannot choose TB1+TB2/Academic Year modules.
Please visit the Swansea University online module catalogue for more information on available modules.
Students are encouraged to select level 1 or level 2 modules. However, it is possible to enroll in level 3 modules if students have a sound background in that subject area and meet the pre-requisites. Students should not select level M modules as these are graduate modules and are not open to visiting/exchange students. Some modules are not available to exchange/visiting students, please see the module catalog for more information. Please reference the credit conversion chart below to learn how credits earned at Swansea University will convert to UB credits:
University at Buffalo students will receive assistance in finding accommodation from Swansea Residential Services. Rooms are available in University Residences as well as University managed flats and houses in Swansea. To learn more about housing options, please visit the Swansea Residence Services website.
On-campus housing options are available on both the Singleton Park Campus and the Bay Campus.
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.
UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.
Fall – Semester 1: Late September-Late January*
Holiday Recess: Mid December-Early January (3 weeks)
Final Exams: Early-Late January
Spring Semester: Late January-Mid June
Holiday Recess: Late March-Mid April (3 weeks)
Final Exams: Late May-Mid June
*Students studying at Swansea University for Semester 1 (Fall) only may be able to make arrangements to sit for final exams in mid-December, depending on course of study. Students taking courses from the following majors will be required to stay through late January to sit for final exams: Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, and Geography.
Fall Semester and Academic Year: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the Swansea University website.