Swansea University

Swansea University (Welsh: Prifysgol Abertawe) is a university located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. Swansea University was chartered as University College of Swansea in 1920, as the fourth college of the University of Wales. In 1996, it changed its name to the University of Wales Swansea following structural changes within the University of Wales. The new title of Swansea University was formally adopted on 1 September 2007 when the University of Wales became a non-membership confederal institution and the former members became universities in their own right. It is the third largest university in Wales in terms of number of students. The university campus is located next to the coast at the north of Swansea Bay, east of the Gower Peninsula, in the grounds of Singleton Park, just outside Swansea city centre. Swansea was granted its own degree-awarding powers in 2005 in preparation for possible changes within the University of Wales.

Address
Singleton Park Campus: Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP Wales, UK Bay Campus: Swansea University Fabian Way Crymlyn Burrows Swansea SA1 8EN Wales, UK
Website
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/
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Ecology

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Materials Science

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Cell & Microbiology

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Economics & Business

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