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  • Locations: Swansea, Wales, Britain;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Partner Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UK applicants only
  • Program Cost and Budget: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

UK Exchange: Swansea University 

Swansea, Wales, Britain

Two scholarships of $2000 each are available to UK students participating in this exchange in fall 2019, academic year 2019-20, or spring 2020
Contact UKEA Exchanges Coordinator Laurence Tuccori for details on terms and conditions

Program Overview

Founded in 1920, Swansea University is a UK top 30 research institution serving 16,000 students and 2,510 staff. Situated in the city of Swansea in South Wales, the University is set across the road from Swansea Bay in the grounds of the beautiful Singleton Park and is a 10 minute walk from the modern city centre. It is also just a few miles away from the beautiful unspoilt cliffs and beaches of the Gower Peninsula.

Since 2015 Swansea University has been a dual campus university, with the College of Engineering and School of Management housed on the new Bay Campus. This campus boasts a state of the art library and resource centre, the students’ union, facilities, meeting rooms, lecture theatres, and a cafe offering magnificent views across the Swansea bay towards Gower and Baglan Bay.

All classes for Swansea's Colleges of Arts & Humanities, Science, Human & Health Science, and Law are taught on the Singleton Park campus.
It is possible to take classes on both campuses but you will need to allow for travel time between the two locations.
 
Swansea University operates on the trimester system. For exchange purposes;
Michaelmas Term = fall semester.
Lent & Summer Terms = spring semester (UK students must participate for both terms). 

Find out what other international exchange students have to say about studying at Swansea.

Chad's Swansea exchange experience.

Which courses can I take at Swansea University?
At Swansea courses are called modules. Explore the Swansea University online Module Catalogue to learn more about their module (course) offerings.

Swansea encourages exchange students to select Year 1 (HE level 4) or Year 2 (HE level 5) modules. It is possible to enroll in Year 3 (HE level 6) modules if you have the necessary pre-requisites. M modules are for graduate students only and are not available to exchange students.

Modules labelled TB1+TB2 are for the full academic year and are not available to students studying for one semester.
TB1 = Teaching Block 1 = fall semester.
TB2 = Teaching Block 2 = spring semester

Module selection is not confirmed until after arrival at Swansea. You will enroll in your classes AFTER arrival at Swansea.

IMPORTANT! IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO GO ON EXCHANGE TO SWANSEA FOR FALL SEMESTER ONLY
Semester 1 (TB1) modules/courses in the following subject areas: Biological Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Business and Geography are all assessed by examination in January and students are required to be present in Swansea for these. However, students should always check with the method of assessment before selecting their modules.
Subjects outside of the above areas may offer alternative assessment in Semester 1 (TB1) only. Students must speak to their home department College/School Office at the beginning of their period of study to ask if this is an option

A typical semester load is up to 60 Swansea credits. Most modules are 10, 15 or 20 credits.
10 Swansea credits = 3 US credits.
20 Swansea credits = 6 US credits.
60 Swansea credits = 18 US credits


Highlights

  • A wide range of courses available in the arts, humanities, science, engineering, business, social sciences
  • The closest university campus to a beach in the world
  • Excellent public transport links to Cardiff, London and other major UK cities


Eligibility
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines. 
Students must possess a valid passport at the time of application to this program.

Required Applications
2 | UK Education Abroad & Exchange University
Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator on how to access the Exchange University application AFTER their UK application has been approved.
Early application is recommended as places may fill before the official application deadline.


For More Info, Contact:
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator, laurence.tuccori@uky.edu.

 

Academic Credit

Students will earn transfer credit from Swansea University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Swansea University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.

  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.

 

Housing & Meals

Accommodation is available in university residences, university managed flats and private housing in Swansea. You will be able to apply for accommodation once you have been officially admitted by Swansea. For more information visit Swansea University's accommodation website.

Take a video tour of Swansea's student accommodation.

Student Life
Swansea University has a strong campus-based student community with many clubs and societies. Learn more on the Student Union website.


 

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
 

 

 
 



This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.