College of Human and Health Sciences


Why Choose Swansea University?

Excellent rankings
Swansea is climbing league tables year after year. Ranked the top university in Wales in The Guardian’s 2019 “University Guide,” the University also scores high for graduate prospects and student satisfaction. Swansea University was awarded a gold rating in the recent UK Teaching Excellence Framework and five stars for excellence in the global QS Stars quality assessment, placing the University amongst other world-leading institutions such as Harvard and Oxford. Our Department of Nursing was also ranked in the top 100 in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2018.

Beautiful location and interesting culture
Swansea University’s Singleton campus is set in parkland on the beautiful coastline of Swansea Bay, creating a perfect environment to live and study. The campus is in easy reach of Swansea’s city centre too. Likened to a “college town,” Swansea is modern and cosmopolitan with its waterfront development, café quarters, and a thriving student population. Swansea is also steeped in tradition, culture, and character, located close to some of the most beautiful coastline in Europe.

University accommodation
Swansea University can guarantee you a place in one of our residencies if you apply by the specified deadline for the guarantee. With a full range of accommodations to suit your budget and needs, our Residential Services team can ensure you choose the accommodation that is perfect for you.

A student community
As a Swansea University student, you are immediately part of the Students’ Union’s vibrant and diverse 17,000+ student membership. The Union will make sure you get the most out of your education and enjoy every aspect of university life, whether it’s meeting people at events or Union-supported venues or getting involved in one of its 50 sports clubs or 120 societies.

A forerunner in meeting human and health science demands, Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences offers a range of bachelor’s, master’s, and research degrees in fields including health care, social care, social policy, psychology, children and young people, and gerontology and ageing. 

Excellent employability prospects
Joining over 4,000 students from around the world, you’ll have the chance to study and gain practical experience during your stay in Swansea. With established and reputable links with the National Health Service, Social Services, and many private-sector companies, you will experience one of the world’s largest health care systems along with a variety of British businesses and charities. The University’s top 15 graduate prospect ranking (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018) demonstrates our commitment to our students’ futures. After completing our courses, many of our graduates go on to make a huge difference in people’s lives. From health care professionals to researchers, we help shape incredible individuals who go on to be success stories in their own right.

Accredited programmes
Our connections and collaborations ensure that your studies will be led by staff with relevant expertise and qualifications and that our teaching meets employer needs. Many of our programmes are accredited, approved, or have support from established external organisations such as the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the British Association of Therapeutic Playwork (BATP), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Investing in your future
Through continuous investment in research infrastructure and facilities, and with expanding staffing levels, every department at the College of Human and Health Sciences offers an exceptional student experience while being well positioned to further strengthen its research excellence. Our cutting-edge research is consistently rated as being of the highest quality, with almost 80% of our research ranked as world leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our researchers in Ageing Studies, Social Work, and Social Care achieved the highest ranking in Wales for the originality, significance, and rigour of their research.

Focus on Psychology
Encompassed within a thriving research environment that enthuses academic staff, research officers, and students alike, the Psychology Department has achieved international acclaim for the significance and quality of its research in areas such as psychopharmacology, nutrition, human performance, sleep, and cognitive and clinical neuroscience. In fact, the Psychology Department achieved a 100% 4* Research Impact ranking for Psychology in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

With research demonstrating outstanding quality in originality, significance, and rigour, students in our taught programmes (BSc in Psychology, MSc in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, and MSc in Research Methods in Psychology) can be assured that teaching is informed by the latest findings. Meanwhile, Research students will find themselves immersed in the dynamic and supportive research culture needed for their studies.

Top-class teaching environments
The College has state-of-the-art research facilities, from clinical practice rooms to specialist psychology labs, including a high-density EEG suite; a fully fitted sleep laboratory; a social observation suite; eye-tracking, psychophysiological, tDCS, and conditioning labs; a lifespan lab and baby room; and over 20 all-purpose research rooms. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing Academy provides world-class teaching and learning opportunities for its students, with the aim of maximising benefits to the wider community.