Swansea University 2022 Postgraduate Prospectus

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(QS World University Rankings 2021) 13 90 % (Research Excellence Framework REF 2014) 25 UNIVERSITY (The Guardian University Guide 2021) 25 NIVERSITY

OF OUR RESEARCH IS INTERNATIONALLY LEADING

SUBJECTS RANKED

(The Guardian University Guide 2021)

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RESEARCH AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY CHOOSING A POSTGRADUATE DEGREE UNDERGRADUATE TO POSTGRADUATE YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED MAKING A DIFFERENCE JOIN OUR OUTSTANDING ALUMNI SWANSEA AND THE REGION WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY CAMPUS MAPS ACCOMMODATION FUNDING YOUR STUDIES CAREERS, SKILLS AND EMPLOYABILITY STUDY AND WORK ABROAD WELSH-MEDIUM OPPORTUNITIES STUDENTS’ UNION SPORT FACILITIES STUDENT SUPPORT AND WELFARE SUPPORTING YOUR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

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Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle

Our University has evolved greatly over the years, but our values remain strong and constant. In these incredibly challenging times, our students remain our priority. We have invested heavily in student safety and welfare, including financial support, as well as maintaining the high quality of teaching and research opportunities that we offer. We are a true community; we value our people and appreciate that the significant input of our postgraduate students contributes to our success. Research and innovation are at the heart of the Swansea experience and feed directly into the quality of our teaching. In this prospectus you will see many references to the real-world impact of our research, from sustainable manufacturing to pain-free vaccines. We welcome fresh perspectives, and you will receive all the support you need, both directly

from our dedicated staff and through access to our outstanding resources, to achieve your ambitions and to enrich our research environment. Swansea is ranked in the UK Top 10 in the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards Postgraduate category, a clear recommendation by those whose view matters most. We are in the top 30 in two of the three main UK league tables – the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide – and continue to climb the international QS rankings. My first academic role was as a young lecturer here, and I can personally say that the quality of the education and nurturing environment is still hard to match elsewhere. I hope my faith in our University is clear, but please don’t just take my word for it – book a place at one of our open days to find out more.

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From making greener, cleaner steel; turning plastics into hydrogen; improving the health of the population; preserving ancient monuments, to; challenging and shaping policy around fairness and equality and ensuring the safety of individuals and communities across the world; our research helps prevent, combat, and reverse the global challenges of today. Swansea University boasts interdisciplinary research across all areas, encouraging original thinking and collaborative working to create innovative outcomes. You can help change the world and overcome global challenges at Swansea University, by working with world-renowned academics, using leading research facilities, and collaborating with global businesses, partnerships and academics.

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RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

(Research Excellence Framework REF 2014) 90 % OF OUR RESEARCH IS INTERNATIONALLY LEADING (Research Excellence Framework REF 2014)

How Research at Swansea University has been making a difference

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Our research informs global health policies and enables innovation of devices, services, and diagnoses to promote good health and wellbeing. And with close proximity to NHS Wales facilities and staff, our researchers are able to take full advantage of state-of-the-art facilities and interdisciplinary expertise. Our world class research works to improve regulation, testing and understanding of nanoparticles enhanced by the presence of the multi-million pound

interdisciplinary Centre for Nanohealth. The SAIL databank allows us to link and analyse data from multiple sources and is a safe haven for billions of person-based records, which enables researchers to answer important questions for the benefit of society. Our research is translational, taking ideas and insights from research bench, to patient bedside, and back again. We innovate new ways to treat and prevent diseases, reverse stigmas, and decrease pressures on the NHS.

WE ARE INNOVATING IN HEALTH DIAGNOSIS, PROCEDURES, AND DEVICES

swansea.ac.uk/research /research-highlights/health-innovation/

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WE ARE CREATING INNOVATION IN STEEL AND THE STEEL MAKING PROCESS

Our research into steel has led to the development of lighter, greener, smarter steel and a cleaner production process, helping to combat climate emergency issues. Our multi-million pound campus, home to projects such as SPECIFIC and close to industry partners Tata Steel, enables us to work across disciplines to create and develop solutions to combat the climate emergency. swansea.ac.uk/research/research-highlights/ steel-innovation/

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WE ARE FINDING WAYS TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE WORLD FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Our research is focused on governance, protection of SMBs (Small Medium Businesses), human rights and criminal justice. We work in collaboration with each other; a range of individuals in academic institutions and other government, intergovernmental and non- governmental organisations. Our research is facilitated by research groups and centres such as the Cyber Threats Research Centre, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Observatory on Human Rights for Children and Governance and Human Rights Research Group.

swansea.ac.uk/research/research-highlights/ justice-equality/

We recognise the global challenges which we all face.

From running the UK’s largest seagrass restoration project, to flying high with condors in Argentina with SLAM (Swansea Lab for Animal Movement) to advancing the understanding of iceberg calving in Antarctica and creating buildings that harness and store its own energy. Our passionate academic community are working to combat the effects of the climate emergency for the future.

WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO SOCIETY, PROTECTING PEOPLE, AND ENSURING EQUALITY

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Our research puts people at the centre of technological advancements. We create safer digital environments which integrate and enhance human lifestyles. Our research includes a focus on accessibility for sensory impaired users; developing digital platforms to encourage political engagement; keeping children safe online and combating abuses of online media. In everything we do, we seek to enhance individual empowerment in realising the potential of digital technology. swansea.ac.uk/research /research-highlights/digital-futures/

WE ARE PUTTING

HUMANS AT THE CENTRE OF DIGITAL ADVANCEMENTS

WE ARE HELPING INDUSTRY

Working in collaboration with partners and experts in their field, our researchers are able to streamline and improve productivity in manufacturing processes, reducing waste, saving energy and money. Home to projects such as ASTUTE which enables greater levels of business innovation in manufacturing and with world famous centres of excellence such as the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, we are helping industry to be more sustainable. swansea.ac.uk/research/research-highlights/ smart-manufacturing

TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE

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WE ARE BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER, PRESERVING HISTORY, AND INFLUENCING POLICY

We are working with local and global communities to preserve history, influence policy and encourage open and nurturing cultures. From protecting cultural heritage sites; to informing and improving education policy; to promoting better understanding of the role of digital media in contemporary life, our research engages with key issues and problems. We are deeply committed to high quality research which is intellectually innovative as well as having real world impact. Our research centres such as the Centre for Digital Arts and Humanities, Language Research Centre, Global Drugs Policy Observatory enable us to fulfil our ambition to create an equal, safe, and sustainable world built on respect and understanding. swansea.ac.uk/research/research-highlights/ culture-communication-heritage/

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YOUR

STUDY OPTIONS

POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT DEGREES Postgraduate taught degrees are academically more demanding than undergraduate programmes. They require a higher level of self-directed learning and are awarded to students who demonstrate advanced understanding of a particular subject. Master’s degrees are delivered through a combination of taught modules and assessed coursework, and there is an expectation that students will complete an in-depth research project or dissertation.

Taught master’s degrees are generally modular in structure, meaning that students follow a series of modules worth a total of 180 credits.120 credits are gained from taught modules, and 60 credits from the dissertation. Taught master’s programmes often include research and methodology skills courses and specific departmental training courses, which are essential for students at master’s level and those wishing to go onto higher degrees. Additional specialised training courses are also available during the academic year.

To qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma, students must pursue 120 credits, or 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate. (Specific regulations apply – please note that not all programmes offer these exit qualifications.) CHOOSING A PROGRAMME The University offers a range of postgraduate taught degrees, including the MA, MSc, and LLM. You can pursue a postgraduate course in the same subject as your undergraduate degree or, in many cases, outside it.

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IS A POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT DEGREE RIGHT FOR ME? Yes, if you want to: • Enhance your career prospects • Acquire new and specialised skills • Prepare for a research degree • Develop your subject knowledge of your first degree subject • Study an entirely new subject CAN I STUDY PART-TIME? Master’s, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates can normally be studied on a full-time or part-time basis in a wide variety of subject areas. You are encouraged to contact the academic department in question before applying. Look out for the PT symbol on the course pages. CONVERSION COURSES If you want to change the direction of your studies or career path, you have the option as a postgraduate student to move away from the area you studied at undergraduate level by studying a conversion course. These courses allow graduates of any subject area to study a postgraduate master’s course without any previous relevant qualifications. We have a diverse selection of conversion courses available in finance, science, engineering, health science, medicine, law, business management and arts and humanities.

ASSESSMENT THROUGH THE

MEDIUM OF WELSH You may present research work in the Welsh language if your supervisors are able to oversee work through the medium of Welsh.

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POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEGREES Research degrees are academically rigorous programmes that require in-depth study of a topic for a sustained period of time. The award of a doctorate or other research degree recognises the commitment of successful candidates, the high-level skills they have gained, and their ability to present original research that furthers understanding of the subject matter.

CHOOSING A RESEARCH TOPIC Research degrees, especially

As a research student, you will normally undertake some training in research methods before embarking on your programme of research. You will have an academic supervisor who will advise and support the direction of your research for the duration of the degree, and a co-supervisor will provide additional support as required.

at MPhil and PhD level, are very different from undergraduate and taught master’s programmes as there is no defined list of courses to choose from. MPhil and PhD degrees can be pursued on any academic topic, as long as the faculty you are applying to has the expertise to guide and supervise your study. s wansea.ac.uk/postgraduate /research

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MPhil: May be completed in two to three years’ full-time study (four to five years part-time). Candidates are required to submit a thesis of up to 60,000 words and assessment is in the form of an oral examination (viva). Subject to academic requirement, there may be opportunities for students to upgrade from MPhil to PhD during the course of their studies. MA/MSc by Research: Typically one year full-time, two to three years part-time. This is an individual research project written up into a thesis of 30,000 words. MRes: The aim of the MRes (Master of Research) is to provide relevant training to acquire the

Once you have identified a topic area within which you would like to work, we recommend that you submit a research proposal and discuss this with an Admissions Tutor for the subject area before making an application. Directory of Expertise available via: Find out more about the range of university, faculty and student research communities you c get nvolved with as a postgraduate research student: swansea.ac.uk/research/ research-with-us/ postgraduate-research IS A RESEARCH DEGREE RIGHT FOR ME? Yes, if you want to: • Pursue a career in academia or research. • E xplore an individual topic in depth. • Acquire extensive and specialised research skills. • Enhance your career prospects. HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? The Postgraduate Admissions Office is happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. For further information please email:  pgradmissions@ swansea.ac.uk

Even if you have a more developed research proposal in mind, we recommend that you approach the relevant Admissions Tutor for advice. Applicants are partnered with potential supervisors at an early stage. This is vital to ensure: • That you receive the advice and guidance you need to decide whether or not a research degree at Swansea University is right for you. • That the supervisor is enthused and motivated by the topic. • That you move smoothly into an appropriate research group (where applicable). • That you complete and write up your research within the required timeframe. WHICH RESEARCH DEGREE? The University offers a number of research degrees, including: PhD: PhD students undertake supervised research over three to four years full-time or six to seven years part-time. Research is then presented in the form of a thesis of not more than 100,000 words. The thesis must demonstrate the student’s capacity to pursue original research and should represent a distinct and significant contribution to the subject. The first year of registration for a PhD is a period of official probation, requiring departmental assessment before the candidate is allowed to proceed.

knowledge, techniques and understanding needed for a professional career, or for

progression to higher academic studies, normally a PhD. The MRes is achieved through a combination of taught modules (worth 60 credits) and a research thesis which presents the outcome of a significant research project (worth 120 credits). DBA: The Management DBA typically is a four year, part-time programme, consisting of six modules, plus a thesis. Each module is structured around a three-day intensive teaching block, plus a variety of online support from the teaching teams and doctoral supervisors. EdD: The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) offers students the opportunity to approach issues in education in a professional and critical manner at doctoral level. (For course information - see page 102).

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EngD: The Engineering Doctorate prepares Engineering students for research and technology leadership careers in industry and is fully supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The EngD is a four year scheme consisting of one year of taught modules followed by an industry-linked research project. MD: In addition to the PhD, the Medical School offers the postgraduate degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) through supervised research within individual research groups. DProf: Typically four years full-time, six years part-time, a Professional Doctorate is a research degree structured around a particular area of professional practice. You will follow a programme of directed study, including periods of approved professional/industrial

recognition of our commitment to support the career development of research staff. We recognise the crucial contribution that research staff

practice and training, together with a programme of research. Assessment includes a thesis of up to 80,000 words. The degree ensures that the candidate’s profession and workplace interconnect throughout the whole programme, so that research conducted is relevant to their own practice and workplace. CAN I STUDY PART-TIME? Part-time study is possible for UK and international students*, but you are encouraged to contact the academic department in question before applying. Look out for the PT symbol on the course pages. *Please visit our website for conditions. HR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARD Swansea University proudly holds the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award in

make to our internationally excellent and world-leading research. The success of our research staff underpins our

ambition which will drive forward research quality, create a suitable environment for research to flourish, whilst ensuring that the impact of our research is maximised. To this end, we are committed to providing a genuinely supportive environment and culture, where researchers can thrive both professionally and personally.

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TO THE COURSES SECTION

Abbreviat ions and symbols you wi l l f ind:

DEGREE TYPES

KEY

DBA Doctor of Business Administration DProf The Doctor of Professional Studies is for advanced practitioners. With

FT – Full-time study

– January intake available. All programmes listed on the course pages have an October start date. Those with an additional January intake available will be indicated with this symbol. All Postgraduate Research programmes (excluding EngD and MRes) have October, January, April and July start dates.

the successful completion of the examination you will achieve a doctorate and can be addressed as Doctor.

EdD

Doctorate in Education Engineering Doctorate

EngD

LLM MA

Master of Laws Master of Arts

PT – Part-time study

MBA

Master of Business Administration

MD Doctor of Medicine MEng Master of Engineering MPhil Master of Philosophy MRes Master of Research MSc Master of Science PGCert Postgraduate Certificate PGDip Postgraduate Diploma PhD

– International students pathway route available

WHERE YOU'LL STUDY

Doctorate of Philosophy. A PhD is the doctorate-level degree granted in a variety of different disciplines.

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UNDERGRAD TO

Many members of our four thousand-strong postgraduate community are former undergraduate students who enjoyed their time in Swansea so much, they chose to stay! There’s lots of benefits to staying with us in Swansea to study your postgraduate degree: 1. You’ll already be familiar with the University, its campuses and surrounding areas. 2. Having already studied with us, you’ll know all the best places to live, study, eat or relax! 3. You’ll still be able to access the extensive range of services offered by departments such as the Swansea Employability Academy, Centre for Academic Success and MyUniHub. 4.You may already know several of your postgraduate course-mates, and you may even be able to continue living with former flat-mates. 5. Swansea’s range of conversion courses allow you to study for your postgraduate degree in a completely new subject area. 6. If you choose to study in the same subject area, you can continue to build on your working relationship with academic lecturers and mentors, further developing your specialist knowledge. 7. As a current Swansea student, you’ll complete a much shorter application form for your chosen postgraduate course.

BECKY GREENWAY MA International Journalism student “I chose to complete my master’s degree at Swansea University because of the wonderful experience I had studying my undergrad degree here. Also, an important factor to me when deciding where to do my postgraduate course was employability and Swansea is known for its dedication to student employability. The biggest difference between my undergraduate and postgraduate experiences would be the level of difficulty at the higher level. However, at Swansea there is always help available to you from your lecturers, supervisors, library staff, and others who help you feel supported throughout your studies. My advice for undergraduates currently studying at Swansea who are thinking about staying on for their postgraduate would be to attend a Postgraduate Open Day to find out more about courses and opportunities available to Swansea postgraduate students”.

Some of our current students share their experiences of transitioning from undergraduate to postgraduate study:

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HYWEL EVANS MPhys Physics graduate

“I finished my MPhys Physics integrated master’s degree and decided to stay in Swansea for a PhD working in an antimatter laboratory. I was successful in obtaining a bursary which funded my studies and worked as a Postgraduate Demonstrator for teaching experience, which also brought in additional funds. Being a postgraduate researcher is similar to being in employment and required more time commitment than my undergraduate studies and it’s good preparation for full-time employment. I have learnt a lot of practical skills, alongside presenting to specialists at conferences around the world (Belfast, Dundee, Geneva and Belgrade). This has improved my abilities and helped me to be successful at job interviews for when I’m finished. Swansea University had all the tools I needed to succeed academically and is so close to great parks and beaches – I didn’t want to study anywhere else”.

HOPE HENRY Applied Medical Sciences graduate “Following my undergraduate degree at Swansea in Applied Medical Sciences, staying to study Graduate Entry Medicine seemed like my natural next step. During my undergrad, Swansea has been incredible, with such a friendly community of staff and students and with access to a plethora of support services and social opportunities, including societies and volunteering. Swansea University also has such stunning surroundings with gorgeous beaches on our doorstep that really are second to none, especially with the close proximity to the Mumbles, Three Cliffs Bay and the Langland, Caswell and Bracelet bays. Swansea sports a great student life, encouraging balancing academia with exploring its idyllic settings and excellent nightlife, which coupled with the Medical School’s incredible reputation had me sold for another four years. Staying at Swansea was a no brainer. I love it here and it feels like home so why would I want to go anywhere else ? ”

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YOUR QUESTIONS

As our situation as a university evolves, we will be sure to keep you up-to-date with helpful information accessed through our Q&A guide: swansea.ac.uk/about-us/coronavirus/faq-visitors You can also chat online with one of our friendly student ambassadors: swansea.ac.uk/study/student-life/ambassador-chat or get in touch with us directly: study@swansea.ac.uk +44 (0)1792 295111

Swansea University has consistently ranked highly for Student Satisfaction, and your teaching, learning and overall student experience is a priority for us. Along with every university, we are employing new ways of teaching and learning to give you the best possible experience, but we understand that now, more than ever, you will feel apprehensive, and have many questions about how we have adapted at Swansea.

Q: What will teaching

and learning look like ? Q: What student facilities will be available ? Q: What mental health support is available to students ? Q:  Can I access study spaces and resources ? Q: Can I play sport ? Q: What additional digital resources are available to me ?

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Q: H ow will I be taught? Our commitment to you is to provide you with the highest quality teaching and the best possible teaching experience. We’re proud to provide an outstanding learning experience and are championing blended learning here at Swansea University, which includes the use of online/e-learning technologies to complement, support and enhance traditional face-to-face teaching. Whether teaching is delivered online or in person, we will ensure you have the opportunity to get to know your academics well, and to engage in lively discussions with your peers to deepen your knowledge and further your understanding. We intend our adapted approach to teaching and learning to enhance your student experience, providing you with greater flexibility, while still retaining all the quality you expect from a university education. Detailed information and updates about the start of term will be communicated to applicants directly. For specific enquiries, please get in touch: study@swansea.ac.uk

Q: How will postgraduate research be affected? We recognise that the coronavirus outbreak is unprecedented and are therefore implementing measures to support postgraduate research students. The University has worked to ensure that the current situation has as little impact as possible on your study and research, with supervision, assessment and progression provided online (including Viva examinations, thesis submission and confirmation of candidature). We are monitoring the situation so please check this website regularly to keep up to date with the latest advice. For student related queries, please email:

Q: W hat will student life be like? You will have the opportunity to meet people on your course, in your student accommodation and to make friends at the various activities that will be put on by the Students’ Union in the first few weeks. The student-led societies are a great way to meet people with a shared interest and they have been innovative and creative in their response to the current situation. Check out Swansea University and Swansea Uni Students’ Union social media channels and student takeovers to see what student life has been like for students this year:

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postgraduate-research@swansea.ac.uk myuni.swansea.ac.uk/coronavirus-student- faqs/faq-postgraduate-research-student/

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The information contained in this Q&A is an overview of information known to the University as of summer 2021. Information within this Q&A may be subject to change due to factors outside the reasonable control of the University. Any significant change to the information within this Q&A will be communicated to prospective students as soon as it is possible to do so. Prior to making an application, or accepting any University offer, please refer to the most up-to-date available information on the Swansea University website: swansea.ac.uk/about-us/coronavirus/faq-visitors

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MAKING A

STUDENT MATT SAYS COVID-19 TAUGHT HIM WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE A NURSE

Matt was recently awarded ‘Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year’ in the prestigious Nursing Times (2020 Awards).

Swansea University was founded in 1920 to respond to the needs of our local and wider community, through research, through innovation: making a difference has been part of our culture for over 100 years. Recent events have had a great impact on us all, but we believe there is much we have learnt from our situation, and many positive outcomes. We have discovered that we are able to adapt – not just sufficiently, but incredibly well – to new ways of studying, working, and living. We have discovered also how resilient we are to change, and we have had the opportunity to implement many flexible practices at the University that we believe are for the better, for our students and for our entire university community. We are excited to see what the future holds, and we are entirely committed to making the Swansea University experience a positive and rewarding one for all our students.

Over 1000 students from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science volunteered to help health service colleagues during the pandemic: • Final year medical students were inducted as doctors after the General Medical Council offered early provisional registration • 662 nursing students were placed within health boards • The entire third year of the

University’s midwifery degree assisted qualified midwives

• At least 101 paramedic students signed up to work with the Welsh Ambulance Service

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DISCOVERY CHARITY AWARDED funding to assist in COVID-19 pandemic.

HELP WITH GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH to find ways of improving recovery from COVID-19. Using this small, handheld device, we can specifically target breathing muscles to make them stronger.

‘DISCOVERY’ is a Swansea University student-led charity that manages a wide range of volunteering projects. Our projects aim to enrich the lives of disadvantaged people across Swansea and work with different community members, whether it’s children and young people, individuals with additional needs, refugee and asylum seeker families or older people. We have a wide range of projects you can get involved with to help make a difference, learn new skills and meet new friends along the way. swansea.ac.uk/discovery

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY TO ADMINISTER VACCINES t hrough microneedle skin patches is being tested at Swansea University.

MEET GAIL: A SWANSEA UNIVERSITY ‘DISCOVERY’ STUDENT VOLUNTEER

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JOIN OUR OUTSTANDING

At Swansea University we are extremely proud of our graduates. When you study with us, you’ll join the thousands of alumni who have used their experiences at Swansea to make their mark on the world. Many have gone on to achieve great success in their careers, becoming business leaders, sporting champions, undertaking ground-breaking research, or finding their place in the limelight. Here we share some of their inspirational stories.

RAWAN TAHA , MSc Public Health and Health Promotion. Class of 2018. EIRA FRANCIS DAVIES SCHOLAR. HUMANI TARIAN AFFAIRS FELLOW. CL IMATE CHANGE COMBATANT. “As a young scholarly African woman, I was looking for a university that provided opportunities for young leaders like myself. My advice to current students is to use university time to become beyond your degree, beyond your thesis and beyond your transcripts. Only then will you be able to get a job and live a life that is beyond your expectations”. swansea.ac.uk/alumni/alumni-profiles /rawan-taha

KATE MCMURDO, LLM Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting. Class of 2019. DISABI L I TY RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER. EDUCAT ION ACT IVIST. SUPERMUM. “I realised that if I wanted to change things and really challenge the system, I needed to understand the law and be a part of the change that I wanted to see. I thought that if I trained to become a barrister, perhaps I could advocate for families facing injustice and discrimination”. swansea.ac.uk/alumni/alumni-profiles/ kate-mcmurdo

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DAVID SMITH, MEng Aerospace Engineering. Class of 2014. PARALYMPIAN.

“I wanted to study Aerospace Engineering and the staff around the course, the general atmosphere and the beach were the main draw. Some of my favourite memories include the study trips that involved flying like the flying lab at Cranfield or flying around the Gower.” Receiving his first Paralympic gold just before fresher’s week, World and Paralympic Champion, David aims to dominate in the sport of Boccia and won his fifth Paralympic medal at Tokyo 2021. swansea.ac.uk/alumni/alumni-profiles/david-smith

ALEX RUDDY, Graduate Entry Medicine. Class of 2019. STEPS UP TO WORK AS A FRONTLINE MEDIC DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. “The prospect of beginning my career as a doctor a few months early filled me with a sense of nervous duty. We have trained for this moment for the past four years – and have been working towards it for much longer – and above the sense of personal fear or anxiety I think we are all eager to apply ourselves to this crisis and help our NHS at this time of immense need”. swansea.ac.uk/centenary2020/century-of-inspiring-people /alex-ruddy

swansea.ac.uk/alumni/alumni-profiles See more alumni stories on our website:

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GET TO KNOW

ON YOUR DOORSTEP On the Gower Peninsula you can unwind in the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, relax on award-winning beaches and explore unspoilt countryside, with the Brecon Beacons National Park just a 30 minute drive away. The region has some of the UK’s best locations for coastal path walks, surfing, cycling, watersports, rock climbing and golf; for the adventure sport enthusiast to the lazy walk on the beach, there’s something for everyone. MUMBLES Birthplace of Catherine Zeta-Jones, the quaint village of Mumbles is host to a great variety of shops, cafés, wine bars, pubs and restaurants. Take a stroll and enjoy an ice cream at one of the many parlours dotted along the promenade or grab a bite to eat at one of the seafront cafés or restaurants overlooking Swansea Bay. SHOPPING Shop big high street names as well as independent boutiques, specialist shops and traditional arcades. You can visit designer boutiques in Mumbles, shop vintage outlets in Uplands or pick up a bargain in Wales’ largest indoor market in the heart of the city.

Brecon Beacons, Wales

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ARTS Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is widely recognised as the city’s premier venue for art exhibitions. All national museums and art galleries in Wales are free to enter, so you can soak up our history and join one of the many trips organised by Swansea University’s Students’ Union. THE TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE The Taliesin Arts Centre sits at the heart of the Singleton Park Campus and hosts regular productions, mainstream and alternative cinema screenings, a restaurant, bar, and the award-winning Egypt Centre, home to a collection of over 5,000 Egyptian antiquities. MUSIC & FESTIVALS Wales is famed as the ‘land of song’ and as a student at Swansea University you won’t be disappointed by the range of music on offer across the city! Swansea boasts a huge variety of music venues and plays host to a number of music festivals and events throughout the year. The brand new Swansea music arena is due to open in the autumn/winter of 2021. ENTERTAINMENT

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I do like a good market, and I am lucky that where I live in the Uplands, we have a monthly market where local growers, producers, farmers and caterers sell their wares. This is a cute little market, so if like me you love food and trinkets give it a visit!

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HOME OF DYLAN THOMAS Swansea’s most famous son, Dylan Thomas, said: “Swansea is still the best” and the poet’s legacy can be found throughout the city from cafes to pubs and parks.

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Find out more from our current and recently graduated postgraduate students who share their own experiences of both academic and student life here at Swansea Uni. Watch our student videos, listen to our podcasts and follow our social media channels for useful tips on everything from: life after your undergraduate degree, to the ‘Three Minute Thesis’, and what it’s like to live in Swansea.

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ACADEMI HYWEL TEIFI FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FACULTY OF MEDICINE, HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (BIOSCIENCES, CHEMISTRY, GEOGRAPHY, PHYSICS) FULTON HOUSE Students’ Union bar, nightclub, shops,

supermarket, zero waste shop, food outlets (including vegan) MYUNIHUB

Your one-stop-shop offering information and guidance on any aspect of student life; from finances, to course-load, to housing SINGLETON PARK LIBRARY STUDENT ACCOMMODATION STUDENTS’ UNION SWANSEA BAY SPORTS PARK TALIESIN ARTS & EGYPT CENTRE 24HR BUS (term-time) Approximately 20 minutes to Bay campus, 10 minutes to city centre

(Guardian People & Planet University league 2019) 0 (2020)

OTHER FACILITIES: • Chaplaincy • Dentist/Doctors

• Launderette • Mosque

GREENEST UNIVERSITY

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BAY LIBRARY FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT) FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDRY – COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS)

CITY CENTRE 15 MINUTE BUS RIDE, 5KM

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MY UNIHUB

Your one-stop-shop offering information and guidance on any aspect of student life; from finances, to course-load, to housing STUDENT ACCOMMODATION STUDENTS’ UNION, Tafarn Tawe THE COLLEGE THE CORE, FOOD COURT THE GREAT HALL 24HR BUS (term-time) Approximately 20 minutes to Singleton campus, 15 minutes to city centre

OTHER FACILITIES: • Coffeeopolis coffee shop • Faith space • Gym and sports facilities

• Launderette • Supermarket

V I RTUAL TOUR

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BEACHFRONT LOCATION

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MAKE YOURSELF

LIVING IN THE STUDENT VILLAGE*

As a postgraduate student joining the Swansea University community, we want to help you find a place you can call home. Postgraduate accommodation is provided at four residences: Bay Campus, Singleton Park Campus, Beck House in the nearby Uplands area, and at Hendrefoelan Student Village. Tenancies are mainly offered on a fixed, 51-week basis although we are also able to offer some designated postgraduate flats on a 40-week tenancy at the Student Village and Bay Campus respectively. LIVING ON CAMPUS Living in Singleton Park or Bay Campus residences puts you right at the centre of university life. Self-catering accommodation comprises fully-furnished, en suite rooms with a shared kitchen and dining area.

Approximately two miles from Singleton Park Campus is the Hendrefoilan Student Village. The Village provides self-catering accommodation and shared facilities in 7-bedroom flats. If you choose to live in the Village, you will have your own room at an affordable rate that compares favourably with private sector accommodation. Student life at the Village is sociable and supportive, and you will benefit from: • On-site launderette • On-site parking is available for residents of Hendrefoilan Student Village and Beck House • Free First Group Unibus Bus pass for contracts over 13 weeks *accommodation at Hendrefoilan Student Village available for 2021/22 academic year ACCOMMODATION AT BECK HOUSE We have a number of single and family flats at our designated quiet residence, Beck House, approximately a mile from Singleton Park Campus in the popular area of Uplands. Due to the 51-week tenancies, this accommodation is mostly suitable for postgraduate and international students.

KEY POINTS

• Our rooms have free Wi-Fi • You will be represented by ResNet, a network of live-in student volunteers, who ensure each student has the best experience possible • Rooms are single occupancy only (exception being Beck House family flats and a small number of twin rooms on the Bay Campus) • Launderette facilities • Adapted rooms are available for students with special requirements, including wheelchair users. Contact the Disability Office for further information • En suites available

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TYPICAL LIVING COSTS

AVERAGE WEEKLY RENT Top 10 most affordable UK university town (totallymoney.com 2019) £91

STUDENT BUS PASS Student pass with unlimited travel £30 PER MONTH MEAL OUT FOR TWO £22 (based on main meal and drink at a local restaurant)

£6

CAMPUS TO CITY

Singleton Park campus to city centre taxi fare

GYM MEMBERSHIP Swansea Bay Sports Park £18.99 PER MONTH

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FINDING THE PERFECT PRIVATE SECTOR HOME

We also have some areas that are quiet and alcohol free.

If you’d prefer to live off campus, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a good supply of quality private sector student houses and flats in Swansea. Our letting agency, Student Accommodation Services (SAS) manages 130 properties in the nearby local communities of Brynmill, Uplands and Sketty which are mostly within two miles of the campus, and in St. Thomas and Port Tennant, close to the Bay Campus. These areas are also close to local facilities such as shops, bars and takeaways. Our online, searchable database, Studentpad is invaluable. It allows you to locate other available housing in the area and takes the effort out of house-hunting. saslettings.co.uk For more information:

There are designated flats for Welsh speakers and learners on both Singleton Park Campus and Bay Campus.

Hire one of our Santander bikes. With 100 docking stations based at six hubs

along the city’s main cycle route, you can ride at your leisure.

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BAY CAMPUS

SINGLETON PARK

ACCOMMODATION COSTS The rent you pay will depend on the residence and room you choose:

WEEKLY RENT*

RESIDENCE

TYPE OF ROOM

Hendrefoelan Student Village Standard

Dentist & Doctor

Cafe Bar

£95

Standard (self-catering) En suite (self-catering)

£130 – £136 £147 – £164 £143 – £150 £160 £111 £128 – £141 £155 – £185 £153 – £159 £202

Singleton Park Campus

Faith Space

Faith Space

Standard (with catering card)** En suite (with catering card)**

Standard En suite Family flat

Food Outlets

Food Outlets

Beck House

En suite Twin En suite

Bay Campus

Great Hall

Health Centre

Private Housing Standard

£82 – £120

* These fees are for the academic session 2021/2022. Please note that rates for 2022/2023 entry will be published on our website as soon as they are confirmed. ** A prepaid dining card for use in the University catering outlets with £28.00 per week is included. Credits are applied per term so you can use as much or as little as you want each week.

Launderette

Launderette

Mini Market

Mini Market

Sports Facilities

Sports Facilities

Students’ Union

Students’ Union

Taliesin Arts Centre

24hr Security

24hr Security

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YOUR STUDIES

We commit to a significant investment in postgraduate education. In 2020/21 over £8 million in scholarships and bursaries were available to study postgraduate courses at Swansea University. Swansea University is committed to rewarding its students in recognition of their academic and non-academic excellence, and have on offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to help towards the cost of study.

Income-related bursaries are also available, together with funding towards studying in another country if chosen as part of a degree programme. For further information, to check your eligibility or make an application please visit:

swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding

FIND OUT MORE For further details on Fees and Funding, see page 174.

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GOVERNMENT FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR MASTER’S AND PHD PROGRAMMES*

PHD SCHOLARSHIPS* FULLY-FUNDED

WELSH-MEDIUM MASTER’S BURSARY* £1,000

POSTGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP* UP TO £4,000

SPORTING EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP* £2,000 MUSICAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP* £1,000

(Available to taught master’s students only)

Terms and conditions apply – please visit: swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships *Details for 2022-23 funding to be confirmed

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THINKING ABOUT

EMPLOYABILITY: CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP One of the University’s primary aims is ‘to prepare and promote the employability of our students’. The Swansea Employability Academy provides an essential function; linking business and industry and creating networking opportunities for you that have real impact. Our academic programmes provide engaging learning opportunities that enable you to acquire knowledge, skills and an understanding of what employers and businesses value. We tailor our courses to make sure that you gain those professional and high-level skills that will enable you to thrive in today’s competitive world. Wherever possible, courses are also accredited by professional bodies. Our long history of working with business, industry, commerce and the public sector enables us to add real value to your education. We work with employers to provide a range of placement and experiential opportunities that support you to achieve the outcomes you are looking for following graduation.

INSPIRATIONAL TEACHING AND LEARNING Our excellent teaching is underpinned by the

groundbreaking research taking place across the faculties. All of our courses benefit from being at the cutting edge of any new developments and are closely aligned to industry, ensuring you are well-equipped for your future careers.

HOW CAN SWANSEA UNIVERSITY HELP ME?

From the moment you arrive, specialist staff in the Swansea Employability Academy will help you plan and prepare for your future. Support available to you: • One-to-one careers advice and guidance provided by professionally qualified Careers Consultants • CV writing and interview preparation workshops • Paid, short-term internships • Bursaries towards employability activities • Part-time work opportunities such as the Student Ambassador Scheme • You can complete our online ‘Career Development Course’ which enables you to prepare for your professional life and further enhance your graduate career • Faculty- specific employability initiatives • Annual careers fair

THE ENTERPRISE TEAM A dedicated support to develop your skills, gain valuable experience and test your business ideas through our range of services, including: workshops, competitions, schemes and business mentoring alongside corporate partners with a wealth of industry experience.

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Letzee is a business that offers 3D Virtual Tours of properties for prospective tenants and to allow landlords the ability to handle more viewings without having to physically be at the property. Letzee also create 3D Virtual Tours of commercial spaces, such as shop floor tours, offices and much more. When asked about running a business alongside his studies, Josh said: In terms of balancing the business with my studies, I have to be productive with my time and make sure I am on top of deadlines. Whenever I feel too busy, I take a step back, try to look positively at what I have achieved so far and go for a surf on the Gower to clear my head!

Josh took part in the annual Big Pitch event run by the Enterprise Team and was awarded £3,000 for his business! The level of support from the University has been incredible. If anyone is interested and would like to chat to me about things, please feel free to get in touch. Lastly, I encourage everyone to keep an eye out for the Letzee app and website this year, follow us on Social Media and join us in revolutionising the rental house-hunt! Joshua has been nominated as Swansea University’s submission for the 2021 Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs Awards. Joshua Blackhurst founded Letzee in March 2020

EMPLOYER LINKS INCLUDE:

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Swansea University recognises that enhancing its future graduates’ employability has never been more important. As more and more businesses recruit from a global talent pool, it is vital that you stand out from the crowd with additional skills. Employers acknowledge the value of international experience, and students who spend time abroad develop and demonstrate the qualities that employers seek: global and intercultural awareness, maturity, confidence and adaptability to new environments and challenges. Studying and working abroad: • Rewards you with an international outlook and experience • Enables you to gain confidence and become more self-reliant • Helps you develop independence and initiative

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