Swansea Metropolitan University's study programmes cover a range of career opportunities. The basis of all of its courses is the application of knowledge to real-life situations, whether in the classroom, laboratory or workshop. The best known course at the university is Glass, but the other best-known school is the School of Applied Computing at the Faculty of Applied Design and Engineering.
Some reasons to choose Swansea vis a vis other UK universities are as under:
Top for Jobs - They outperform most other UK universities with 91.3 percent of their students in work or further study within six months of graduating.
Sixty per cent of their research work has been rated as being of 'international significance', and in some cases 'world leading' according to the recent Research Assessment Excercise.
Swansea is ranked as the safest place to study in Wales and the sixth safest in Wales and England according to The Complete University Guide's annual league table of crime for 2009. Swansea came sixth out of 21 towns and cities which had at least two universities.
They are a university by the sea
They are in the top ten most affordable universities according to the Independent newspaper cost-of-living survey.
They offer free, non-means tested Residential Bursaries of up to £1,500, available for 2010 entry.
They have one of the UK's oldest art schools with a reputation streaching back over 150 years, that is at the forefront of creativity and employment in the UK today.
They are best for learning and teaching according to an i-graduate survey of twenty UK universities, scoring an impressive 87.5 per cent satisfaction rating.
They were one of the few universities in the UK to gain Fairtrade status in 2008.
They are one of the most environmentally friendly universities in the UK.
They are the best university in the UK for low energy use