Domestic Rankings

Domestic league tables measure university performance across a range of indicators such as student satisfaction, graduate outcomes, research quality and university spend. 

TableRankNo. Institutions RankedRank 3 years ago
Guardian University Guide 2022 24th 121 45th
Times Good University Guide 2022 39th 132 30th
Complete University Guide 2023 42nd 130 35th

Best Performing Metrics

MetricBest Performing Institution RankTable/Source
Overall student satisfaction 15th StudentCrowd University Awards 2022
Course Satisfaction 6th Guardian University Guide 2022
Teaching Quality 27th* Times Good University Guide 2022
Career Prospects 23rd Guardian University Guide 2022
Research Rating 35th  Times Good University Guide 2022

*Based on a list of 132 institutions that appear in the Times Good University Guide 2022.

World Rankings

International league tables measure university performance across metrics such as reputation, citations and international profile. Swansea University has achieved its highest ever ranking in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University now appears among the top 300 elite institutions across the globe.

TableRankNo. Institutions Ranked
THE World University Rankings 2022 251-300 >1600
QS World University Rankings 2023 425 1300
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021 401-500 1000

Best Performing Metrics

MetricBest Performing Institution RankTable
Citations 96th THE World Rankings University 2022
International Outlook 175th THE World Rankings University 2022
International Students 274th QS World Rankings University 2023
International Faculty 247th QS World Rankings University 2023

Subject Overview

In addition to its strong performance at university level, Swansea is also well ranked for a number of subjects across both the domestic and international league tables.

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assesses global universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2022 Impact Rankings includes 1,406 universities from 106 countries/regions.

Swansea University submitted to 11 of the 17 goals for the first time in 2022 and was ranked in all 11 categories.  

Overall World Rank: 101-200th

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being: 66th

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation: 34th

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy: 63rd

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth: 101-200th

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: 101-200th

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities: 18th  

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production: 14th

SDG 13: Climate Action: 41st

SDG 15: Life on Land: 37th

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: 14th

SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals: 401-600th