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Swansea University has been ranked joint 32nd in the 2021 Complete University Guide League Tables – its highest ever position.

The main league table is based on ten measures: entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, graduate prospects, student-staff Ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, good honours degrees, and completion, and includes 130 institutions.

Swansea University remains the top university in Wales for graduate prospects, and is ranked 13th in the UK.

The Complete University Guide also produces separate league tables covering 70 subjects, and this year Swansea features in 41 of them.

Ten subjects are ranked in the top 10 of their respective subject tables, with a further nine featured in the top 20.

  • Complementary Medicine 1st
  • Medical Technology 3rd
  • Celtic Studies 8th
  • Communication & Media Studies 8th
  • General Engineering 8th
  • Chemical Engineering 9th
  • Medicine 10th
  • Materials Technology 10th
  • American Studies 10th
  • Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 10th

Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-chancellor of Swansea University, said: “I am delighted that Swansea University has climbed the Complete University Guide league table for the fifth consecutive year, achieving our highest ever position in the guide. We know that institutional rankings are a key determining factor for prospective students, and this demonstrates our continued commitment to improvement as we enter our second century.

“Our success is testament to the hard work of staff from across our University and our Students’ Union, who endeavour to ensure that our students get the very best out of their time here at Swansea. We pride ourselves on the quality of our student experience and are focused on preparing our students for post-University life. Our graduates leave equipped with the skills and experiences they will need to thrive in their chosen careers and which we know employers value.

“It is fantastic to see our core values reflected in these rankings, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed to this success.”

View the league tables results in full.

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