Officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. It is Wales’s second largest city. Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. The City and County of Swansea had a population of 239,000 in 2011, making it the second most populous local authority area in Wales after Cardiff. During its 19th-century industrial heyday, Swansea was a key centre of the copper industry.
Swansea University is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach in south-west Wales, UK.
There’s stunning coastal scenery on our doorstep (we’re on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula), yet we’re within easy reach of Swansea, which offers a thriving cultural scene and the best of modern city life.
The University is also currently building a major new campus – the Bay Campus – which is a 65 acre development on the eastern approach into Swansea.
Why study English in Wales?
Beautiful national parks, thousands of kilometers of coastline, castles, mountains and unspoiled beaches: what more reason do you need to study in Wales? It’s a land that’s full of variety – from the mountains of the north to the cities of the south.
Though most of all, Wales is still an undiscovered area for learning English.
There’s no better place to learn a language than in a bi-lingual country. Wales has two official languages: English and Welsh. So, from the start you will be among people who understand how natural it is to speak more than one language, and who will respond with understanding when you communicate in a foreign language.
Swansea is the second city of Wales. From the modern city centre to the Gower Peninsula and the Mumbles coastline, it combines the excitement of city life with attractive tourist spots and places of historical interest.
With 1200 km of coastline, Wales has a lot to offer to those who love water sports or just love the sea and beaches. Sailing, diving, surfing, fishing, coasteering: all of these are popular pastimes enjoyed along the coastline of Wales.
The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales has breathtaking climbs and stunning views. A visit to mid-Wales will take you to Lake Bala and Lake Vyrnwy, high into the Cambrian Mountains, and then southwards through the Brecon Beacons, the craggy mountains and long strung-out villages of the old coal-mining valleys.
Wales is small in size and population, with fewer than 3 million people living in a landmass of just over 8,000 square miles. It’s second to none for its scenery and space, but also boasts a vibrant cultural life.