The University of Wales, Swansea (Abertawe)
Founded in 1920, the University stands in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Britain's first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
The University offers over 529 undergraduate courses and 130 postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from American Studies to Zoology. With around 10,300 students the University is substantial enough to have excellent facilities, but small enough to have a friendly feel.
King George V laid the foundation stone of Swansea's University in July 1920. It was the twenty ninth university to be established in the British Isles, and one of the four original colleges of the University of Wales (created in 1893). Its students numbered 89 in 1920.