Outstanding learning and teaching with a distinct emphasis on employability


One of the University’s primary aims is “to prepare and promote the employability of students”. Our academic courses aim to equip you with valuable experience and high-level skills that employers look for. Wherever possible, courses are accredited by professional bodies. Our long history of working with business, industry, commerce and the public sector enables us to add real value to your education. We listen closely to employers when they tell us what skills and experiences they require from their graduate employees, and we tailor our courses to make sure that you gain those professional and high-level skills that will enable you to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Work Academi Hywel Teifi Award

The Academi Hywel Teifi Award rewards students who contribute to the Welsh-medium cultural and academic life and activities at Swansea University. The award recognises the role, contribution and achievements of supporting, promoting and ensuring a greater status for the Welsh language in all aspects of university life. Visit the Academi Hywel Teifi Award page for more details. 


Work experience opportunities to develop skills through Academi Hywel Teifi

We offer a work experience module (module code: AHT200). On this module you will spend 10 days work experience with an organisation, charity, business or government organisation in Wales. You will attend the placement for one day a week throughout the term to develop employability skills and a comprehensive understanding of the world of work. In addition, there will be lectures and seminars to help foster your employability skills to help you make the most of your time on work experience and to help you prepare to apply for jobs. For further information, contact Non Vaughan Williams.


Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Language Skills Certificate

This Language Skills Certificate is a chance to receive an extra certificate which shows future employers that you are confident and proficient in your written and oral Welsh language skills. The Coleg Cymraeg will arrange sessions via Academi Hywel Teifi in order to prepare students to achieve the certificate and there are extra resources online. To gain the Certificate, applicants are required to make an oral presentation and sit a written test which includes three tasks. For further information, contact Lois Wyn Griffiths.  


Swansea Employability Academy (SEA)

The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) provides a network for linking students with employers - ranging from employer talks and workshops through to student led networking events. The Academy supports Swansea University students at each stage of their journey towards a graduate career - from coordinating professional careers advice, managing a range of placement schemes and ensuring face-to-face & online support, to providing guidance for making informed career choices and preparing for interviews.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Team can help you:

  • Explore career ideas
  • Get a great CV
  • Get a placement
  • Get a job or find out about further study


Global Opportunities 

We are able to offer unique international experiences and work placements to students as International connections are all important to Swansea University. A number of our Welsh-medium lecturers are worldwide experts in their field.

Stuyding abroad schemes give you an opportunity to gain valuable interpersonal and transferable skills, such as organising and planning, joint working, problem-solving and communicating. These days employers recognise how important it is for graduates to have an understanding of international issues or other cultures, and they expect it. As a result, the University offers various opportunities for you to study abroad as part of your degree or to take advantage of one of the summer programmes available. Swansea University has links with over 150 partner universities and organisations. Please see the University’s Go Global pages