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Swansea Business School

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Welcome to Swansea Business School. Employability is our key focus. We take an applied, employment-based approach to all our programmes.

You will experience innovative, student-led approaches to learning, delivered by professionals and academics who ALL have experience in industry.

We understand the real world.

Every undergraduate student will work with an employer to gain practical real-world work experience. We see this as critical for you to understand the relationship of theory into practice.

All courses are designed to instil in graduates the attributes desired by employers, e.g. innovation, creativity, an enterprising mindset and responsiveness to unexpected events or tasks.

We offer extensive support to those who need it and ‘stretch’ activities for those who want to be challenged further.

For further information, please contact: davina-wyn.evans@uwtsd.ac.uk



Whichever course you decide to choose, be safe in the knowledge that all our courses are regularly reviewed in consultation with employers to ensure currency of curriculum and to maximise graduate employability.

Many of the courses are mapped to professional body qualifications such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). We also provide opportunities to study Business and Management in the medium of Welsh.

Can’t decide which course is for you? No problem. For undergraduate Business and Management courses, we offer the flexibility to change your programme of study at the end of the first year to any of the courses listed above.

  • CIPD - Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic People Management

All our postgraduate and professional courses can be studied part-time to allow flexibility to study to fit in with a busy lifestyle.

Our postgraduate programmes provide a variety of pathways to allow you to specialise in your chosen area of Business and Management. We offer:

All our postgraduate and professional courses can be studied part-time to allow flexibility to study to fit in with a busy lifestyle.

All our lecturers are research informed and many are active researchers publishing in specialist journals, books and our own ‘South Wales Business Review’.

The Business School has research interests in the following areas. 

  • Leadership and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social and Community Entrepreneurship
  • Sense of Place
  • Marketing
  • Technology Enhanced Learning

Why Study Here

  1. You will have the opportunity to obtain professional accreditation while working with Businesses or in Business throughout your degree.
  2. Teaching and learning are focused on real-life case studies. You will have opportunities for internships, study abroad and work-based placements.
  3. All our lecturers are practitioners and research-informed; you can view their profiles by following the link.
  4. We are a city-centre Business campus and a short walk from the beautiful sweeping sands of Swansea Bay.
  5. You will gain a professional qualification in addition to your degree.
  6. We provide a supportive environment. You will be offered a ‘buddy’ who is a student trained to provide support for you throughout your studies. You will also have a personal tutor.
  7. We have a wide range of cultural, business and management events in which you can participate, provided by employers, professional bodies, the School and University.
  8. We are not the usual Business School. We do things differently #notbusinessasusual.

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