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United Kingdom: Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
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Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Restrictions: CSU System applicants only
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: Classics, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Literature, Physics, Political Science, Psychology Special Notes: Dependents not permitted
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


Eligibility Requirements
3.0 GPA. Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community prior to the program start date.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Students pay the same tuition for United Kingdom: Kingston University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. 

Areas of Study and Course Prerequisites
Classics: One year of elementary Latin or Greek; Western Civilization; World or European Literature; one course in English composition.  Additional recommended coursework: Latin and Ancient History and Literature.
Criminal Justice: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System; Introduction to Sociology; Statistics; English composition.
Economics:  Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Financial Accounting; Calculus; Statistics; English composition.  Additional recommended coursework: Quantitative Methods, a course on current issues in Economics.
History: World Civilizations to the 16th Century; World Civilizations since the 16th Century; US History to 1877; US History since 1877; English composition.  Additional recommended coursework: Modern Britain studies; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics.
Literature: Two courses in English Literature; Survey of American Literature; English composition.  Additional recommended coursework: Introduction work in Shakespeare; Creative Writing.
Physics: Three semesters of calculus; three courses in general physics, including: Mechanics with laboratory; Electricity and Magnetism with laboratory; and Waves, Motion and Modern Physics with laboratory; English composition.  Additional recommended coursework: General chemistry; upper-division physics.
Political Science: Introduction to Political Science; Comparative Politics or International Relations; English composition.  Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division coursework in political science, history, economics, or sociology.
Psychology: Introduction to Psychology; Elementary Statistics; Cognitive Processes; Biology; English composition.  Additional recommended coursework: Upper-division coursework in clinical and experimental psychology.


Swansea University is the 3rd largest university in Wales, in terms of number of students. Swansea is a research-led university, and a third of their research is now classed as world-leading and 90 per cent as internationally excellent across all disciplines. The Student’s Union supports more than 140 student clubs, runs student bars, and has a travel shop, a radio station, a launderette and shops. Profits are reinvested into improving the student experience, including supporting students through its Advice and Support Centre.

UK - SwanseaWelsh universities offer three or four year undergraduate degree programs. The three year program (“course” in British terms) is usually referred to simply as a bachelor’s degree course. Four year degree courses, “honors” degrees, are designed to prepare the student for graduate study.

During the three or four years of study for the undergraduate degree, a British student takes courses (“modules” or “units”) in his or her field of study. “General education,” as it is understood in the United States is not known in the British degree structure. Students are only permitted to enroll in courses/modules in the area of study that the student is selected for, with one elective allowed per term.
Please note that space may be limited in this program and there may be more applicants than placements available.  Students applying to this program should select a second choice program in the UK that also offers their area of study, in the event that they are not selected for participation in their first choice.  The alternate program(s) should be noted on the “UK Second Choice Questionnaire” which can be found in the CSU IP application.  

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin.  Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


Swansea University is located in the city of Swansea, which is in Wales. The university campus is located next to the coast at the north of Swansea Bay, east of the Gower Peninsula, in the grounds of Singleton Park, just outside Swansea city center. The university is divided between two campuses. The 46-acre Singleton Park campus, set in parkland two miles west of Swansea city center, houses the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Human and Health Sciences, Medicine, Science and Law. The 65-acre, £450 million beachfront science and innovation Bay Campus opens in September 2015 and will house the College of Engineering and School of Management, the Great Hall auditorium and a new library. It lies three miles east of Swansea city center in the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot.


Students arrange their own housing prior to departure using information provided by the host university. More information can be found here.