The University of South Wales (USW) is a modern, forward-thinking institution which provides practical courses with an applied approach.
Spread across three campuses in South Wales, it is one of the largest UK universities. Welcoming thousands of students from over 120 countries, the university offers more than 500 programmes. It has campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff, and Newport. The largest of these is Pontypridd, which is made up of two sites (Treforest and Glyntaff).
USW has three faculties and multiple research centres across key disciplines. Its faculties are:
- Computing, engineering, and science
- Creative industries
- Life sciences and education
From their first day on campus, students are welcomed into a collaborative learning environment. Many of the university's courses are accredited by professional bodies and taught by award-winning lecturers who are experts in their industry. Its teaching staff maintain strong links within their fields, ensuring students are taught up-to-date and relevant information.
Cutting-edge facilities on campus provide hands-on learning opportunities, where students can apply their specialist knowledge in practical environments. The university also has strong links to industry employers, providing students with work experience opportunities and placements.
95 percent of USW students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2018). Successful alumni have gone on to work for well-known companies including Sony, BBC, the NHS, and British Airways.
A beautiful and affordable place to study, South Wales combines city life, countryside, and coastal environments, all in one convenient place. Cardiff has even been voted the most affordable city in the UK for Students (2022 Natwest Student Index). The university's campuses are easily accessible from all modes of public transport, connecting students with other UK locations to explore. Students at the university will be able to access places like London, which is just two hours away by train from the Newport campus or 2.5 hours from the Cardiff and Pontypridd campuses.
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