University of South Wales, prepare for your future
Meet and discuss with representative from University of South Wales.
Time: 13h30 - 14h30 Monday June 13th 2016
Venue: 15 - 17 Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh district
Time: 15h - 16h Thursday June 16th 2016
Venue: Star Building, 33 Mac Dinh Chi, district 1
Why study at University of South Wales?
One of the top ten campus universities in the UK by student number, the University attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 122 countries and all backgrounds. With over 33,000 students across three campuses, it has been ranked 8th in the WhatUni list of top universities across the UK.
The University for Careers
• We have a strong record of employability, with 94%* of our graduates in employment or further study six months after course completion.
• We work with key employers, from British Airways, General Electric, Sony and Tata to the NHS, local authorities and the BBC.
• Our students learn by doing – we are a leader in using simulation to enhance teaching and learning. Our students get a real head start in their professions by training in state-of-the-art simulated environments, including an internationally acclaimed clinical simulation centre, a courtroom, a forensic scene-of-crime house; film, fashion and music studios; a stock trading floor; an aerospace centre which includes a real Jetstream 31 airplane and flight simulator; and sporting facilities used and endorsed by world champions such as the All Blacks and the Springboks.
• We support our students’ entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging start-ups and University spin out companies. Our entrepreneurship education and business incubators make a major contribution to the economy.
A major UK player with international strengths
• The University of South Wales is one of the largest in the UK and the largest in Wales (with 33,000 students). It competes with the UK’s major universities in the city regions of London, Bristol, Manchester and Tyneside.
• This means that we can invest in new courses and facilities, providing more opportunities for our academics and students.
• We are the UK’s leading university for student support, winning the 2012 Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support to Students and the 2013 Guardian Higher Education Award for widening participation for our UHOVI initiative.
• We are celebrated for our commitment to the arts, with an internationally acclaimed film school, industry standard animation facilities, broadcasting studios, one of the UK’s oldest photography schools, a superb reputation for theatre design, award-winning poets, scriptwriters, and authors, and the national music and drama conservatoire.
• We offer a full range of qualifications from further education to degrees to PhD study, specialist training in a world-renowned conservatoire, and we play a vital regional progression role with Further Education colleges. * As a major post-92 university we deliver the full range of STEM subjects, from engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying.
The Business University
• We have outstanding links with industry for work placements and research. Our partner companies include Rolls Royce, Microsoft, Tata, the BBC, EADS, Sony and General Electric. British Airways has moved key heavy engineering training to us from Heathrow, so students now graduate from these specialist courses with a degree and the engineering qualification they need for the industry under BA’s Civil Aviation Authority licence.
• We are a major player in business organisations such as the CBI, representing the UK’s higher education on trade missions such as the UK’s G8 delegation.
• The University supplies and trains the workforce for major public sector employers. We work with South Wales Police and Gwent Police and we have trained over 1,400 nurses for our NHS and over 2,500 teachers for our schools in the last five years.
• Our programmes are accredited by leading professional bodies in specialist fields such as law, accountancy, management, supply chain and logistics, and engineering.
*Source: HESA Performance Indicator for Employment of Leavers 2013/14
Research at the University of South Wales
The University of South Wales is committed to:
• Developing our research portfolio in areas of strategic importance
• Encouraging innovation and dissemination of research findings
• Working with business and Government to help address the challenges that face society and the economy
Our key areas of specialist research are:
• Sustainable energy
• Health and Wellbeing
• Creative industries and the Arts
• Social Sciences
• Sports injury and performance
• New business incubation and innovation for technology and start-up companies
Postgraduate programmes at the University of South Wales
With more than 231 postgraduate courses from teaching, nursing and engineering to journalism, drama, law and the MBA, we have the largest portfolio of postgraduate courses in Wales.
Our key STEM courses include:
• Civil Engineering
• Aerospace Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Computer Systems Engineering
• Computer Science
• Forensic Science
• Renewable Energy and Resource Management
Students are taught by leading academics in their field. Our postgraduate teaching staff number prize-winning poets, Olympic psychologists and world-renowned criminologists. Our teaching is informed by an emergent research portfolio, which includes specialist projects in collaboration with some of Europe’s leading experts and companies. The strength and significance of our research is illustrated by the excellent outcome of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.
Masters courses are modular, so you can choose a wide range of options to complement your main subject area. Study is a mixture of lectures and seminars followed by a dissertation or project. Courses will take 12 months to complete full-time. Teaching hours vary and many of our students find they can fit postgraduate study around work and family commitments.
2016/2017 fees – Postgraduate programmes
Undergraduate programmes at the University of South Wales
We deliver the full range of STEM subjects including:
• Civil and Construction Engineering
• Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
• Computer Security
• Software Engineering
• Sustainable Energy Science
The University also offers Business; Accounting and Finance; Law; Project Management (Surveying); Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management; Psychology; Safety, Health and Environmental Management Education as well as Creative Industry subject areas such as Media; Fashion/Interior Design; Photography; Animation; Theatre and Drama and Music Technology.
Courses focus on employability and simulated learning to ensure that students learn how their profession works in real life. They develop confidence and skills in realistic hands-on environments, including their own aircraft, moot court room, TV studios, stock exchange trading room, hospital wards, and scenes of crime house. Sport students train and play on facilities used and endorsed by world champions such as the All Blacks.