university of south wales

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about the university

The University of South Wales was established in 2013 following the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.

Both the institutions that have come together to create the University of South Wales have a rich and varied history, and can each trace their roots back more than 170 years. Since its formation, the University has offered over 500 courses, welcoming students from more than 120 countries.

At USW our research provides solutions to the challenges faced by our society and the economy. Our researchers work across disciplines to help businesses, communities and policy makers benefit from our research.

The University has a thriving research culture. We believe that all our researchers from the most junior to the most senior should be supported to achieve their full potential. 

our vision

Changing lives and our world for a better tomorrow: USW will be a leading UK university, maximising positive impact for our students, partners, and communities.

our Purpose

Ambitious for our students and staff, and dedicated to making a positive impact.
Focused on inclusion, enterprise and growth.
A trusted partner for long-term mutual benefit and success.
An innovative creator of knowledge and solutions for the future.
Proud to be anchored in south Wales with global reach.

the USW Edge

By choosing USW, you'll be joining a positive and collaborative culture that focuses on real-world problems and challenges. You will become a graduate who is prepared for tomorrow, who is ready to build a career, changing both your life and the lives of others, for the better.

One of the largest universities in the UK

Placements & Partnerships with industry employers

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Student body from 120 countries

Award-winning Lecturers And Cutting-edge Facilities

Professionally accredited courses

Career focused programs & Employment opportunities

Outstanding student support

our locations

With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside. . Our campuses are designed to work together. You can travel from one to the other with ease, making living and studying an interchangeable option.

Cardiff Campus

Sport Park Campus

Glyntaff Campus

Newport Campus

Treforest Campus

ranking and accolades

The University of South Wales (USW) is proud to be recognized and ranked among the best University in the UK by some of the most prestigious independent ranking bodies.

tuition & other expenses

We understand that studying in the UK is a big financial investment, so we make studying at the University of South Wales affordable by ensuring our tuition fees are competitive.

Tuition Fee

Undergraduate Degrees: £13,500 - £13,800
Postgraduate Degrees: £14,300 - £15,300

Living Costs

On Campus: £3,682.00 - £7,435.26
Private Halls: £4,410.00 - £5,848.00
Private Housing: £2,310.00 - £2,958.00

Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship: £1,500-£2,500
Postgraduate Scholarship: £2,000-£2,500

our courses

Our courses are designed with industry leaders. They provide the practical skills and experiences industry demands. Our teaching meets today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands. Our flexible courses reflect the need for life-long learning. If you value education in practice, not just in theory, then USW is for you.

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