Founded by industry and the professions, the University of South Wales is one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education.
Based across three campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd, it attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from over 120 countries and all backgrounds.
Within the UK, USW is unique in the breadth of its role, encompassing a modern university and two subsidiaries in Wales’s national conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and The College Merthyr Tydfil.
The University offers a full range of qualifications from further education level to degrees and PhD study. As a major university it delivers the full range of STEM subjects, from engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying as well as being an experienced provider of teacher training courses.
The University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers, from British Airways to the National Health Service. Its relationship with employers as a leading university for careers is reflected in the high employment rate of its graduates, with 94% of students in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
Lecturers range from award-winning poets, authors and historians to computer scientists, engineers, and journalists. Many of them are still active in their professions, so they bring a real understanding of the world of work into the classroom.
Students learn how their profession works in real life, exploring their field through courses taught in unique hands-on environments including their own airliner, moot courtroom, TV studios, stock exchange trading room, simulated hospital ward, and a scene of crime house. Sports students train and play on facilities used and endorsed by world champions such as the All Blacks.
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University of South Wales
Pontypridd, Wales CF37 1DL