Think Big. Think Wales.

Think University of South Wales.

The University of South Wales is one of the largest universities in the UK, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport, Pontypridd and Dubai. A course at USW is more than just a degree. Inside and outside the classroom, we help you achieve your potential professionally and personally – with 95% of our graduates in work or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016-17).

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USW offers a wide range of courses, from Animation and Aeronautical Engineering, to International Wildlife Biology and Youth Work. Search our courses online to find yours.

Your career is our priority, with learning related to the workplace and experience opportunities as part of your course.

Our students learn about their profession in environments that recreate the workplace on campus, and use the same equipment and software they’ll find there too.



My three years at the University have been extremely memorable, I didn’t expect to enter higher education during this stage of my life.

The skills I’ve learned on the course have increased my confidence, and having completed my degree, I’ve decided to enrol onto a masters’ degree, which I’ll begin in September at the University

Chris Major

You can choose from a wide range of courses at USW, with different levels of study available. We offer ‘sandwich’ courses that have a year-long work placement built in, as well as degrees with an integrated Masters qualification.

Many of our courses have been accredited by professional bodies, which demonstrates that what our students learn is relevant to the workplace and meets professional standards.

Employability is at the heart of everything we do. We seek to ensure that students are ready to start a successful career as soon as they graduate, with teaching informed by the real world. It’s an approach that works – 95% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17).

South Wales is a great location, where you’re never far from city life, countryside or coast. Our students enjoy the best that city life has to offer in Cardiff, in a region that is warm and welcoming, easy and affordable.

Our student support services are always here for you, from academic skills to wellbeing or money advice. We’re a diverse community and your time here will broaden your horizons. All our campuses have great transport links, plus you can choose between Halls on campus or in the city. Take a look at student life at USW through our student blogs.