University of South Wales

City/Town: Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd

Region: Wales


The University has campuses throughout South Wales, in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. Our locations mean you can enjoy everything the region has to offer – city life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.

Employability is at the heart of everything we do, with teaching informed by what happens in the real world. Our graduates have the skills that are essential for the workplace and value our employability schemes, business start-up support and opportunities to get actual experience, often as part of your course.  It’s an approach that works – 94% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.*

Our courses are accredited by the world’s leading professional bodies and our students are taught by leading academics in their field. Our staff number prize-winning poets, Olympic psychologists and a NASA Space Ambassador.  

Our size means we can offer an exceptional range of subjects and courses at every level – from Foundation Years to PhD. It also means that our links with industry and business are hard to beat. We work with world-leaders such as Microsoft, British Airways and the BBC to inform our courses and offer work experience, which ensures our students are prepared for the workplace. 

This all adds up to an excellent student experience and the best possible start to your future. But that’s not forgetting what happens outside the classroom. At university you’ll make new friends for life, try out lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. At the University of South Wales, you’ll find countless opportunities and award-winning support to help you along the way.  

As part of our commitment to excellence, we have invested over £160m in state-of-the-art facilities across our campuses, to ensure you get the best possible learning experience. Wherever you look, you will find industry-standard equipment and exciting places to learn new things. From simulated hospital wards and scenes of crime, to an aircraft hangar and green screen TV studios, you will gain essential skills using some of the best facilities in the UK.  

Our staff are actively involved in research, so you will be taught by lecturers who are national and international experts in their fields. We also ensure that our research has a purpose – it is relevant to the real world and influences decision makers. This ensures that our courses contain the latest thinking and developments, giving your university education an added distinction.  

We recruit students globally and you can find our graduates all over the world, building strong careers and making a difference. It’s an exciting time to get involved with us and find out more about what we have to offer.  

*HESA Performance Indicator for Employment of Leavers 2013/14