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University of South Wales

About Us

Over 4,500 students choose to study postgraduate courses with the University of South Wales each year. Our quality courses, award-winning lecturers, excellent employability records and outstanding student support make us a top choice.

We have three campuses across south Wales, so students benefit from everything the region has to offer; city life, countryside and culture. Our campuses are easily reached by road, rail and air, so you’ll be well connected to launch your career.

Quality courses

The University of South Wales offers an exceptional range of postgraduate courses at every level, from postgraduate certificates to PhDs. Our flexible learning approach makes it easy for students to fit their studies around a busy life. Many of our taught courses have part-time study options and distance learning available. Some of our courses even start in February, as well as September.

We are also proud to have been ranked as the top Law School in Wales, for teaching quality and student experience (31st in The Times Good University Guide 2021 and 13th in The Guardian League Table for UK Law Schools).

Career prospects

The University of South Wales has an outstanding careers service, with employability at the heart of everything we do. USW Careers helps students take advantage of every opportunity to boost their employability and make them an asset to their employer. We have links with employers and organisations, run employer-led events, employability clinics, volunteering, placement events and networking opportunities.

We even have a Student Enterprise initiative, which offers support and funding for students who want to start their own business. We also run a Grad Edge Employability Award, which is developed with employers and awarded to students who complete 70 hours of work experience.

Offering an exceptional range of subjects and courses at every level

Professional Links

The University of South Wales is a valued partner of some of the world's leading companies and employers. Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This means our students gain a qualification recognised in their profession, such as an ACCA or LPC. Our accredited courses range from psychology, law and engineering, to healthcare, business and marketing. Visit our course pages to find out more about your course.


Half of our research is rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2014). This ensures our courses reflect the latest thinking and advances. Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their areas of expertise. The University of South Wales is a leader in key areas of specialist research such as sustainable energy, health, mobile communications, humanities, sports injury and performance, criminology, and creative industries and the arts.

Student support

Our award-winning student support team will help your time at university run smoothly. We have a wealth of services for your every need, from our wellbeing and disability service to health clinics and advice zones. We also offer an experienced Student Money Advice Team, chaplaincy services and Immigration and International Student Advice (IISA).

We are proud of our learning support. We have thousands of computers across our campuses, and a library on each campus with long opening hours. We also have extensive e-learning facilities, so our students have access to the latest learning technologies and resources. Our Study Skill Centres allow students to develop new skills through our workshops, while our Graduate School provides postgraduate students with an exclusive space that’s perfect for studying. 

Funding your studies

To find out more about our fees and funding options visit our website.

Offering an exceptional range of subjects and courses at every level

Open Evenings

If you’re thinking of studying a postgraduate, professional or part-time course with the University of South Wales, come to a postgraduate Open Evening.

You can meet our academic staff and talk to them about the course you’re interested in, discuss finance and scholarship options with our finance team, and talk to us about how to apply.

Book your place.

Contact Details

Enquiries and Admissions

University of South Wales


CF37 1DL


03455 760 599 (UK)

+44 (0)1443 654 450 (overseas)


[email protected]



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