University of South Wales - Graduate Programs

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The University of South Wales (USW) is one of Britain’s most exciting and ambitious universities. Innovative, thriving and sustainable, we work to build better futures for our students, our communities and our partners economically, socially and culturally. USW places engagement, collaboration, and partnership working at the heart of everything we do, working alongside business, industry, and the social economy, to address identified needs and achieve the best outcomes for individual learners and organisations. We work in collaboration with industry, researching and innovating to tackle some of the biggest global challenges, from energy and health to security and sustainability.

USW is a vocationally-focused university, preparing students to support key industries now, and in the future. Employers work closely with USW to co-create curriculum that supports their future needs. This provides them with a skilled and relevant workforce that they can rely on with a large pipeline of graduates coming out of USW and our partner institutions each year. We are generating the workforce that employers tell us they want and need. We are a multi-disciplinary university with a strong track record for our partnerships, widening access, and student success, with almost half of students at USW coming from areas within the bottom two quintiles of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) - significantly above above average for higher education institutions in Wales and the UK. With three campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd, we are well placed for our staff and students to enjoy all that South Wales has to offer. We also provide a range of inclusive study pathways, supporting life-long learning and flexible options for our students. We work closely with our partner colleges, and have two wholly owned subsidiaries, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and The College Merthyr Tydfil.

Areas of Expertise

Our courses are based on the real world – our links with industry in the UK and overseas mean that our teaching is informed by actual practice and there are February and September starts for BA (Hons) Business top-ups as well as many Masters programmes. We work closely with employers to help ensure that what you learn meets the demands of the workplace, and regularly update modules to reflect real-life trends

Career Planning

USW Careers can help you find your career direction, check your CV, secure a placement, provide a mock interview and more and also provide support after graduation.


USW has a thriving competitive sports environment and it's a major part of student life. We have over 60 teams playing in the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) leagues. Over the last few years, we've had outstanding success in football, rugby, basketball, water polo, swimming, volleyball and badminton.


See for a list of clubs.

Special Services

The Disability Service provides information, advice and guidance to and co-ordinates support for disabled USW students. This includes students with physical, sensory, mental health or unseen disabilities, specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) and autism. Please see for more information.

Modified on July 27, 2022

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