Postgraduate and Research Study

The University of South Wales has a thriving postgraduate community of over 5,750 students across a wide variety of disciplines and levels, from part-time professional qualifications to full-time research degrees.

With award-winning student support, affordable accommodation, excellent study facilities and an exceptional reputation for teaching and research, this is the ideal environment to get the higher-level qualification you need for the next step in your career or personal development.

Our teaching is informed by an emergent research portfolio, which includes specialist projects in collaboration with some of Europe’s leading experts and companies. The strength and significance of our research is illustrated by the excellent outcome of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.

Applications for postgraduate courses are made direct to the University of South Wales and applications can be made throughout the year.

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Postgraduate stories


Sophie Warne Sophie Warne, is studying the MSc Human Resources Management at Caerleon. She said: “The modules are on a Monday and Tuesday, which allows me to fulfil both my internship and my part-time job for the remainder of the week. I’m looking to graduating and being qualified to find a job in HR within an organisation.”


brian Sweeny, MSc Music Engineering and Production Brian Sweeny, studied MSc Music Engineering and Production at Cardiff. He said: “Having a Masters degree that you’re willing to invest in yourself. You are also specialising in a field at a higher level, a valuable asset to any company who is looking for something dynamic that could be a company game-changer.”


Vincent Thorne, MBA student Vincent Thorne, studied the Masters in Business Administration in Newport. He said: “I had excellent support throughout the course not only from the Business School but throughout the University. The excellent Sports Scholarship allowed me to further excel as a sportsman and increased my career prospects enormously.”


jessie Ho, MSc Computer Forensics Jessie Ho, 27, studied MSc Computer Forensics at Treforest. She said: “This course was recommended as one of the places to train to become a digital forensic investigator. The course covered a range of modules from both forensic and related disciplines, so it gave me a wider choice of career options.”


Michael Williams, MSc Construction Project Management Michael Williams, 23, studied MSc Construction Project Management at Treforest. He said: “I felt that a Masters degree would be a huge benefit in a competitive employment market. The RICS accreditation was a huge selling point as it would allow me to proceed towards professional Chartership.”


Elwyn Davies Elwyn Davies, studied the Post Graduate Diploma in SEN at Caerleon. He said: “I found my time at University empowering. I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to any ‘older’ student who needs a fresh challenge, a new calling or is simply stuck in a rut.”