By choosing USW, you'll be joining a positive and collaborative culture that focuses on real-world problems and challenges. You will become a graduate who is prepared for tomorrow, who is ready to build a career, changing both your life and the lives of others, for the better.
Our practical and applied approach to study means you'll be making a difference in practice, not just on paper. Our state-of-the-art facilities across each campus provide our students with invaluable hands-on learning and our links to industry employers and work experience opportunities ensure that by the time you leave university, you're ready for what the future holds.
We are the university that encourages the outside in, actively seeking partners to deliver better tomorrows for our staff, students and communities.
With this in mind, we've made employability part of the curriculum, with teaching informed by what happens in the real world and what skills you’ll need for the workplace.
Accreditations act as a stamp of approval for your employability. Graduating whilst gaining accreditation shows that you've been taught to the highest, industry-relevant standard, and this is often recognised by employers, giving you a competitive advantage when entering the job market.
You’ll find details of professional accreditations via our course pages. This will be highlighted in the top right and throughout the course page text.
With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.
South Wales is a welcoming place to study and our students love the friendly atmosphere at USW. All our campuses are easily reached by road, rail and air, so wherever you come from you’re never far from home.
Many of our academics are active researchers, or are key players in their industry, meaning you’ll be taught by people who have current, real-world experience in the field you’re interested in.
We ensure that our teaching teams maintain strong connections to their individual industries, ensuring they bring their knowledge of these to their work on our courses.
As we face up to the world’s biggest challenges in a variety of sectors, from sustainable energy to cyber security, USW is committed to leading the way.
Focusing on accelerated development and investment in our reputable and high-impact research areas, which includes sustainable environment, crime, security and justice, health and wellbeing and the creative industries, you'll be joining a university at the forefront of research for impact.
Many of USW's support services use the online support system Advice Zone Online which is a 'one-stop-shop' for all student queries from Accommodation to Careers, IT support and Disability Services.
We also offer student mentoring schemes and 1-2-1 advice from our friendly support staff.
USW is for people who are engaged with and care about our society.
We change lives and our world for the better, and we have adapted creative ways to learn and socialise together, both on campus and virtually.
We welcome people from across the globe who thrive in a collaborative culture, who strive to make connections and develop their future.
We have clubs and societies devoted to everything from karate to rocketry, and lots of sport clubs and events for you to get involved at USW.
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