Success starts here

The University of South Wales is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 500 courses, offering our students excellent opportunities and prospects.

A course at USW is more than just a qualification. Inside and outside the classroom, we help you achieve your potential professionally and personally.

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5 reasons to choose USW

  1. 95% of graduates in work or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17)
  2. Opportunities for work experience across all courses
  3. Many courses accredited by the world's leading professional bodies
  4. Scholarships worth £2,500 for undergraduates and £2,000 for postgraduates
  5. Wales was voted 5th best country in the world to visit in 2018 by Rough Guides

Top Up Awards for International Students

Do you have a three-year Diploma or Higher national Diploma and the equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 or higher? If, so, you could top up your qualification at the University of South Wales in just one year and graduate with a UK bachelors degree. View the available top up courses here.

Studying at USW

Career focused

Employability is at the heart of everything we do. We seek to ensure you’ll be ready to start a successful career as soon as you graduate. We’ve even made employability part of the curriculum, with teaching informed by what happens in the real world and skills you’ll need for the workplace. 

It’s an approach that works. 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016).

Engineering research student

Engineering research student

Professional skills

We continually invest in our campuses to ensure you have the best possible student experience and gain all the skills you need. Our students learn about their profession in environments that recreate the workplace, using the same equipment and software they’ll find there too. This approach ensures you’ll be ready for the workplace and have the confidence to succeed.

Students in Newport Library

The library at Newport Campus

Student life

At university you’ll make friends for life, try out lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. As the largest university in Wales, we have thousands of students who come here to study every year, so you’ll meet plenty of people from all over the world. Find out more about USW student life and support.

Research that matters 

Research at USW makes a real difference. It provides solutions to problems and informs decisions that affect society, culture and the economy. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), half of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent. 

This means you’ll be taught by lecturers who are at the forefront of their fields, giving you a window to the latest thinking and developments. For further information about our current research, research opportunities and how to become a research student, visit our Graduate Research Office.