Location

South Wales

The University is based in South Wales, UK with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. Wales is a country in its own right, but is part of the UK. South Wales has a vibrant city life, culture, nightlife, music festivals, award-winning beaches, outdoor adventure, history and breath-taking countryside. 

It is a safe, affordable and welcoming place to study. Our students love the friendly atmosphere at the University of South Wales. All our campuses are easily reached by road, rail and air.

Take a look at our virtual tour to see what the University of South Wales is like or visit in person at one of our Open Days.


USW Dubai

The University’s exciting new development offers students the opportunity to study in the heart of an emerging global hub for the aviation industry. Located on the doorstep of the world’s largest airport in the making, Al Maktoum International Airport, our Dubai Campus is situated in the emirate of Dubai’s purpose-built city for business and industry, Dubai South.

Dubai Skyline

Dubai skyline

Ideally placed for our Aviation Academy to expand its delivery of real-life training overseas, the campus will house a range of specialist facilities for our Aircraft Maintenance programmes. To enhance your learning, we’ll be utilising our strong industry links and working with a number of key partners in the region. Find out more about USW Dubai.


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Glyntaff, Pontypridd Campus

Pontypridd Campus

USW Pontypridd is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. USW Pontypridd is our largest campus and is made up of two sites; Treforest and Glyntaff.

From historic buildings to new, modern structures, Pontypridd Campus reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here, you’ll find everything you need in one place – your classes, the library, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.

You can study accounting, business, computing, engineering, health, humanities, law, police sciences, psychology, science, sport and pre-sessional English language programmes at Pontypridd Campus.

On campus there is student accommodation, Students’ Union (nightclub), library and Student Centre, Sport Centre, food, drink, cafes (coffee), USW Sport Park, train station (20 minutes train ride to Cardiff), Chaplaincy and multi-fair prayer facilities.


Cardiff Campus, Atrium

Cardiff Campus, Atrium building

Cardiff Campus

Cardiff is right in the city centre – the perfect home for our creative industries students. We’ve just finished a new phase of investment and development, so we can offer even more specialist facilities for you to develop your creative work in a professional environment. You’ll also find study spaces, the library and the SU – all in the one impressive building.

Cardiff is a major centre for media production in the UK, with BBC drama studios on the doorstep and Pinewood Studios nearby. The city centre is also set to welcome the headquarters of BBC Wales, while ITV Wales is making Cardiff Bay its new home. Cardiff is known as a city of culture and entertainment.

You can study fashion, film, design, communication, drama, dance, performance, journalism, media, music and sound in our Cardiff Campus.

Capital City

Cardiff has a vibrant arts and live music scene and is a city of attractions, from the castle to the bay. There is a great nightlife - somewhere to go every night for all tastes. It's a shoppers paradise, with all the main shops in walking distance within the city centre, featuring everything from indie shops in Victorian and Edwardian arcades to high-end fashion brands in contemporary malls. 

The city hosts international sporting events, has lots of green spaces and is just two hours from London by train.


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Newport Campus overlooking the library

Newport Campus

Right at the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, is one of the University's most iconic buildings. It couldn't be in a better location to embrace city life in Newport. Plus, the Halls of Residence are just a few minutes’ walk away.

The campus is a beautiful, modern building with a Starbucks Cafe, open plan library and innovative teaching spaces, including our Cyber Security Academy.

You can study business, counselling, hotel and hospitality management, social work, teacher training, working with children and families and youth and community work at Newport Campus.