A postgraduate course will broaden your horizons, inspire you to look at the world in new ways and unlock your potential. Give your career a boost and Master Your Tomorrow.

Our courses are designed with industry leaders. They provide the practical skills and experiences industry demands. Our teaching meets today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands. Our flexible courses reflect the need for life-long learning. If you value education in practice, not just in theory, then USW is for you.

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Flexible Courses

Flexible Courses

Many of our students are returning to learning, and fit postgraduate study around work, family and other commitments. We take a realistic approach to learning and offer many courses part-time or through distance learning. 

Boosting Career success

Career success

USW Careers supports students with careers advice, CV clinics, work experience, networking and more. Working with over 3,500 organisations worldwide, we can connect you to your future employer.  

Expert Teaching And Lecturers

Expert Teaching

Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their fields, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise. Our research informs our courses, so students are taught the latest-thinking.

Outstanding support

Outstanding Support

We care about our students, so you can be assured we have your every need covered. There is plenty of learning support on offer, with a library on each campus and plenty of resources and services available online. 

Upcoming events

Postgraduate Open Evening

Join us on the 5th of June, from 4pm to 6pm, for talks and subject sessions to provide you with a more in-depth understanding about studying at USW.

You’ll meet with academics from your chosen course, and have the chance to ask them your questions face-to-face.


Study Options

Master your Tomorrow

study options

Full-time study

Choose to study full-time and qualify in just a year. 

Whether you continue straight from undergraduate study or want a career change, we will support you.

Part-time study

Spread your study over a few years and study part-time. 

Manage your workload around existing commitments such as work or family life.

Distance Study

Join our many students who study online. 

It is the perfect way to balance work or home commitments without the need to attend campus full-time.


The University has a thriving research culture and our  Graduate School is home to a range of research degrees, providing support for postgraduate researchers. 

Here are 8 reasons you will benefit from university research.

Personal Impact

Improve your Career Prospects

personal impact

Postgraduate courses can help you expand your skills, further your knowledge and improve your career prospects. Employers often look for the advanced skills of postgraduates, as well as the commitment they show to achieve a further qualification. You may want a career where a professional qualification is essential, or it could form part of your continuing development. Postgraduate study can even allow you to change career completely.

Industry Impact

Make a Difference in the Real World

industry impact

Postgraduate research undertaken at USW has had outstanding impact in areas such as sustainability; crime, security and justice; health and wellbeing; and creative industries. For example, current postgraduate research is increasing awareness of the clinical impact of concussion and brain injury in sports athletes; the impact of gambling advertising within football on children and young people; and has contributed a significant development to the mathematical field of relational complexity.

Fees & Funding

Invest in Tomorrow

fees and funding

There are a number of ways to fund your postgraduate study. 

This can be through student finance, bursaries or help from grants, trusts and charities (see Alternative Funding), or a combination of all three. Finance and funding are important when choosing whether to progress to postgraduate and professional study.

Our Students

Be part of the #USWFamily

Studying with us is part of a lifelong connection. The benefits of being a USW student extend beyond your qualification and last longer than your course.

On graduation, you’ll become a life-long member of the alumni network. A global community of more than 250,000 alumni, and a ready-made network of potential contacts. Building on the friendships you made, you can establish lifelong connections.

Some of our alumni have gone on to work for companies including ITV, L'Oreal, HSBC Canada, BBC Wales, The American Association of Independent Music, Rolls-Royce Aerospace and The FAW.

Our notable alumni

Putting Theory into Practice

Image Of The Food Medic Dr Hazel Wallace

Dr Hazel Wallace

Founder of The Food Medic. She is a qualified medical doctor and best-selling author, resident online doctor for Women’s Health and a columnist for Psychologies magazine.

Image Of Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker 

Former international athlete and rugby union player. He represented Great Britain as a high hurdler before switching to rugby, earning 17 international caps for Wales.

Image Of Emma Darwin

Emma Darwin

Author of fiction and creative non-fiction and is also great great granddaughter of Charles Darwin - an influencing factor that has shaped her life and writing over the years.