These practical courses allow you to turn your passion into a career and gain the hands-on experience you need to become an industry-ready graduate.
We offer a number of postgraduate research programmes in computing such as Masters by Research and PhD, all of which allow you to make an in-depth study of a topic that interests you. You can study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance.
We have research strengths in a number of individual disciplines and interdisciplinary areas. Visit the websites listed here to find out more: Cyber; Geographical Information Systems (GIS); Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Hypermedia.
In the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019/20, USW ranked 9th overall for student satisfaction.
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Fashion courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
Many of our computing degrees are fully accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Graduates of these courses meet the academic requirements to work towards Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status. MComp graduates also meet the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited computing degree is likely to be recognised in other countries.
We have a Digital Investigation Lab, which is a computer forensic facility typical of those used by law enforcement agencies. Our Games Development facility features the latest Intel hardware to provide extra high-powered gaming PCs. You’ll also find numerous dedicated computing suites, all with the latest software.
We consistently rate highly in the National Student Survey for our courses, showing our commitment to our students. We are also proud to be leaders in this area as we were the first University in Wales to gain GCHQ certification and the first CISCO Cyber Academy in Wales. USW has also been named Cyber University of the Year for two consecutive years at the National Cyber Awards 2020 and 2019.
Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.
At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.
Our Computing students love the warm and friendly atmosphere that we have at our Treforest campus as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. Cyber Security students will be based at our Newport campus. Right at the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, our campus couldn’t be in a better location to embrace city life.
Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.
We have a range of opportunities outside the classroom for our students to get involved with. You could take part in international team competitions as part of your course or join any of the societies in our Students’ Union.
Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.
Employability is at the heart of everything we do. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career.
Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession.