Cyber University of the Year at the National Cyber Awards in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Accredited courses by industry bodies and regulators, giving you a competitive career advantage
Masterclasses, insight and advice from experts in the computing industry, and cv-boosting placements
Computer Science at USW is rated second in the UK for student satisfaction - National Student Survey 2022
Do you have a passion for all things computing? Our computing courses cover the full range of subject areas required by industry, including programming, security and games development.
You'll benefit from regular input from experts working in the industry, and many courses offer the opportunity to work in the industry as part of a placement.
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.
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.
Recognised by Excellence
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 four consecutive years at the National Cyber Awards (2019-2022).
A thorough grounding in the necessary skills to open up a flexible career in computing, accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
The development and use of ICT systems in business and industry, focusing on core business technologies in an evolving global environment.
BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology
BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology (Including Foundation Year)
Develop skills in pattern identification, the modelling of processes patterns and the utilisation of machine learning techniques or automation, alongside mainstream computing topics that form a foundation for working with AI.
BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science
BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science (Including Foundation Year)
Attacks on computer systems and technology are increasing, making cyber security a growing discipline. With a shortage of experts to deal with the threat, graduates with the right skills are likely to be in high demand.
BSc (Hons) Applied Cyber Security
Authorities can use information stored on digital devices to identify and convict people who break the law. This means that skilled professionals who can gather and interpret digital data are in high demand.
Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT, this Computer Games Development course oﬀers a skillset that will help you gain employment as a game programmer
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development (Including Foundation Year)
If your desire is to become a programmer, then a computer science course is perfect for you. You’ll learn about abstraction, complexity, evolutionary change, sharing of common resources, security and concurrency.
Accredited by BCS, you’ll understand how computer systems are designed and secured, and learn how to protect them against all kinds of attacks.
As the use of information systems is now widespread in the lives of individuals, business and society, the security of computer systems is increasingly important.
Computer and Data Science is an interesting and broad field of study. Skilled graduates are in high demand in order to meet the needs of the growing subject.
Our MSc Computer Forensics degree will prepare you for a career in computer forensics and IT security, either at a technical or managerial level.
The AI masters will develop technical training in the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, broadening your existing knowledge and opening up new career paths.
We offer a number of Masters by Research postgraduate research programmes 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.
Put Theory into Practice
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.
Experience South Wales
The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.
With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside.
We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.
Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales.
You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.
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