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
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).
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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