Education Degrees

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Work placements and clinics on campus give you skills, confidence and experience

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Learn in environments that recreate different learning spaces


Access innovative facilities including augmented and virtual reality


Top in Wales for graduate prospects in Education. (Complete University Guide 2023)


Inspiring Tomorrows

Education is an exciting and rewarding profession. If you are passionate about helping people learn and want practical study with a hands-on approach, this discipline could be right for you. From education theories to child development and behavioural challenges, education study at the University of South Wales will help you make a difference. 

Our education courses have a practical approach. With work placements and clinics on campus, you’ll have every opportunity to gain skills, confidence and experience. If you are interested in teaching learners aged 16+ we offer two teacher training courses - PGCE and PgCE courses in post-compulsory education and training. 

We offer a range of Education short courses for continued professional development opportunities. Additionally, if you have missed out on a B grade at GCSE for English Language and Mathematics, the University offers specific modules to give you the equivalent qualifications.  

Education at USW rated top in Wales for teaching (National Student Survey 2023)

Work Experience

Work placements and teaching experience are embedded in our degrees to enhance your skills and reflect on how theory links to practice in an authentic learning situation. For example, a distinctive element of this Education degree is the opportunity to undertake a final four-week international placement in your final year of study. 

Innovative Facilities

Innovative Facilities

At USW Newport, you will learn in an environment that fully prepares you for the world of work. There are spaces that recreate different learning spaces including classrooms, science laboratories and flexible learning spaces as well as technological resources including augmented and virtual reality.



Graduates have taken exciting and diverse career paths including working in schools, colleges, industry settings, the STEM sector, children's charities, integrated children's centres and charities for child and family welfare.

Undergraduate Courses

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Looking for undergraduate teaching courses?

We have a range of undergraduate teaching degrees that will prepare you for a successful career in the education sector.

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Missed out on a B grade GCSE in English or Mathematics?

If you missed out on a B grade at GCSE for English Language and Mathematics, we offer modules to give you the equivalent qualification to a B grade if you already have C grade GCSE English Language or Mathematics.

Postgraduate Courses


Whether you're a newly qualified teacher or are looking to enhance your skills, we offer a range of Education short courses for continued professional development opportunities. 

From GCSE English Language and Mathematics equivalence modules to attain a B grade, to courses for practitioners who work in both mainstream and special schools to develop and raise the achievement of children and young people with SEN/ALN, there are lots of options to further your skills and specialise in a chosen area.

Browse our range of Education short courses by clicking the button below.

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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.

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Explore USW

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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Put theory into practice

A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.

From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.

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Ready to apply? We can't wait to welcome you to the #USWFamily. You can apply via UCAS or USW.


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Student Life

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