Science Degrees

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Our multi-million-pound investment in labs means our students are taught in the best learning environment possible


Our degrees are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, ensuring the value and recognition of our degree courses to employers

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All our courses are hands-on, from learning in the on-campus labs and the on-campus Crime Scene House to field trips close to campus and abroad

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Our courses provide opportunities to engage with industry on projects and placements to help develop the CVs of our graduates


Creating Future Scientists

We offer a wide range of science degrees across the spectrum of courses from Biological and Forensic Sciences to Environmental Sciences and we have a route into Medicine through our Medical Sciences course.

Accredited by the relevant professional bodies, our science degrees are recognised by employers, improving your employability opportunities. 

Accredited Courses

Accredited Courses

All our courses are accredited by professional bodies which mean they are of the highest standard. 

Studying an accredited course could give you a head start getting a job in your chosen industry and unlock doors to high-level jobs.

Hands-On Learning

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Our multi-million pound investment means our students are taught in a modern, purpose-built environments. 

Our lab facilities are on par with industry expectations and we ensure that we incorporate practical lab sessions into our courses, whereas our crime scene house (pictured above) allows you to learn about potential issues that may arise at crime scenes such as contamination and how to avoid it.

Student Societies


Joining a society at the University of South Wales Students' Union is a brilliant way to meet new people who share your interests and guarantee that your time at USW is unforgettable.

We have science-focused societies such as the medical prep society!

Science Courses

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Impressive Spaces to Learn Within

The University of South Wales boasts some of the most impressive science facilities in the UK, providing the perfect base for students to gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in industry roles.

Take a personal tour of the amazing Crime Scene Training Facility by watching the video, or browse some of our fantastic science facilities by scrolling through the image gallery below.


Putting the Spotlight on Science

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Science Placements

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.

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Women in Science

There's more to science than sums and graphs; by studying one of our science degrees, you open the door to exciting and ground-breaking research with real-world possibilities. At the University of South Wales, we are proud of the staff, students and graduates we have in science and the advances that they are making in their fields.

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USW researchers played a vital role in diagnostic testing for Covid-19

Academics at the University of South Wales have developed a rapid diagnostic test for Covid-19, to detect whether people are actively infected with the underlying SARS-CoV-2 virus.


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.

Experience South Wales

Open Days

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.

Don’t forget to follow us on social to keep up with what’s happening at USW. #USWFamily

Explore USW Open Days


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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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