From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace, the skills you will need in your career are built into the curriculum, and our teaching is informed by employers.
You will learn in environments that recreate the workplace giving you a hands-on experience. This ensures you’ll be ready for the workplace and have the confidence to succeed.
Many courses at USW have been accredited by professional bodies, meaning they are of the highest standard and can exempt you from professional exams.
You'll have access to a network of support services. From studying and living to health and wellbeing, we're here for you throughout and beyond your journey at USW.
The teaching and research during an undergraduate course at USW connect you to the world around us, engaging you with challenges and opportunities to make tomorrow better. These courses typically take three years to complete.
Study on a Foundation degree is combined with employment-based learning, so you learn in the workplace as well as the classroom. On successful completion, you will have the option to top-up your qualification to a full Honours degree with an extra year of full-time study.
Some of our courses have a year of work experience, called a ‘sandwich year’, built-in. It’s a great opportunity to spend time in the workplace and understand what is required of graduates, as well as gaining relevant experiences to talk about at interviews.
USW works with colleges throughout South Wales, so you can study a university course at college full-time or part-time. You could save time and money, continue working, juggle family life and stay closer to home.
USW is home to diverse and welcoming students. At university you'll make friends for life, try out and learn lots of new things and become more independent than ever before.
From over 100 societies and clubs to choose from, endless support, activities and events to volunteering and skill-development, USWSU strive to make sure you have the chance to enrich every aspect of your student life from day one.
Our bloggers offer lots of advice about applying to university and how to make the most of your student life, whilst also giving you an insight into campus life, events and our clubs and societies.
USW has a thriving competitive sport environment, with a range of University teams competing in the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges) League. We pride ourselves on our sporting successes and it's a major part of USW student life.
University is a big investment and searching for money advice can be overwhelming and confusing. Don’t panic. Our team of experts can help you with anything money-related, from applying for financial support or learning how to budget. So, for advice on fees and money get in touch with the experts.
We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer teaching that reflects employer demands and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. Employability is built into the curriculum on all of our courses and we have a dedicated team to support you in finding career-related work experience in the UK and overseas.