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Founded by industry and the professions, the University of South Wales is one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education.

The University of South Wales (USW) is committed to helping armed forces personnel, serving and retired to build a new career back in the civilian world.

As Wales’ largest University, and one of the biggest in the UK, we offer an extensive range of courses at our three campuses in South East Wales - Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport - many of which are available part-time.

These courses include foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as engineering, science and sport coaching to teaching, management and leadership, along with professional qualifications like CIPD, Prince 2, APMP, MSP, ILM courses and NVQs. Further detail can be found on our website.

Based across three campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd, it attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from over 120 countries and all backgrounds. It is unusual in the UK in bringing together the broadest range of provision and the widest access to higher education.

  • The University offers a full range of qualifications from further education level to degrees and PhD study.
  • As a major university it delivers the full range of STEM subjects, from engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying as well as being an experienced provider of teacher training courses.

The University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers, from British airways to the National Health Service. Its relationship with employers as a leading university for careers is reflected in the high employment rate of its graduates, with 95% of students in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Students learn how their profession works in real life, exploring their field through courses taught in unique hands-on environments including their own airliner, moot courtroom, TV studios, stock exchange trading room, simulated hospital ward, and scene of crime house.

Sports students train and play on facilities used and endorsed by world champions such as the All Blacks.

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Environmental & Land Based Industries
BSc (Hons) Geography
Geography is dynamic. On this Geography course, you'll explore how the environment affects society, its economy and culture, and in turn, how we adapt and transform that environment.
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Management and Leadership
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
The University of South Wales' Master of Business Administration (MBA) will develop the knowledge and skills to be a successful strategic business leader. It builds on a strong ethos of helping managers to solve real problems, and is designed for professionals who will make a strategic difference to the organisations in which they operate.
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MA Documentary Photography
The University is world-renowned for the study of Documentary Photography and this distinctive MA offers a contemporary and lively engagement with the subject, ranging from reportage to fine art. You will also engage with international visiting speakers and our cohort of scholars undertaking PhDs in photography as part of our photography research centre.
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Security & Risk Management
BSc (Hons) International Security and Risk Management
The BSc (Hons) International Security and Risk Management course will prepare you for a career protecting people, societies and resources from risks and security threats.
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