University of South Wales
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.01 / 5.00
- 2.51 / 4.00
- 0.16 / 1.00
- 56.1 / 100.0
- 66.5 / 100.0
- 80.9 / 100.0
- The university has 3 campuses across the South Wales region including new campuses in Cardiff and Newport city centres, all with excellent road and rail links.
- The University of South Wales Group includes Wales's national conservatoire the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and the College Merthyr Tydfil.
- These vary depending on course and location of study.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
This institution did not take part in the TEF. Participation is voluntary. Find out more about TEF.
- Lecturers range from award-winning poets, authors and historians to computer scientists, engineers, and journalists; many are still active in their professions and bring a real understanding of the world of work into the classroom.
- Students learn how their profession works in real life, exploring their field through courses taught in unique hands-on environments including in their own airliner, moot court room, TV studios, stock exchange trading room, simulated hospital ward, and scene of crime house.
- Teaching and assessment criteria differs between courses.
Type of Qualification:
- The University of South Wales offers a full range of qualifications from further education level to degrees and PhD study.
- Many courses include an option for a year in industry.
- The Disability and Dyslexia Service provides a confidential and professional service where students can discuss individual requirements.
- The service supports those with a physical, sensory, mental health or unseen disability.
- From football, waterpolo and snowsports to debating, creative writing and current affairs, the university's clubs and societies cover a huge range of hobbies that reflect the interests of students.
- Treforest and Cardiff campuses have new student union facilities.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- With campuses located in the heart of 2 major cities, students have excellent opportunities for part-time work.
- The careers service can help students to find such positions.
The university's Careers & Employability Service helps students and graduates of the University of South Wales with all aspects of their career planning.
Services range from individual advice and guidance on career choice to postgraduate study, work experience, practical support with job hunting and working/studying overseas.
Every term, the Careers Service organises a large variety of events across all faculties to help students with a range of career issues and job hunting. These include exhibitions, jobs fairs, guest speakers and much more.
Level of study
- Undergraduate 82%
- Postgraduate 18%
Mode of study
- Full Time 66%
- Part Time 34%
Where students come from
- UK 86%
- EU 5%
- Other 8%
- Male 47%
- Female 53%
- The university’s main campus was founded in 1913 as a School of Mines.
- The institution gained university status in 1992.
- One of the top ten campus universities in the UK by student number, it attracts a cosmopolitan mix with over 30,000 students from 122 countries and all backgrounds.
- Gareth Evans – international film director.
- Professor Sue Bale – Assistant Nurse Director (R&D) at NHS Wales.
- Lorna Dunkley – Sky News presenter.
- Emma Darwin – author.
- Jamie Beard – visual effects, Lord of the Rings, I robot, Xmen.
- Rosie Ashforth – filmography, Arthur Christmas, The Golden Compass.
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