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The University of South Wales offers high-quality courses, prize-winning lecturers and outstanding student support, with over 5,500 postgraduate students studying each year. Nearly all taught courses have part-time study options, while others are available through distance or blended learning. The university also has extensive e-learning facilities, so students can access information and materials whenever they need.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,498 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 40%
  • Part Time 60%

Domicile

  • UK 78%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 16%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Psychology 25 590 615
Business & Management Studies 45 555 595
Nursing 5 505 510
Education 10 435 445
Accounting & Finance 5 310 315
Other 25 220 245
Music 5 215 220
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 165 175
Sports Science 15 145 165
Law 5 115 120
Art & Design 5 110 115
Mechanical Engineering 0 110 110
Computer Science 25 75 100
Marketing 0 90 90
Civil Engineering 5 70 80
Theology & Religious Studies 0 60 60
Politics 0 50 50
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 50 50
Forensic Science 5 45 50
Sociology 5 40 45
General Engineering 0 45 45
Biological Sciences 0 35 35
Librarianship & Information Management 0 35 35
Social Policy 10 20 30
Building 5 30 30
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 30 30
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 20 10 30
Communication & Media Studies 5 20 25
Creative Writing 20 5 20
Social Work 20 5 20
Geography & Environmental Science 20 5 20
English 10 0 10
History 10 0 10
Geology 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Please refer to the university website for details of postgraduate scholarships.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Accommodation is not guaranteed but many postgraduate students gain places in halls of residence.