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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

4,185 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 40%
  • Part Time 60%

Domicile

  • UK 71%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 21%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 50 560 610
Nursing 5 435 445
Education 15 360 375
Accounting & Finance 5 330 330
Psychology 15 235 250
Music 5 185 190
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 125 135
Sports Science 15 100 115
Art & Design 5 110 115
Mechanical Engineering 5 115 115
Law 5 115 115
Marketing 0 110 110
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 105 105
Computer Science 25 65 90
Civil Engineering 5 80 80
General Engineering 5 60 60
Librarianship & Information Management 0 55 55
Social Work 20 35 55
Theology & Religious Studies 0 55 55
Politics 0 40 40
Building 5 40 40
Communication & Media Studies 10 30 40
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 40 40
Social Policy 15 25 40
Creative Writing 25 10 30
Biological Sciences 0 30 30
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 15 15 30
Forensic Science 0 25 25
Sociology 10 15 20
Medical Technology 0 20 20
Materials Technology 0 20 20
Anatomy & Physiology 0 15 15
History 10 0 10
Agriculture & Forestry 10 0 10
English 10 0 10
Dentistry 0 5 5
Geology 0 5 5
Geography & Environmental Science 0 5 5
Food Science 0 5 5
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,000
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Postgraduate scholarships are currently being reviewed. Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Accommodation is not guaranteed but many post-graduate students gain places in halls of residence.