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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.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,000
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

  • 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.