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University of South Wales

About University of South Wales

University of South Wales, with over 30,000 students from 120 different countries, is one of the biggest university in Wales, which offers about 200 courses.

It was formed in 2013 following the merger of the University of Glamorgan and University of Wales. The university has four primary departments across its campuses in South Wales.

USW students can choose from both 345 undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The strong relationships between the university and global companies such as IBM, Rolls-Royce, HSBC and BBC support students a lot and help them interact with future employers.

USW is well known for its courses in sports and film and has created several award-winning sports teams and filmmakers. USW's athletic facilities are excellent and some of the finest in the UK.

In reality, 95 percent of students who are a graduate of the institute get to work or work within six months of their graduation from University .


University campuses are all easily accessible by road, rail and air, in Cardiff, Newport, Pontypridd and Dubai.

Treforest, & Glyntaff, Pontypridd Campus

The Pontypridd campus is the largest campus that features historic buildings and modern infrastructure.

The campus is located in different parts : 

Treforest – Which hosts a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses  also engineering and related subjects.

Glyntaff – Where nursing, science and sport courses are based.

Cardiff Campus

The university's media centre is Cardiff Campus. It rests nearby BBC Studios and Pinewood Studios. In addition to a limited number of courses from the Faculty of Business and Society, the Faculty of Creative Industries is located at the Cardiff campus.

Newport City Campus

The largest site of the university is the £40 million site of Newport City Center on the western side of the Usk River.

The campus of Newport is within easy reach and close to the residence hall. Programs can also be carried out on this campus in the fields of counseling, service, social work and community work.

Location Specialities 

• Cardiff is a modern city, with everything from shopping to live sports, culture, arts and history.

• The largest of the three campuses is Pontypridd, consisting of two sites: Treforest and Glyntaff, surrounded by lush open spaces;

• Newport is one of the most iconic university buildings in the city centre.


Pontypridd has residence halls and facilities on its campus of Treforest. Students studying on Cardiff campus at the university have access to private residential halls, shared with other universities in the area. Newport City building has private halls of residence nearby.


  • 114th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 98th in the Guardian University Guide 2020

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the university reached the top five per cent of universities in the world in 2017.

The University was ranked nearly 140 out of 149 colleges and institutions surveyed in the 2017 National Student Survey.

Academic Divisions

  • Faculty of Business and Society
  • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
  • Faculty of Creative Industries
  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

 Study Options

Why University of South Wales

High quality Research and Education Facilities.

A heavy emphasis on employability for the students.

An Affordable Living Cost.

The campuses are located in historic sites.

How to Reach? Or Travel

The university has campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, all within easy road and rail reach. Cardiff is just two hours away by train from London, two hours away by car from the Midlands and less than an hour away by car or train from Bristol.

• Cardiff Wales Airport is its closest airport.

Famous Aluminis

  • Roger Cecil Artist, 
  • Gareth L. Powell, the science fiction author
  • Asif Kapadia filmmaker known for such documentaries as Amy and Senna,

English Language Requirements:


  • UG – 6.0 or equivalent, with No band less than 5.5
  • PG – 6.5 or equivalent, with No band less than 6.0

UG and PG:

  • TOEFL – 72** overall.
  • PTE – 50 overall and a minimum of 42 in all components.

The Requirements may Defer for few Programs.

For more Details on English Language Requirements and Admission Requirements, Click HERE.

University Of South Wales-UK Highlights

UG/PG Course Ratio 1 : 0.66
No.of Campuses 4
Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense £ 3600
International Students Website
Students belonging to 120 Countries
No of Indian Students 232

University of South Wales The Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

  Tuition Fee Scholarship
Degree/HND/Foundation Degree courses in Business or Creative Industries (per year) £13,200 £1,500-£2,500
Degree/HND/Foundation Degree courses in Computing, Engineering, Sciences or Education (per year) £13,500 £1,500-£2,500
Degree/HND placement year £2,700 -
BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Top Up) £13,500 £1,500-£2,500
MBA Global/Legal Practice Course/PgDip Legal Practice Course £15,000 £2,000-£2,500
LLM Laws/MBA/MA/MSc in Business or Creative Industries £14,100 £2,000-£2,500
MA/MSc in Computing, Engineering, Sciences or Education £14,300 £2,000-£2,500
Full-time research fee (per year) £15,000 £2,000-£2,500
Part-time research fee (per year) £7,500 -
Full-time DBA (100% of fees apply to Years 1 and 2, 50% in Years 3, and a writing up fee of £3,750 in Year 4) £12,500 -
25 weeks £9,125 -
20 weeks £7,300 -
15 weeks £5,475 -
10 weeks £3,650 -
5 weeks £1,825 -

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of South Wales Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 12,855


£ 13,765

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 9,050

Campus accommodation

£ 3,817

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.