The University of South Wales was formed following the merger of the University of Glamorgan and University of Wales. It can trace its roots back to 1841 and is now one of the largest universities in Britain, with over 25,000 students from 120 different countries enrolled. It is based on five campuses in South Wales – Cardiff, Treforest, Newport, Glyntaff and Caerleon – each catering to different subject areas. 95% of University of South Wales graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
The University benefits from a wide range of partnerships, including British Airways and the National Health Service, and employability is helped by a focus on simulated and specific learning. The University of South Wales also has an internationally recognized film school, as well as one of the UK’s oldest photography schools. The University is a member of the St David’s Day Group, which links Welsh research universities, and focuses mainly on applied research subjects.
Location – Cardiff, Newport, Wales
The University of South Wales is situated on five campuses in southern Wales, originally part of two separate universities. All are within close proximity and cover the cities of Newport and Cardiff, as well as quieter sites in Glyntaff, Caerleon and Treforest. The area is known as the ‘gateway to Wales’ and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and historical sites.
Though deep-rooted in cultural heritage, it is constantly developing and has seen major investments in recent years. Both cities have good transport links, with an international airport just outside the capital and London only two hours away by train
- 114th in the Times University Guide 2020
- 98th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University South Wales doubled the amount of research which was rated as ‘world leading’. Creative industries is ranked top in the UK for its impact, and 15th overall in the UK for world leading research in sports and exercise science.
International Fees – £11,900
Famous For – Engineering, Business, Accounting
Percent International Students – 9.6%