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It’s a new world. Start building yours at USW.

At the University of South Wales, we deliver courses that will change lives and our world for the better. This is education in practice, not just in theory. We want you to graduate with the ability to make your own way, experienced and confident to face any challenge. A better tomorrow is possible if we prepare for it today. Find your tomorrow at USW.

USW

Clearing

If you haven’t applied to University yet,  you haven’t quite got the grades you expected, you’ve exceeded your expectations,  or you’ve simply changed your mind about where to study or the course you want to study, applying through Clearing could be the ideal option for you.

This year A level results day is on the 18th August. Clearing opens on the 5th July and we consider applications up until the start of term. Make sure you check your UCAS application as soon as you get your grades to know whether you’ll need to go through clearing or not.

 

10 reasons to study at USW

GETTING HANDS-ON IS THE HEAD-START YOU NEED

THIS IS A PLACE OF INSPIRING CONTRASTS

YOU THRIVE WHEN YOU’RE ENCOURAGED TO BE YOURSELF

Student working on plane

CLASSROOMS REIMAGINED

SUCCESS IS NOT JUST ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW, BUT WHO WE KNOW

AN ACADEMIC COACH FOR EVERY STUDENT

ALL OF LIFE IS HERE, EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK

OUR RESEARCH CHANGES LIVES FOR THE BETTER

INTERACTIVE LEARNING, WHETHER ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE

BETTER TOMORROWS START TODAY

Our locations

Wales is waiting for you

South Wales is a place of inspiring contrasts. It’s city living, welcoming communities, and outdoor adrenaline; it’s about culture and beaches and shopping and castles and music and food; sport-lovers here for epic drama, party people here for good times, and thousands of students already here to build their future. Wherever you study, you’re never more than 20 minutes from somewhere completely different. 

Locations

Cardiff

Newport

Pontypridd

Student life

Joining USW is about more than just a fantastic degree, you’ll be part of a much bigger family.

Mishan Wickremasinghe
Marketing graduate and former SU President

Join the family

At USW you’ll make friends for life, try out lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. You’ll live and study in a supportive environment where difference is valued and celebrated, where you’ll be a name, not a number. 

Every year, we welcome thousands of students who come together with the shared purpose of learning and building for their future, so you’ll be part of a great community. No matter where your tomorrow takes you, you’ll always be part of the USW Family.

Facilities

Classrooms reimagined

At USW, you can gain the skills you need in environments that recreate the workplace. From equipment to software to professional practice, build your confidence on campus and be ready for the real world. Our on-campus aircraft hangar, hospital ward, scenes of crimes house, recording studios and international-standard sports facilities are just a few examples of our approach. Being hands-on is the head-start you need. 

Work experience

I feel so much more confident in my skills and abilities

Euan Thomas
Criminology graduate

Learn from experience

We don’t believe you can learn everything you need from a book. That’s why practical skills, industry partners and work placements are central to our courses. We work with employers across all sectors to link students with placement and graduate opportunities.

At USW you can begin your career before you even graduate, by putting theory into practice and learning from workplace experience. Plus our support continues after you graduate, including personal careers advice, application support and graduate job alerts.

Our accommodation

Home from home 

Where you live is just as important as what you study. For most people, going to uni means moving away from home for the first time and it’s an exciting step. You’ll have your own space to live, study and socialise, your way.

Halls are a big part of your student experience and there’s accommodation at all three of our locations. If you don’t want to live near the campus where you’ll study, there are great transport links to keep you connected. So whether you want campus living or a city centre experience, you can choose what’s right for you. 

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold Level 3 qualifications such as A-levels, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, Access to Higher Education Diploma, and Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. However, we accept a range of different qualifications and will consider a variety of combinations.

We take all aspects of an application into consideration and you may receive a personalised offer based on your predicted grades.

Please make sure you check the entry requirements for your course on our website before you apply.

Open days

Our next undergraduate open day will be:

14.09.22

Get to know USW

We’re looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to USW. Some of our open days are now happening on campus as well as online, so you can choose which you’re most comfortable with.

There are lots of ways to get in touch with us and find out more – you can chat to students and tutors, take virtual tours and ask any questions you have about studying at USW. 

Don’t forget to follow us on social to keep up with what’s happening at USW. #USWFamily

More dates

22.10.22

14.01.23

17.09.23

Find out how to apply

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