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University of South Wales Prifysgol De Cymru-Treforest, Pontypridd Campus

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School ID: SU440070
Rank: 1,001
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
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University of South Wales is ranked 1001 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education 

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About us

Here at the University of South Wales we always put our students first. We offer a friendly and academically challenging environment with an excellent reputation for teaching quality, state-of-the-art study facilities and supportive staff.

We have over 500 courses available, outstanding graduate employment rates and we've invested £160 million into our facilities.

USW Treforest is in the heart of the South Wales Valleys, with beautiful scenery and rolling landscape. With an onsite student union, sports centre, restaurants, shops, and more, it's boasts a great student community. We have invested in the latest technology, software and equipment to ensure that you are ready to start your chosen career with confidence and experience. Our Treforest campus also has plenty of dedicated workspaces, allowing you to work collaboratively on projects with friends and colleagues.

Why choose us?

  • Courses: We offer smaller class sizes with exceptional support from lecturers and student support departments. What you learn is informed by employers and what happens in the workplace. You’ll gain relevant skills and hear from people with real work experience in your field. Many courses at USW have been accredited by professional bodies – this means they are of the highest standard and can lead to professional qualifications too.
  • Professional skills: Our students learn about their profession in environments that recreate the workplace, using the same equipment and software they’ll find there too. This ensures you will build confidence and be ready for the workplace.
  • Research that matters: Research at USW makes a difference in the real world. We change lives and our world for the better. You’ll be taught by lecturers who are at the forefront of their fields, giving you a window to the latest thinking and developments.
  • USW Family: At USW you’ll make friends for life and try lots of new things. Thousands of students come here every year, so you’ll be part of a great community. This doesn’t end when you graduate – you will automatically become a lifetime member of the University and join a global network of over 200,000 alumni in more than 200 countries. 
  • Generous scholarships: USW offers generous scholarships for international students, as well as competitive tuition fees and flexible payment plans
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year £13,800
Cost of Living/Year £13,500
Application Fee £100
Estimated Total/Year £29,400

Main majors

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Engineering
  • Criminology


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