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One of the best universities to study in Wales, University of South Wales (USW) has over 30,000 students, including 3,500 international students from over 120 countries. You can expect a warm welcome to their campuses in and around Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.

An extensive range of University of South Wales postgraduate courses and undergraduate courses are available at the university’s three campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport. Impressive facilities include a unique business clinic where students provide clients with business solutions giving them real work experience, an award-winning Sports Park, used by Cardiff City Football Club and the British Lions Rugby Squad, and an internationally recognised film school.

Three places with one mission!

Cardiff’s dynamic imagination, Newport’s start-up zeal, and the mountainous landscape surrounding Pontypridd, Glyntaff, and Treforest make USW stand out.

Every campus is well connected, and you have access to everything as a USW student.

Regardless of whatever campus offers your programme, you will have access to the best of South Wales.


The University of South Wales (USW) has had a significant increase in the amount of world leading research according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) outcomes.

USW is now fourth in Wales for impact (up from 8th in 2014, based on 4* / 3*) with 81% of USW’s research impact being classed as world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*).


South Wales is well connected with an international airport in Cardiff, and London just a 2-hour train journey away. USW has three campuses in south Wales, all within close proximity to Cardiff, a safe, small city home to thousands of students.

Excellent transport links make travelling around south Wales easy. Pontypridd Campus is a 20-minute train journey from Cardiff and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and historical sites, whilst Newport is just 10 minutes by train, close to the Wales/England border.