University of South Wales
University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Pontypridd
Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
The University is based in South Wales, UK with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. Wales is a country in its own right, but is part of the UK. South Wales has a vibrant city life, culture, nightlife, music festivals, award-winning beaches, outdoor adventure, history and breath-taking countryside.
It is a safe, affordable and welcoming place to study. Our students love the friendly atmosphere at the University of South Wales. All our campuses are easily reached by road, rail and air.
The University of South Wales offers an attractive range of scholarships for EU students. Eligible EU students starting a course in September 2024 will be automatically awarded a scholarship, which will bring the tuition fee amount in line with the fee paid by UK students. This will apply for the duration of your course.
USW Pontypridd is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. USW Pontypridd is our largest campus and is made up of two sites; Treforest and Glyntaff.
From historic buildings to new, modern structures, Pontypridd Campus reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here, you’ll find everything you need in one place – your classes, the library, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.
You can study accounting, business, computing, engineering, health, humanities, law, police sciences, psychology, science, sport and pre-sessional English language programmes at Pontypridd Campus.
On campus there is student accommodation, Students’ Union (nightclub), library and Student Centre, Sport Centre, food, drink, cafes (coffee), USW Sport Park, train station (20 minutes train ride to Cardiff), Chaplaincy and multi-faith prayer facilities.
Cardiff is right in the city centre – the perfect home for our creative industries students. You’ll find study spaces, the library and the Students’ Union – all in the one impressive building.
Cardiff is a major centre for media production in the UK, with BBC drama studios on the doorstep and Pinewood Studios nearby. The city centre is also set to welcome the headquarters of BBC Wales, while ITV Wales has made Cardiff Bay its new home. Cardiff is known as a city of culture and entertainment.
You can study fashion, film, design, communication, drama, dance, performance, journalism, media, music and sound in our Cardiff Campus.
Cardiff has a vibrant arts and live music scene and is a city of attractions, from the castle to the bay. There is a great nightlife - somewhere to go every night for all tastes. It's a shopper’s paradise, with all the main shops in walking distance within the city centre, featuring everything from indie shops in Victorian and Edwardian arcades to high-end fashion brands in contemporary malls.
The city hosts international sporting events, has lots of green spaces and is just two hours from London by train.
Right at the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, is one of the University's most iconic buildings. It couldn't be in a better location to embrace city life in Newport. Plus, the Halls of Residence are just a few minutes’ walk away.
The campus is a beautiful, modern building with a Starbucks Cafe, open plan library and innovative teaching spaces, including our Cyber Security Academy.
You can study business, counselling, hotel and hospitality management, social work, teacher training, working with children and families and youth and community work at Newport Campus.