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UCAS code: W01

The University of South Wales has campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport. You can choose from a range of subjects and study types. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies, which can grant you exemptions from professional exams and qualifications. There is a focus on employability and student support ranges from wellbeing and study skills to money advice and careers. 

The University of South Wales (USW) has been ranked among the top 25% of universities across the UK in the latest Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES).
Source: University of South Wales Union

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

41%

LOW

Sporty

48%

LOW

Varied union activities

61%

LOW

Creative

65%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

61%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student satisfaction score 75%

Number of students

23,270

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

18%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

47%

of students are male

Young / Mature

49%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

10%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

63 comments (12 students)
    • Finances

      Three stars: Good

      2023, 2nd year student, Health Sciences

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    • Student Union

      Three stars: Good

      2023, 2nd year student, Health Sciences

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    • Course

      Timetable has been confusing at times but course is really interesting Feedback is very helpful from lecturers

      2023, 1st year student, Graphic Design

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    • Overall

      Five stars: Excellent

      2023, 1st year student, Graphic Design

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    • Unilife

      Everyone is very kind, no problems with other students

      2023, 1st year student, Graphic Design

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    • Course

      Love my course as it leads to many career paths and opens many doors

      2023, 1st year student, Childhood And Youth Studies

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