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University of South Wales

Pontypridd, United Kingdom

Public -2013

Public Health, Nursing, Business Administration

Popular Courses

Autumn, Summer and Spring



Student: Teacher Ratio


Acceptance Rate

46 : 54

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Following the union of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport, the University of South Wales was founded in 2013. The University of South Wales was founded by the merging of two institutions, each of which has a long and varied history dating back more than 180 years. Its affiliation is with University Alliance and Universities UK. University of South Wales ranked in the bracket #1001-1200 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and in the bracket #351-400 in the Young University Rankings 2021

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of South Wales has 4 campuses. There are campuses for universities in Dubai, Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. The main campus, USW Pontypridd, contains both old and new construction. USW has more than 50 student societies and clubs, it allows students to join the group that most closely matches their interests. For sports including rugby, badminton, football, polo, swimming, and more, USW has more than 60 teams. A total of 48 areas of study are accessible to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of South Wales. At the undergraduate level, this university provides 264 full-time courses overall. The most popular postgraduate programmes at the University of South Wales are in the life sciences, creative industries, computing, engineering and science, and business and society.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The University of South Wales is the Cyber University of the Year for the third year. It £20 million health education contracts awards. It also produced more CEOs than any other Welsh university. Students of this university are  named top global prize winners. Some of the notable alumni are Emma Darwin – Author, Asif Kapadia - Award-winning filmmaker, Marco Marenghi - Hollywood Animator, Dr. Simon Miti - Zambia politician and Anand Tummala - Head Coach of the USA under 19 cricket team

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

76% of USW undergraduate students are White British, 6% are British students who identify as members of a Black or Minority Ethnic group, and 15% are foreign students. Postgraduate enrollment is made up of 73% White British citizens, 5% Black or Minority Ethnic British Citizens, and 19% International Students. Nearly 95% of the University of South Wales graduates land a job with a reputable company within six months of finishing their study. According to the CWUR Rankings 2021 for World Universities, the University of South Wales is placed 720th for alumni employability. It offers students the chance to work part-time jobs while attending school so they may experience working in a business through the work placement program.

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