University of South Wales

Cardiff I Newport I Pontypridd

  • Location: Town, Rural

About us

At USW we ensure your degree is 100% focused on what employers need in the future, by developing and delivering our courses in exclusive partnerships with employers, leaders of industry, the public sector and national bodies, ensuring USW graduates are prepared for tomorrow, ready to build their careers and make a difference.

We have three locations, but we are one University. Every campus is well connected and open to you as a USW student. Whichever campus hosts your course, you get the best of South Wales to explore.

There’s a network of people waiting to help you get the most from your time at USW, from study skills to disability services, counselling and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on the support we give our students, ensuring they have everything they need to thrive.

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University of South Wales - A Place of Inspiring Contrasts

USW’s Cardiff campus is in the creative centre of the capital. Cardiff is a modern, multicultural capital city that will surprise you. There’s always something happening or new places to discover. Lots of USW students choose to live in Cardiff, even if they study elsewhere. Well known as a city of culture and entertainment – it’s a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself. Newport is an independent, multicultural city that’s full of ideas and opportunities. It’s bidding to become the UK City of Culture 2025, which would be a year-long celebration of Newport’s diversity and communities that are rich in culture, tradition and language. Our modern campus is on the riverfront, home to a community of learning that’s dedicated to improving people’s lives. USW Pontypridd is framed by green hills and easy access to the awe-inspiring Brecon Beacons National Park. Here, you’ll have space to focus and horizons to explore. A diverse and friendly community is at the heart of our Pontypridd campus. Here, you’ll find everything you need. Halls on campus are a big part of the community atmosphere that our students love.

What makes us different

At USW, we always aim higher and work harder. We have to. We’re a relatively young University, with a very different approach – partnering with industries and communities to prepare students to shape the future for better.

We also believe that the best way to be career-ready when you graduate, is to study using the same facilities, software and techniques that you will use in your career. Which is why all of our facilities are purpose built and industry standard. Every course provides opportunities to undertake placements with leading companies.

Find out more about the courses on offer at University of South Wales.

From the minute I walked through the door all the way up to now, I never once felt like I’d made the wrong choice. I’ve always felt like I’ve been provided with the best teaching, advice and guidance, and the opportunities have been plentiful.

Zacharie Johnson-Pillon
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
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Course locations

Coleg y Cymoedd (Aberdare)

Coleg Morgannwg (Aberdare), Cwmdare Road, Aberdare, CF44 8ST

Main Site

Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL

Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw)

Parc Natgarw, Heol y Coleg, Cardiff, CF15 7QX

Merthyr Tydfil College

Merthyr Tydfil College, Ynysfach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1AR

Cardiff (Atrium) Campus

University of South Wales, Pontypridd, Cardiff, CF37 1DL

Main Site

Pontypridd, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL

Torfaen Learning Zone

Torfaen Learning Zone, St Davids Road, Cwmbran, NP44 1DF

Coleg y Cymoedd (Rhondda College)

Coleg Morgannwg (Rhondda College), Rhondda, Tonypandy, CF40 2TQ


University of South Wales, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL

Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff)

Cardiff And Vale College (Cardiff), Trowbridge Road, Cardiff, CF3 1XZ

City Campus, Newport

Usk Way, Newport (Wales), NP20 2BP

Glyntaff Campus

Glyntaff, Pontypridd, CF37 4BD

Gower College Swansea

Tycoch Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9EB

Coleg Gwent (Cross Keys)

Coleg Gwent (Cross Keys), Risca Road, Cross Keys, NP11 7ZA


University Of South Wales, Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN

Coleg Gwent (Usk)

Coleg Gwent (Usk), Llanbadoc, Llanbadoc, Usk, NP15 1XJ

Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale)

Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale), Waun-Y-Pound Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6GT

Coleg Gwent (Newport)

Coleg Gwent (Newport), Nash Road, Newport, NP19 4TS


Newport City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP