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USW Cardiff

        USW Pontypridd, Treforest

                                      95%                                                 International
                                    OF GRADUATES
                                    in employment or further
                                     study within six months
                                         of graduation.
                                                                                          and EU Student
                                          (DLHE 2016/17)

                                                                              USW Dubai

USW Pontypridd, Glyntaff

                                                       USW Newport

               Search: USW International                                                  DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL
               Pontypridd, Wales, UK CF37 1DL
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                                                  CARDIFF • PONTYPRIDD • NEWPORT • DUBAI
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WELCOME TO USW                                                                                   LIKE, FOLLOW, SHARE
                                                                                                     The best way to keep up with what’s happening at USW is to follow us – search: USW International
    Thank you for your interest in the University of South Wales. There are lots of ways
    you can find out more about the University and meet our friendly team – online, in
    your country, or with a visit to our campuses in the UK.                                                                                                                   VIRTUAL
    In your country                                                     Open Day, USW Pontypridd   Library and Student Centre, USW Pontypridd
                                                                                                                                                                             TOURS ONLINE
                                                                                                                                                                         We have virtual tours online, so you can
    Members of our International Team travel
    the globe to meet people who are                                                                                                                                   look around our campuses and see where
    interested in studying at USW. We also                                                                                                                                  you’ll study at any time. Discover
    have a network of representatives who                                                                                                                                    what’s waiting for you at USW:
    are permanently based in countries
    around the world.

    To find out how to contact the
    representative in your country, or when
    one of the USW International and EU
    Team will be visiting an exhibition near
    you, check the ‘Your country’ pages on
    our website:                    VISIT US
    Visit our campuses                                 AT AN
    You can visit our campuses in the UK at
    an Open Day – we hold events
                                                     OPEN DAY
    throughout the year. You can find out
    more and book your place online:

    There are also events for students
    interested in our Dubai Campus, either in
    Dubai or at a Virtual Open Day – there
    are more details on our website:

    If you can’t come to an open day but                                                                                                                              HOW TO CONTACT US
    you’d like to visit a campus, please
    contact us and we’ll be happy to arrange                                                                                                                          If you have any questions, you can ask us
    a visit.                                                                                                                                                          any time – please contact us in the way
                                                                                                                                                                      that best suits you.

                                                                                                                                                                      Phone: +44 (0)1443 654 450
                                                                                                                                                                      Live chat: We're online Monday to Friday,
                                                                                                                                                                      9am-4pm UK time – simply visit our

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                                                     Welcome to USW                                      1
                                                     Welcome from the Vice Chancellor                    4   It is my real pleasure to
                                                     The International Team                              5

                                                     10 reasons to study at USW                          7
                                                     10 reasons to study in south Wales                  9
                                                     USW Cardiff                                         11
                                                     USW Pontypridd                                     13
                                                     USW Newport                                        15
                                                     USW Dubai                                          17
                                                                                                             your interest in the University of
                                                     Accommodation                                      19   South Wales and introduce our
                                                     USW Sport                                          21
                                                     Students’ Union                                    23   International Student Guide to you.
                                                     Careers and employability                          25
                                                     Fees and scholarships for international students   27
                                                     Fees and funding for EU students                   29
                                                     Support for EU and international students          30
                                                     International Welcome Programme                    31
                                                                                                             Your time here at USW will make a real difference to your life. Whether you’re
                                                                                                             learning with senior leaders from the BBC or aerospace engineers from major
                                                     Courses                                                 airlines, you’ll be part of a professional university that understands employers and
                                                     Faculty of Business and Society                    33   gives you a head start for the real world of work.

                                                     Undergraduate courses                              35   You’ll meet creative and inspiring lecturers and technicians, in an academic
                                                     Postgraduate courses                               36   community whose learning is underpinned with serious research for the real world,
                                                     Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science      37   from renewable energy to criminology, media to health services.

                                                     Undergraduate courses                              39   We’re a very diverse community, and we’re proud of it. We’re inclusive in who
                                                     Postgraduate courses                               40   studies at USW and how we teach. If you choose USW, you’ll make friends and
                                                     Faculty of Creative Industries                     41   meet people of every age and background, from 18-year-old undergraduates to
                                                                                                             established professionals. This will be vital in your own professional network
                                                     Undergraduate courses                              43   through your career, whether you’re just starting out or have already been working
                                                     Postgraduate courses                               44   for some time.
                                                     Faculty of Life Sciences and Education             45
                                                                                                             Your time at USW will broaden your horizons, teach you new ways of looking at the
                                                     Undergraduate courses                              47   world around you, and unlock your potential to make the most of your career.
                                                     Postgraduate courses                               48   Students like you who have made us their choice have gone on to run big
                                                                                                             international companies and start their own businesses. They’ve risen to the top
                                                                                                             of their professions. They’ve published books, designed for the catwalk and won
                                                     English language preparation                       49   Oscars. You could too.
                                                     International Foundation Programme,
                                                     Intensive English                                  51   I hope to meet you soon at USW.
                                                     Courses with work placements                       52
                                                     How to apply                                       53
                                                     Visas and immigration                              55
                                                     Online courses                                     57
                                                     Alumni                                             58   Professor Julie Lydon OBE
                                                     International partnerships                         58   Vice-Chancellor

                                                     Useful contacts                                    59

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Immigration and International Student Advice Team

    Our team is here to provide you with exceptional support every step of
                                                                                                                                              Donal O’Connor,
    the way, from your initial application through to your graduation.                                                                        Director of International

    In your country
    Our international representatives are
    based in countries all over the world.                                                                                                                                            From the left: Tim Goss, Kath Williams, Natalie Jones, Darren Avery
    They can support you with your
    application to study with us and help to
    prepare you for your arrival in the UK.
    Visit the ‘Your country’ pages on our                                                                                                                                             Immigration and                                  UK (see pages 31-32), and organise social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       events. We also work with other
                                                                                                                                                                                      International Student                            departments within the University to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ensure that the University is compliant
                                                                                                                                                                                      Advice                                           under the Tier 4 immigration regulations.
    International and EU
    Student Recruitment                                                                                                                                                               We give information and advice before
                                                                                                                                                                                      you arrive at the University and while you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CONTACT US
                                                                                                                                                                                      are studying here. We can help you with a
    We are here to help you with any                                                                                                                                                                                                   +44 (0)1443 482 083
                                                                                                                                                                                      range of non-academic matters, like
    questions that you have about studying
                                                                                                                                                                                      immigration, cultural issues and daily life
    at the University of South Wales, whether                                                                                                                                                                                          You can also contact us through our
                                                                                                                                                                                      in the UK.
    you are thinking about studying with us                                                                                                                                                                                            ‘Ask an Adviser’ live chat. Visit
    or if you have already submitted your                                                                                                                                                                                     for
                                                                                                                                                                                      We arrange our international welcome
    application.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       more information and times.
                                                                                                                                                                                      programme for new international
                                                                                                                                                                                      students, help you when you arrive in the
    We often travel overseas to meet with
    students and parents. To find out when
    we will be visiting your country, visit the
    ‘Your country’ pages at:

    +44 (0)1443 654 450

                                                     From the left: Jo Scaplehorn, Sally-Anne Awcock, Sarah Bradney, Jenny Zhou, Joe Paley,
                                                     Maria Fernandes, Richard Stacey, Tom Hill, Kim Williams and Sally Fairburn
                                                                                                                                              Dr Lisa Davies, Head of International
                                                     International Recruitment Team
                                                                                                                                              and Partnership Development

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    AT USW
                                    1                                                           6
                    A LARGE UNIVERSITY                                              SCHOLARSHIPS
           We’re among the 10 largest universities in the UK,          USW offers generous scholarships for international
                       with 30,000 students.                                     students – turn to page 27.

                                    2                                                          7                                          DISCOVER
                    GLOBAL COMMUNITY                                        HIGH-ACHIEVING ALUMNI                                           MORE
     USW welcomes 2,500 students each year from 120 countries     You can find our graduates all over the world, making a real
                       all over the world.                          difference in their professions. Find out more about our         about the University of South
                                                                                       alumni on page 58.                                   Wales online:
                                                                                               8                                            international
              TOP 10 FOR POSTGRADUATE
           We’re ranked 10th out of 131 UK universities for                            FLEXIBILITY
    postgraduate studies (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019).    Many of our courses start in February as well as September.

                                    4                                                          9
                      CAREER FOCUSED                                             EXCELLENT CHOICE
       95% of graduates are in work or further study within six   You can choose from nearly 600 programmes at USW, some
       months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17) – find out more on      with guaranteed work placements and many that lead to
                              page 25.                            professional certification. Find out more starting on page 25.

                                    5                                                         10
                                                                                                                                        DID YOU
                     VALUE FOR MONEY                                               STUDY SUPPORT
        We offer students competitive tuition fees and flexible        We offer smaller class sizes with exceptional support         Cardiff is the most
            payment plans – see pages 27-29 for details.               from lecturers and student support departments.
                                                                                                                                   affordable UK city
                                                                                                                                      for students.
                                                                                                                                     (NatWest Student Living
                                                                                                                                          Index 2019)

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“There are a lot of reasons for choosing to
                                                                                                                                                                study in south Wales, for example, Wales

    10 REASONS TO STUDY                                                                                                                                         offers a low cost of living compared to
                                                                                                                                                                other parts of the UK. Also, food,
                                                                                                                                                                accommodation, entertainment, travel

    IN SOUTH WALES                                                                                                                                              and education are all very affordable.”
                                                                                                                                            Nurshuhada Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
                                                                                                                                            MSc Fashion Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Purple Flag accolade has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      been awarded to the city of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cardiff for offering an
                                                                                                                                            All our campuses are easily reached by                                                    entertaining, diverse, safe and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      enjoyable night out.
                                                                                                                                            road, rail and air, with an international
                                                                                                                                            airport in Cardiff, so wherever you come
                                                                                                                                            from, you're never far from home.
                                                                                                                                            Turn over to find out more.                                            HOW IS THE
    Cardiff Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WEATHER THERE?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wales has a mild temperature, like the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rest of the UK. Yes, we have rainfall
                                     1                                                                  6                                                                                                           at some times during the year,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    but we also have lots of sunny
                                                                                                                                                Pontypridd Campus,
                      A WARM WELCOME                                                       UNIQUE CULTURE                                       Treforest and Glyntaff sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         days so you can enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the outdoors.
       Wales is a welcoming place to study. Our students love the            Wales has its own culture. It is famous for music and is
                      friendly atmosphere at USW.                                         known as ‘The Land of Song’.                          Cardiff Campus
                                                                                                                                                Newport Campus
                                     2                                                                  7                                   Ò Airports
                              CITY LIFE                                                VIBRANT ARTS SCENE
     Cardiff is an exciting capital city with lots going on. And if you   Whether you like theatre or live music, opera or dance, you will                                                                                         Glamorgan Heritage Coast
        want to go to London, it’s just two hours away by train.                       find it happening in south Wales.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “The UK offered
                                     3                                                                  8                                                                                                                                          me my preferred
                      VALUE FOR MONEY                                                             HISTORY                                                                                                                                          course, multi-
            Cardiff is the most affordable UK city for students             There are over 600 castles in Wales -- that’s more castles per                                                                                                           cultural
                 (NatWest Student Living Index 2019).                        square mile than any other country! And we have six                                                                                                                   environment,
                                                                                      UNESCO World Heritage sites too.                                           Dublin                                                                            academic
                                     4                                                                                                                                                              Manchester                                     excellence and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  financial assistance. I found USW's
                   INTERNATIONAL SPORT
    If you want to watch world-class sport, Cardiff has international                      EXCELLENT LINKS                                                                                                                         location exquisite, serene and
      rugby, international football, world cup cricket and lots more.         to all major cities in the UK and the rest of the world.                                                            Birmingham                      peaceful. People are friendly and
                                                                                                                                                                                    Pontypridd                                    co-operative. I have enjoyed living
                                     5                                                                  10                                                                                   Newport

                                                                                                                                                                                       Ò Ò
                                                                                                                                                                                Cardiff                                           here.”
                    BEAUTIFUL BEACHES                                                         STUDENT LIFE                                                                                Bristol                                 Attique ur Rahman,
        From USW, you can easily reach the stunning Glamorgan             Cardiff is a multicultural, safe city and home to thousands of                                                                                           MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting,
               Heritage Coast or the Gower Peninsula.                                   students from around the globe.                                                                                                           Chevening Scholar from Pakistan

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CARDIFF:                                                                                                                                                 WHAT’S WAITING
     A GREAT                                                                                                                                                  FOR yOU IN
     CAPITAL CITY                                                                                                                                             CARDIFF?
     Cardiff is a great place to live and study.                                  Victorian shopping                                                          •   Safe, multicultural capital city
                                                                                    arcade, Cardiff
     USW Cardiff is in the city centre, putting                                                                                                               •   Vibrant arts and live music scene
     you at the heart of the Welsh capital.                                                                                                                   •   Great nightlife
                                                                                                                                                              •   International sporting events
                                                                                                                                                              •   Green spaces and parks
                                                                                                                                                              •   Just two hours from London by train

                                                                                                                                    DID YOU
                                                                                                                                  Cardiff is the most
                                                                                                                                  affordable UK city
                                                      Cardiff City Centre   USW Cardiff
                                                                                                                                     for students.
                                                                                                                                   (NatWest Student Living                                       Millennium Centre, Cardiff
                                                                                                                                        Index 2019)

     USW Cardiff                                                                                                                                                            “Wales without doubt
     At USW Cardiff you can develop your creative work in a
                                                                           What you can study here:                                                                         has become one of my
     professional environment. You’ll find modern specialist facilities,                                                                                                    favourite spots in the
     study spaces, a library and the Students’ Union all in one city       •   Animation and Games                                                                          UK because of its cosy
     centre building. Take a look around at:       •   Design and Communication                                                                     feeling and how easily
     A city of culture and entertainment, Cardiff is the perfect place      •   Drama, Dance and Performance                                                                 you can fit in, which
     for creative industries students. The city is a major centre for
     media production in the UK, with the BBC’s Roath Lock drama           •   Fashion                                                                       helped me feel at home. The people
     studios on the doorstep and Pinewood Studios nearby. The city
     centre is also set to welcome the headquarters of BBC Wales,
                                                                           •   Film and Visual Effects                                                       are very warm and friendly, and
     while ITV Wales is making Cardiff Bay its new home.                    •   Journalism and Media                                                          Cardiff in particular is multicultural”.
                         The Purple Flag accolade has been                 •   Music and Sound                                                               Muhanned Kalash, Chevening Scholar, Libya
                         awarded to the city of Cardiff for offering                                                                                           MSc Global Governance
                         an entertaining, diverse, safe and                •   Photography
                                                                                                              Bute Park, Cardiff
                         enjoyable night out.

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DID YOU                    USW Pontypridd, Treforest

        PONTYPRIDD:                                                                                                                 KNOW?                                                    PONTyPRIDD:
        A BREATH OF FRESH AIR                                                                                                We have a train station on
                                                                                                                             our doorstep with regular
                                                                                                                                                                                             WHAT yOU’LL FIND
         you’ll find USW Pontypridd (Treforest                                                                                trains to Cardiff within 20
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   Student community and social scene
                                                                                                                               minutes, and beyond.
         and Glyntaff) in the heart of south Wales,                                                                                                                                          •   Green open spaces and fresh air
         just 20 minutes from Cardiff by train.                                                                                                                                              •   Warm and friendly welcome
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   National Lido of Wales
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   Cities, mountains and beaches all in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 easy reach
                                                                                                                                                                                           USW Pontypridd, Glyntaff

                                                           DID YOU
                                                Wales was voted in the
                                                 top 5 best places in
                                                  the world to visit.
                                                           (Rough Guide, 2018)

     USW Pontypridd                                                                                                                       “South Wales is definitely
     USW Pontypridd is a campus surrounded by green open
                                                                                 What you can study here:                                 somewhere you can make a                           What’s at USW Pontypridd?
                                                                                                                                          home away from home.
     spaces. Students love the community atmosphere, as well as
     the convenience of living and studying in the same place. USW
                                                                                 •   Accounting     • Police Sciences                     Cardiff is only a 20 minute train                   •   Halls of Residence
     Pontypridd is made up of two sites; Treforest and Glyntaff.                  •   Business       • Pre-sessional                       journey away from the
                                                                                                                                          Pontypridd Campus, therefore
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   Students’ Union
     From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Pontypridd                 •   Chiropractic     English Language                                                                       •   Library and Student Centre
                                                                                                                                          city life is close enough. I’ve
     reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. On a safe
                                                                                 •   Computing        Programmes         adopted a healthy lifestyle by joining the gym                      •   Chaplaincy and multi-faith prayer facilities
     campus with 24-hour security, you’ll find everything you
     need in one place – your classes, the library, cafes and                    •   Engineering    • Psychology         and make the most of the opportunities available
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   International Zone
     accommodation. If you want to visit the city, Cardiff is just 20                                                     to me. My overall experience here has been
     minutes away by train – and we have a train station right next              •   Health         • Science                                                                                •   Sport Centre
     to the campus.
                                                                                 •   Humanities     • Sport                                                                                  •   USW Sport Park
                                                                                                                         Oscar Ferreira do Carmo, Chevening Scholar, Brazil
                                                                                 •   Law                                 Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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NEWPORT: ON                                                            USW Newport

     Newport is a great student city with a
     bright future.

     USW Newport
     Right at the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, is USW
     Newport. It’s one of the University's most iconic buildings and 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, so
     you won't have to get up too early for your 9am lectures!

     USW Newport is home to a wide range of subject areas, so you’ll
     benefit from studying in a diverse atmosphere.                         NEWPORT:
     We're continually developing facilities – there’s a cafe with
     Starbucks coffee, Students’ Union and study spaces, with more
     developments to come. Whether you're studying a business
                                                                            WHAT yOU’LL FIND
                                                                            • Modern university building
     course or training in hotel and hospitality management, you
     won't be disappointed by the fantastic facilities at USW
                                                                            • Great nightlife and entertainment
                                                                            • Brand-new entertainment complex
                                                                                                                                                                                               TAKE A
                                DID YOU                                       opposite Campus                                                                                               CLOSER LOOK
                                                                            • Proud industrial heritage                                                                                        Check out student life
                                KNOW?                                       • Less than 20 mins from Cardiff, the capital                                                                          in Newport:
                       USW and the Celtic Manor                               of Wales                                                                                                
                      Resort have joined forces to                          • Less than two hours from London by train                                                                               newport
                    develop the BA (Hons) Hotel and
                    Hospitality Management course.                          • Links with the 5* Celtic Manor Resort
                         This is the first of its
                              kind in Wales.                                What you can study here:                        CyBER ACADEMy
                                                                            •   Business                                    The University of South Wales and Welsh Government have
                                                                                                                            joined forces to launch an innovative project to help address
                                                                            •   Counselling                                 a shortage of cyber security skills and develop the next
                                                                            •   Education                                   generation of cyber security experts.

                                                                            •   Hotel and Hospitality Management            The National Cyber Security Academy (NCSA), the first of its
                                                                                                                            kind in Wales and a major UK initiative, is located at USW’s
                                                                            •   Social Work                                 Newport Campus and offers the BSc (Hons) Applied Cyber
                                                                            •   Working with Children and Families          Security.

                                                                            •   Youth and Community Work                                                                                                                      USW Newport
                                                      Celtic Manor Resort

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USW Dubai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OUR DUBAI
     DUBAI: A GLOBAL HUB                                                                                                                                                                                                          CAMPUS INCLUDES:
     OF OPPORTUNITY                                                                                                                                                                                                               •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aircraft assembly hangar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Avionic laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   Riveting workshop
     Our campus is in Dubai South – the purpose-built city for business                                                                                                                                                           •   Gas turbine engine workshop
     and industry, close to Al Maktoum International Airport.                                                                                                                                                                     •   Computer laboratories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   Student social space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   Student library
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Explore our campus during an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Open Day. Book your place at:
                                                                                                                                                         DID YOU
                                                                                                                                                  Demand for commercial airline
                                                                                                                                                  engineers for the next 20 years                                     USW Dubai
     Generous scholarships are                                                   USW Dubai                                                          is set to be above 648,000.
                                                                                                                                                              (Boeing 2017)
                                                                                 Our Dubai Campus offers an exciting combination of
     available to help with the cost                                             academic study and practical training using impressive
                                                                                 facilities, in a region surrounded by key industry leaders and
     of studying.                                                                graduate opportunities.

                                                                                 The ICF International predicts that the Maintenance, Repair
                                                                                 and Overhaul (MRO) market in the Middle East is set to grow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What you can study here:
                                                                                 from $4.6bn in 2015 to $8.8bn by 2025 – annual growth of
                                                                                 6.7%. With high demand for skilled professionals, as well as a                                                                                   • BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance
                                                                                 range of aeronautical degrees, our Dubai Campus offers
                                                                                 professional postgraduate courses in cyber security, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Engineering (including Foundation Year)
                                                                                 logistics and supply chain management.                                                                                                           • BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Engineering (Top-Up)
                                                                                                                                                   Employability                                                                  • MSc International Logistics and Supply

                                                                                                                                                   At USW, employability is at the core of what we do. University graduates         Chain Management
                                                                                                                                                   are in demand in the civil and defence aerospace sectors worldwide.
                                     UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
                                                                                                                                                   Graduates find employment in many branches of industry, with recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MSc Cyber Security
                                                                                                                                                   graduate destinations including Airbus, British Airways, Aerfin, Emirates,
                                                                                                                                                   Kuwait Airways, GE Aviation and TES Aviation.
            Abu Dhabi                                                            Aircraft assembly hangar

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ACCOMMODATION:                                                                                                                         Mountain Halls, USW Pontypridd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WHAT WILL
     YOUR HOME FROM HOME                                                                                                                                                                                                            I GET FOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MY MONEY?
     We want you to feel at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pontypridd Halls
     home while you are                                                                                                                                                                                                             • From £108.78 per week*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Own room with private shower
     studying at USW, so we                                                                                                                                                                                                            room and toilet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shared kitchen and dining area with
     have a range of good                                                                                                                                                                                                             five other people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fast-speed internet access
     quality accommodation.                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Bills included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Insurance for personal belongings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 24 hour security system
     Living in Halls of Residence is a great way
     to meet people and make new friends.                                                                                                                                                                                           Cardiff Halls
     You’ll be close to the library, lectures and                                                                                                                                                                                   • From £121 per week*
     the Students’ Union, plus you won’t have
     to budget for travelling costs. You can
     also choose to live in a privately rented
                                                                                                                                                TAKE A                                                                              • Own room with private shower and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shared kitchen, dining and living area
     house with other students.

                                                                                                                                             LOOK AROUND                                                                            • Internet access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shared common room with TV and

     The University has Halls on campus at
                                                                                                              Halls of Residence, Newport
                                                                                                                                               Watch our 360˚ tours and                                                               pool table
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bills included
     USW Pontypridd, so you can live and
     study in a friendly, community                   Accommodation Services                                                                        videos online:                                                                  • 24 hour security system

     atmosphere that our students love.               We’ll tell you how to apply for a room as     “I live in Halls on campus. It is
                                                                                                    convenient as it’s very close to my
                                                                                                                                                                               “I live in private,       Newport Halls
                                                      part of the University application process.
     Cardiff                                           Find out more online:                         classes, library, Students' Union,             accommodation                                          shared                    • From £96 per week*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Own room with private shower
     In Cardiff, we work with student                        and Sport Centre.”                                                                                    accommodation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      room and toilet
     accommodation provider Liberty Living.                                                                                                                                                               a short walk              • Shared kitchen and common room
     They offer ensuite rooms in Halls of              If you don’t want a place in Halls, private   Sharif Khoshnaw, Chevening Scholar,
                                                                                                    Kurdistan, MSc Renewable Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                          from the                    with Sky TV
     Residence right in the city centre – one         accommodation could be an option and                                                                                                                                          • Fast-speed internet access
     of the Halls is directly opposite the USW        we can help you find the right place to       and Resource Management                                                                               Pontypridd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bills included
     Cardiff campus.                                   live. We keep a database of local                                                                                                                   Campus, so it’s           • Insurance for personal belongings
                                                      authority-registered landlords whose                                                                                              very convenient for me. The                 • 24 hour security system
     Newport                                          properties meet the legal minimum                                                                                                 place is so nice, with facilities that
     In Newport city centre, the University has       standard and safety regulations. Visit:
                                                                                                                                                                                        allow me to prepare my own                  Privately rented house
     teamed up with private provider, CLV, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • From £50 per week*
     offer modern Halls of Residence very                                                                                                                                                traditional meals. It’s like home           • Own bedroom
     close to USW Newport and overlooking             How will I pay?                                                                                                                   away from home!”                            • Shared kitchen, bathroom and
     the River Usk.                                   International students must pay Halls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lounge, usually with three to five
                                                      rental in full at the beginning of the                                                                                            Kudakwashe Magura,                            others
                                                      academic year. EU students must pay                                                                                               Chevening Scholar, Zimbabwe                 • Bills not included (approximately
                                                      Halls rental for Newport and Cardiff                                                                                               MSc Engineering Management                    £15 per week)
                                                      campuses in full at the beginning of the
       ACCOMMODATION ENQUIRIES                        year, unless they have a UK guarantor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All Halls have coin-operated laundry
                                                      Students staying in a privately rented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    facilities and are staffed 24 hours a day.
       Call: +44 (0)1443 482 044                      house should refer to their contract for
       E-mail:                 payment details.
       Visit:                                                                                                                                                                                                     *Based on 2019 prices. Please check our website
       accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                                                for the latest information.
                                                                                                                                                       Mountain Halls, USW Pontypridd

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USW SPORT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SPORT PARK
        Whether you are studying sport or you play sport as a hobby, USW has some of                                                                                                                                                                 USW Sport Park is one of the best
        the best sports facilities in the UK. There are plenty of ways to get active, keep fit                                                                                                                                                        university sport coaching and training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     venues in the country. It’s just a few
        and stay healthy while you study here.                                                                                                                                                                                                       kilometres from USW Pontypridd and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     there is a free shuttle bus.
        Sport Centre: USW Pontypridd                     Membership                                  Gyms: Newport and Cardiff
        (Treforest)                                      We have various membership options          Students who live or study in Newport or                                                                                                        We have 11 pitches, including four
        The Sport Centre has a huge main hall, a         available for students, so keeping fit is   Cardiff can use sport facilities at                                                                                                              floodlit pitches, an artificial training
        gym with entertainment while you train,          affordable. Visit our website, or pop into   USW Pontypridd, but we’ve also arranged                                                                                                         pitch and a 3G rubber crumb floodlit
        squash courts, a climbing wall, a free           the Sport Centre at Pontypridd when you     discounted rates with gyms and health                                                                                                           football pitch. Our sports hall includes
        weights room, sauna and steam room,              arrive.                                     clubs in Cardiff. USW Newport is right                                                                                                           a national standard six badminton
        and a studio for dance and martial arts.                                                     opposite the Newport Centre, which has                                                                                                          court with sprung floor.
        There are daily fitness classes, like spin,                                                  a pool, fitness centre, health suite, sports
        kettlebells and pilates. If you’re just                                                      hall, and a fantastic student deal.                                                                                                             Our full-sized indoor football pitch is
        chilling out, you can watch Sky Sports                                                                                                                                                                                                       the only one at a university in England
        with all the latest channels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Wales, and is built to the FIFA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     standards and World Rugby 22

       REPRESENT                                         Sports in the UK university league competition include:
                                                         • lacrosse • tennis • ultimate frisbee • archery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Many professional teams regularly use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     USW Sport Park for training, such as

       USW AT ONE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Wales football team and Cardiff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     City Football Club, as well as the
                                                         • mountain biking • swimming • golf • surfing                                                                                                                                                touring British Lions, Australia, New

       OF THESE                                          • sailing • canoeing • archery • water polo
                                                         • snowsports • shooting • futsal • and many more
                                                                                                                                                    Indoor 3G Pitch, USW Sport Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Zealand and South Africa rugby

       SPORTS                                            For a full list, visit:                                              Play Sport
                                                                                                                                                     From indoor climbing to yoga, archery
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Performance Sport Programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Performance Sport Programme aids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “The gym
     USW Basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                offers great
                                                                                                                                                     and everything in between, there’s sure     the development of talented student
                                                                                                                                                     to be something you’ll enjoy. You can       athletes while they study. Focus Sport                         sporting
                                                                                                                                                     enjoy the social side of sport or try       helps students achieve excellence in their                     equipment
                                                                                                                                                     something totally new. USW Sport has        sport, and there are scholarships for
                                                                                                                                                     over 65 teams that compete in the British   students who compete nationally or
                                                                                                                                                     Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)      internationally and represent the                              instructional
                                                                                                                                                     leagues.                                    University in one of the BUCS sports.          courses such as yoga,
                                                                                                                                                     Sport Qualifications                                     The University of South           pilates, kick boxing, archery
                                                                                                                                                     If you love a particular sport, you can                  Wales, Cardiff University and      and rock climbing.”
                                                                                                                                                     work towards a National Governing Body                   Cardiff Metropolitan
                                                                                                                                                     coaching award. These awards and work                    University have formed the        Crystal Jia Yee Foo,
                                                                                                                                                     experience will put you in a strong         Cardiff/USW Institute Centre for                Malaysia, Master of Chiropractic
                                                                                                                                                     position for a range of employment          Cricketing Excellence. It’s one of only six
                                                                                                                                                     opportunities, even for careers outside     centres in the UK where the best young
                                                                                                                                                     sport.                                      cricketers can combine higher education
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with their sporting development.

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YOUR STUDENTS’ UNION                                                                                                                                                                           MEET OUR BLOGGERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                    USW Bloggers share what student life is like through their vlogs – follow
                                                                                                                                                                                                    them to hear about USW life in their own words.
     The Students’ Union (SU) is an important part of student life.                                                                                                                                 If you’ve got a question about being a student here, just get in touch with
                                                                                                                                                                                                    them through Instagram.

                                                                                                     ACCESS                                                                                         Follow their blogs at:
                                                                                                     ALL AREAS                                                                                      Or look for them on Instagram: @uswbloggers

                                                                                                     Visit                          Employment                                 Get involved                                   Welfare
                                                                                                                                              The Union needs staff for lots of roles,    The Union is run by students for students,     University is a fantastic experience, but
                                                                                                     for a look at Union life.                such as bar work or couriers. The Job      so you get to vote and elect your              being a student can be completely
                                                                                                                                              Shop advertises vacancies across the       representatives. The Student Council is        different from the life you led before. If
                                                                                                                                              University. They can also advise you on    made up of reps from all walks of student      you have any worries or problems, the
                                                                                                                                              getting experience through volunteering,   life. You can raise concerns, suggest          Welfare Service is here to listen and
                                                                                                                                              or help you get your business ideas up     changes, or just tell people how great         support you.
                                                                                                                                              and running.                               things are by getting in touch with
                                                                                                                                                                                         Student Council members.

                                                                                                                                             Students’ Union Executive Officers 2019-20

                                                                                                           Students’ Union, USW Pontypridd

     The SU is where you can get advice, play         Clubs and societies                                            “There are so
     sport, make new friends from all over the        If you join a club or society, you’ll meet                     many societies
     world, find work and have your voice             lots of new people and get involved in all
     heard. You automatically get membership          sorts of activities, from demonstrations
                                                                                                                     and clubs
     of the Union when you enrol and you can          and day trips, to nights out and parties.                      available for
     enjoy what’s on offer at any USW location,        If there isn’t a society for your activity,                    international
     no matter where you study.                       simply find enough like-minded people                          students. I
                                                      and set up your own! Find out more at:
     Social life                                                                        have met
     There is lots of entertainment at the                                                          some awesome friends from all
     Union. It’s a friendly place, where you can                                                    over the world and got to
     watch live sport on the big screen, enjoy
     a meal, grab a coffee, or just take a break
                                                                                                    know the differences among
     and relax. In the evenings, you can enjoy                                                      cultures and religions.”
     live bands, pub quizzes, film screenings,
     theme nights and more:                                                                         Lam Thanh Sang, Vietnam,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              University of South Wales Students’ Union                                                                               BA (Hons) International Business                                                                                                                          Undeb Myfyrwyr Prifysgol De Cymru

                                                                                                    (Top Up)

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CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY                                                                                                                   Accredited courses
                                                                                                                                                   Many courses at the University have been accredited by professional bodies.
                                                                                                                                                   This means they are of the highest standard and can grant you exemptions
                                                                                                                                                   from professional exams as an added extra. Here are some of the professional
                                                                                                                                                   bodies we work with:
       It’s never too early to think about what you want to do after university.
       Most students go to university to prepare for a successful career.                                                                                                                                                               We work with employers across all industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sectors to link students with placement
       So, we’ve made your future our priority.                                                                                                                                                                  The Geological
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and graduate opportunities. Thousands of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jobs and placements are posted on our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Society             vacancy system each year, and over 500
                                                                                                                                                        ACCA                            BCS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        employers visit USW to meet students at
       Careers and Employability
                                                        Grad Edge Award
                                                        At the University of South Wales, we want
                                                                                                     Work experience and                                                                                                                our careers fairs and networking events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Here are just some of the companies we
       Our team can help you think about your
       career options, and develop the skills and
                                                        our graduates to stand out, so we created
                                                        the Grad Edge Award – a programme of
                                                                                                     employability                                                                                                                      work with:
       experience you need to be successful. We         events and activities to get you thinking    Work-related experience is essential in       Creative Skillset             Engineering Council             Royal Society of
       also offer practical help with finding work       about graduate careers.                      today’s competitive job market. We have                                                                       Chemistry            • ACCA • Admiral
       placements, completing job applications                                                       a dedicated team to help you find work
       or practising interview techniques. We’ll        You will complete work experience,           experience in the UK and overseas. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Airbus Defence and Space
       support you while you are here, and for          develop and reflect on your workplace        can get work experience on your course,                                                                                            • Amazon • BBC • BT
       up to three years after you graduate from        skills, and take part in a mock interview.   through voluntary work, working on live
       USW.                                             All this will give your CV a solid           briefs and work placements.                                                    Civil Aviation               The Chartered          • Capgemini • CIPFA • Deloitte
                                                        foundation and you’ll understand how to                                                                                       Authority                Society of Forensic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sciences            • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
                                                        perform well in graduate interviews and      Live project work
                                                        the workplace.                               Live project placements are wide ranging                                                                                           • Fujitsu • GE Aviation Wales

           DID YOU                                                                                   and challenging. You’ll get to use your
                                                                                                     academic expertise to address work-
                                                                                                     related problems over a six-week period.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Royal Society of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • General Dynamics • GM Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Government Statistical Service
           KNOW?                                                                                     USW Exchange
                                                                                                     The Exchange is an education scheme,                CIPS
                                                                                                                                                                                 Royal Aeronautical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hilton • Hugh James Solicitors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET)
     Many of our courses offer                                                                       where a group of students take part in a
                                                                                                     ‘consultancy firm’ to give advice to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Programme • Legal and General
        work placements.                                                                             industry clients. The clients give students                                                                  The British           • L'Oréal • National Museum Wales
                                                                                                     a problem to work on, resulting in a
      See page 52 for more                                                                           detailed report and presentation of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Society             • Network Rail • NHS Wales
           information.                                                                              recommendations. The Exchange gives
                                                                                                     you the opportunity to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                     • Gain industry experience
                                                                                                     • Apply theoretical knowledge to practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       IET              • Qatar Airways • Rolls-Royce
                                                                                                                                                         APM                            CIPR
                                                                                                     • Develop effective communication skills                                                                                            • Royal Air Force • Royal Navy
                                                                                                     • Enhance your CV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • South Wales Police • Tata Steel
                                                                                                     Part-time work
                                                                                                     Most international students studying on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wales Audit Office
                                                                                                                                                         CILT                           IDM
                                                                                                     Tier 4 visa are able to work up to 20 hours                                                                      CMI               • Welsh Government
                                                                                                     per week during term-time and full-time
                                                                                                     during vacations. We support you to find                                                                                           • Welsh Rugby Union (WRU)
                                                                                                     part-time work by organising a part-time                                                                                           • Willmott Dixon Construction
                                                                                                     jobs fair in October, which is the perfect                                         PRCA                      Institution of
                                                                                                     opportunity to meet with employers.                 ILM                                                       Mechanical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Engineers           Visit our website for a full list and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to find out more:
                                                                Charles Grandfield, placement at
                                                                                                                                                        CIEEM                    Royal Geographical
                                                             Wales National Velodrome, Newport                                                                                                                  The General Civil
                                                                                                                                                                                  Society (with IBG)           Aviation Authority

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FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR                                                                                                                       Research Degrees                                                                                                                   Tuition Fee

     NON-EU STUDENTS 2020-2021                                                                                                                       Full-time research fee (per year)

                                                                                                                                                     Part-time research fee (per year)


                                                                                                                                                     Full-time DBA (100% of fees apply to Years 1 and 2, 50% in Year 3, and a writing up fee                                            £12,500
                                                                                                                                                     of £3,750 in Year 4)
     We understand that studying in the UK is a big financial
     investment, so we make studying at the University of                                                   SCHOLARSHIPS                           Commonwealth and Chevening                              The following payment plans are                                          "I chose to
     South Wales affordable by offering:                                                                                                           Scholarships                                            available to undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    study in the UK
                                                                                                                 worth up to                       The University of South Wales is a popular              and postgraduate students:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    because of the
     • Competitive tuition fees                                                                           £2,500 per year available                destination for Commonwealth and                        1. An early payment discount of £300
                                                                                                                                                   Chevening scholars and we are                           may be available upon full payment of                                    reputable
     • Generous scholarships                                                                                   to international                    delighted to support these scholarship                  fees on or before enrolment. Terms and                                   education
                                                                                                                                                   programmes. The University offers a                      conditions apply.
     • Convenient payment plans                                                                                    students                        number of general and partnership                       2. Payment of the balance of fees over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    system. USW
                                                                                                                                                   Commonwealth and Chevening                              seven equal monthly instalments.                                         stood out
                                                                                                                                                   scholarships. Visit                                                                                             because of its diverse modules
                                                                                                                                                                   For further information about payment                   as part of my course. I have
       Undergraduate Degrees                                                                  Tuition Fee                Scholarship               for more information.                                   schedule of tuition fees, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                           payment by Flywire, visit:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   received great support from
       Degree/HND/Foundation Degree courses in Business or                                    £13,200                    £1,500-£2,500             Payment schedule of tuition fees                                        the University and would
       Creative Industries (per year)                                                                                                              Students studying Pre-sessional English                                                                         recommend the UK and USW
                                                                                                                                                   Language and International Foundation                   Extra information                                       to any student, both local and
       Degree/HND/Foundation Degree courses in Computing, Engineering,                        £13,500                    £1,500-£2,500             Programmes must pay the balance                         • Fees are charged per academic year*.
       Sciences or Education (per year)                                                                                                            of fees in full before enrolment.                       • Accommodation and living costs                        international.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             should be calculated separately.
       Degree/HND placement year                                                              £2,700                     --                                                                                • Please refer to course web pages for                  Grace Mungkaje,
                                                                                                                                                   Students studying undergraduate and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             any additional field trip fees:                       Chevening Scholar,
       International Foundation Programme (IFP)                                               £10,000                    £1,500                    postgraduate courses must pay minimum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Papua New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                   50% of fees before enrolment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting

       Postgraduate Degrees                                                                   Tuition Fee                Scholarship
       MBA/Legal Practice Course/PgDip Legal Practice Course                                  £15,000                    £2,000-£2,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Save £6,000 when
       MA/MSc in Business or Creative Industries                                              £14,100                    £2,000-£2,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    you progress from
       MA/MSc in Computing, Engineering, Sciences or Education                                £14,300                    £2,000-£2,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     undergraduate to
     University of South Wales                        Chancellor’s International                        You will be automatically considered for                                                                                                       postgraduate
     The University of South Wales is pleased
                                                      Development Scholarship
                                                      Students from the following regions are
                                                                                                        a scholarship when we receive your
                                                                                                        application to study; you don’t need to                                                                                                     courses with us**
     to offer a range of scholarships to               eligible for the Chancellor’s International       make a separate scholarship application.
     international students. Partial tuition          Development Scholarship of £2,500 for             The scholarship will be automatically
     scholarships are available for each year         undergraduate and postgraduate                    awarded at the point of offer and applies
     of study:                                        programmes:                                       to all years of study.

     • Up to £1,500 for undergraduate courses         • Africa • Latin America • South Asia
     • Up to £2,000 on postgraduate courses           • South East Asia • Central Asia
                                                      • Caribbean

                                                                                                                                                   *Except MBA Global where the fee covers both years of the course.
                                                                                                                                                   **Terms and conditions apply. Visit our fees and scholarships pages for more information on our package fees:

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FEES AND FUNDING FOR EU                                                                                                                SUPPORT FOR EU AND
     STUDENTS 2020-2021                                                                                                                     INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
     The University is proud to educate students from over 120 countries and we want
     students from across the EU to know that they are welcome, and will remain                                                                           TURN
     welcome at the University of South Wales.
     Undergraduate (Bachelors)                                                                                                                      to read about our
     students                                                                                                                                    International Welcome
     In the academic year 2020-2021, standard
     full-time fees for undergraduate awards                                                                                                          Programme.
     will be £9,000.

     Most EU students are not required to pay
     the £9,000 fee upfront, as they can apply
     for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student
                                                                                                                                            Advice Zones                                  Religion
     Finance Wales. The current rules are that
                                                                                                                                            Each campus has an Advice Zone with an        We offer confidential guidance and               Wellbeing Service
     repayment of this loan will start only
                                                                                                                                            enquiry desk, where students can have         support to students whatever their              The Wellbeing Service consists of the
     when you have graduated and are
                                                                                                                                            their queries resolved or make                problem and whether they are religious          Health Service, Mental Health Service and
     earning a salary above £25,725 per year
                                                                                                                                            appointments to see a specialist adviser.     or not. We promise to do all we can to see      Counselling Service. We are concerned
     in the UK, or the equivalent threshold set
                                                                                                                                            Find out more:        you whenever you need to see us. To find        with your overall wellbeing, including
     for the country you are working in.
                                                                                                                                                                                          out more, visit:                                physical and mental health, social
                                                                                                                                            Disability Service                                       welfare, and ways to improve these. We
     For up-to-date information on our fees
                                                                                                                                            Whether you have a physical, sensory,                                                         offer free advice and support to all USW
     and the funding arrangements in Wales,
                                                                                                                                            unseen disability, or a specific learning     Student Mentoring                               students:
                                                                                                                                            difficulty, the Disability Service is here to   Our student mentors are trained
     Postgraduate (Masters) students
                                                                                                                                            support you. Please contact us before         volunteers, offering practical advice and                        “Studying at
                                                                                                                                            enrolment to discuss any support              support. New students can ask their
     As a guide, the standard full-time Masters
                                                                                                                                            requirements. For more information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the University
                                                                                                                                                                                          mentor questions by email or Facebook,
     fee charged during 2019-2020 was                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of South Wales
                                                                                                                                            e-mail or         even before they arrive at USW.
     £9,000. Please visit our course pages for
     up to date information for 2020-2021.
                                                                                                                                            visit:                                                                            has allowed
                                                                                                                                                                                          Student Money
                                                                                                                                                                                          We have experienced staff who can help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          me to adapt to
     As an EU student you may be able to
     apply for a Postgraduate Loan from the           Living costs                                 Further information                      \                                             with your money matters. To find out                            a multicultural
                                                      The cost of living in south Wales is lower   • University of South Wales:                                                           more advice about support for our               environment. Through
     Student Loans Company. For more
                                                      than many other parts of the UK, offering                                                                     students, visit:
     information about the loan, visit:
                                                      students good value for money. Plus,         • Universities UK:                       Health Services                                                                               meeting and making friends
                                                      Cardiff was recently voted the most                  Our nurse-led University Health Service       Students’ Union                                 from different countries,
                                                      affordable city in the UK for students        • UK Council for International Student   offers walk-in services with a range of        For support that’s independent from the
     Scholarships and bursaries                                                                                                             advice and referral options. For details      University, the Students’ Union offers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cultures and backgrounds, I
     The University is committed to providing         (NatWest Student Living Index 2019).           Affairs (UKCISA):
                                                                                                   • Student Finance Wales:                 about what non-EU students should do          confidential welfare service. Turn to page      feel I have developed into a
     financial help and support to students
                                                                                                  before coming to the UK to study, visit:      23 for details.                                 well-rounded individual.”
     during their studies. Information is              For the latest information on fees                                          or
     available on our website -- please visit:         and scholarships, visit:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Filipe Galamba, Portugal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MA Journalism

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     Our Immigration and International Student Advice
     Team organise an International Welcome Programme
     and arrival services to help you feel at home as soon
     as you arrive in the UK.
     What is the International Welcome                Why should I take part in the
     Programme (IWP)?                                 IWP?
     The IWP is a special programme for               The IWP is designed to help students with                                                                                                      Immigration and International
     international and EU students each               their transition to the UK and make the
     September and February. IWP is primarily a       process easy and enjoyable. You will have
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Student Advice Team
     social programme that allows you to settle       an opportunity to meet plenty of new                                                                                                           Call: +44 (0)1443 482 083
     in, make friends and get used to being in        students who have the same concerns, as                                                                                                        E-mail: international.advice@
     the UK before your academic faculty              well as students who have been here a                                                                                                
     induction and enrolment.                         while and can share their experiences.                                                                                                         Visit:
                                                      The IWP ensures you are fully prepared
     What sort of activities are                      and settled before starting your academic
     included?                                        programme.
     There are lots of of trips and activities on
     offer, and you can choose activities that         How much does it cost?
     you are interested in. You will attend a         Registration and most of the activities are
     welcome session, then choose optional            free, though there is a small charge,
     information sessions, including:                 usually less than £5, for some of the
                                                      optional coach trips and meals.
     • Living and learning in the UK
     • Keeping safe under Tier 4                      Arrival services
     • Driving in the UK                              To make your travel arrangements to the
                                                      University as easy as possible, the
     Social activities can include treasure hunts,
                                                      University organises arrival services for
     cooking demonstrations, picnics, quizzes,
                                                      when you first arrive in the UK. These
     city walks or guest lectures from local
                                                      services are available throughout the year
     historians. There are also opportunities to
                                                      from Cardiff International Airport (CWL)
     learn new skills such as world dance,
                                                      and Heathrow Airport (LHR), London.
     Zumba or drumming! You can visit local
     attractions, hear a professional Welsh
                                                      We recommend you arrange your flight
     storyteller, have a go at karaoke, watch a
                                                      to land at Cardiff International Airport
     film and even show off your talents at a
                                                      (CWL). On request, we can arrange a free
     production. Whether you like to party or

                                                                                                                                                 HOW DO I SIGN UP?
                                                      taxi service from the airport to your         Please note, this is not a pick-up service
     you prefer something a little quieter, there                                                   and our representative will neither
                                                      accommodation at the University of
     will be something for everyone.                                                                transport you nor travel with you to the
                                                      South Wales.
     As well as all the fun activities, there will
     also be staff and students to show you
                                                                                                    It is important to remember that you
                                                                                                                                                 Being part of the IWP couldn’t be easier.
     around the campuses, make sure you have
     somewhere to live, and help you with             If you arrive at London Heathrow (LHR),       must request the arrival services at least
                                                                                                    five working days before you travel. For
                                                                                                                                                 Visit for further
                                                      we can arrange for a University
     opening a bank account.
                                                      representative to meet you and help you       more information and a booking form,         information and an online booking form.
                                                      with the rest of your journey to your         visit:

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BA (Hons) Hotel and Hospitality
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Management students at Celtic
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Manor Resort

     FACULTY OF                                                                                                                                                          DID YOU
                                                                             WE OFFER                                                                                    KNOW?
     BUSINESS AND                                                            • Industry engagement and practical
                                                                                                                                                                Accounting and Finance
                                                                                                                                                                 at USW is ranked top
                                                                                                                                                                     25 in the UK.
     SOCIETY                                                                 • Learning based on real life
                                                                             • A supportive learning environment
                                                                                                                                                                         (Guardian University
                                                                                                                                                                         League Tables 2020)

     This Faculty offers a vibrant,
     multicultural environment, with one in
     five students from the EU or overseas                                 DID YOU
     and courses tailored for the UK                                       KNOW?
     and Dubai.                             Our Law and Marketing courses
     Industry-focused education                                       are rated top 10 in the UK for                                                                                             Popular postgraduate courses:
     We engage with industry in everything we do, from                    student satisfaction.
     case studies to work placements, so by the time you graduate,               (NSS 2019)                                                                                                      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
     you’ll understand what employers want from their staff. Many
     courses are accredited by professional bodies. These include                                                                                                                                • MSc Engineering Management
     CIM, ILM, CMI, CIPD, CIPR and CIPS.                                                                                                                                                         • MSc Finance and Investment
     Learning based on real life                                                                                                                                         DID YOU                 • MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • MBA Global • MSc Global Governance
     We focus on what happens in the real world. This means that
     what you study will prepare you for the workplace. Students can
     gain work experience on the majority of our courses, while all
                                                                                                                                                                         KNOW?                   • MSc Human Resource Management
     our undergraduate business courses have ten weeks of work                                                                                                  Top 10 ranked Business           • MSc International Business and Enterprise
     experience built in. This means you’ll get work experience at no
     additional cost and without having to extend your studies. You                                                                                               School in the UK for           • MSc International Logistics and Supply
     can develop your skills on campus, with a Law Clinic, a Business                                                                                             student satisfaction.            Chain Management
     Clinic and a stock trading simulation room.                                                                                                                             (NSS 2019)
                                                                             South Wales Business School
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • MSc Management
     You’ll be encouraged to show your entrepreneurial side,
     developing innovative and enterprising potential, unleashing                                                             Frederick Ero, LLB (Hons) Law student,                                              “Studying abroad can be a big
     your creativity, seizing opportuntities and making your ideas a         Popular undergraduate courses:                   undertaking professional work experience
                                                                                                                              at the Legal Advice Clinic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  change to your life. The
     reality. Our Startup Stiwdio is a business incubator that supports                                                                                                                                           University recognises this and
     entrepreneurship among students and graduates, and provides             • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
     a safe haven in which you can test and develop enterprising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  has put the support in place to
                                                                             • BA (Hons) Accounting and Management                                                                                                help you adapt to your new
                                                                             • BSc (Hons) Banking, Finance and Investment                                                                                         surroundings. The facilities are
       Faculty subject areas:                                                  (Top Up)                                                                                                                           fantastic and everything you
                                                                             • BA (Hons) English (including TESOL)                                                                              need to succeed is at your disposal. All you need
       • Accounting and Finance                                              • BA (Hons) Hotel and Hospitality Management                                                                       to do is make the most of what’s available.”
       • Business and Management                                             • BA (Hons) International Business (Top Up)                                                                        Gertrude Nankumba, Uganda
                                                                                                                                                                                                MSc Human Resource Management
       • Criminology • English • History                                     • BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply
       • Humanities • Law • Public Services                                    Chain Management
       • Sociology • Youth and Community Work                                • LLB (Hons) Law                                 Turn over for a full list of courses or visit our website:
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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES                                                                                                                UNDERGRADUATE COURSES CONTINUED
                                                                                                                                          COURSE                                                    LOCATION                               INTAKE
     Foundation years are available for many of these courses – please see our website for more information.
                                                                                                                                          YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK
     COURSE                                                              LOCATION                          INTAKE                         BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work                        Newport                                September
     ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE                                                                                                               BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (Youth Justice)        Newport                                September

     BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance                                    Treforest                         September
     BA (Hons) Accounting and Management                                 Treforest                         September

                                                                                                                                          POSTGRADUATE COURSES
     BSc (Hons) Banking, Finance and Investment (Top Up)                 Treforest                         September | February
     BA (Hons) Forensic Accounting                                       Treforest                         September
     BA (Hons) Business and Accounting (Top Up)                          Treforest                         September                      COURSE                                                    LOCATION                               INTAKE
     BA (Hons) Business and Finance (Top Up)                             Treforest                         September | February
     BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management (Top Up)           Treforest                         September
                                                                                                                                          ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
     BA (Hons) Business and Management                                   Treforest | Newport               September                      MSc Finance and Investment                                Treforest                              September | February
     BA (Hons) Business and Management (Entrepreneurship)                Treforest                         September                      MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting                         Treforest                              September | February
     BA (Hons) Business and Management (Event Management)                Treforest                         September                      MSc Professional Accounting (with ACCA tuition)           Treforest                              September
     BA (Hons) Business and Management (Hotel Management)                Newport                           September
                                                                                                                                          BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
     BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top Up)                           Treforest                         September
     BA (Hons) Business and Supply Chain Management (Top Up)             Treforest                         September                      Master of Business Administration (MBA)                   Treforest                              September | February
     BA (Hons) Business Studies (Top Up)                                 Treforest                         September                      Master of Business Administration (MBA) Global            Treforest                              September | February
     BA (Hons) Hotel and Hospitality Management                          Newport                           September                      MSc Engineering Management                                Treforest                              September | February
     BA (Hons) Human Resource Management                                 Treforest                         September                      MSc Human Resource Management                             Treforest                              September | February
     BA (Hons) International Business (Top Up)                           Treforest                         September | February           MSc International Business and Enterprise                 Treforest                              September | February
     BA (Hons) International Events Management*                          Newport                           September                      MSc International Human Resource Management               Treforest                              September | February
     BSc (Hons) International Business and Management                    Treforest                         September                      MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management   Treforest | Dubai                      September | February
     BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management       Treforest                         September                      MSc Management                                            Treforest                              September | February
     BSc (Hons) Marketing Management                                     Treforest                         September                      MSc Project Management                                    Treforest                              September | February
     BA (Hons) Strategic Customer Management                             Newport                           September                      MSc Marketing                                             Treforest                              September | February
                                                                                                                                          MSc Public Relations                                      Treforest                              September | February
                                                                                                                                          MSc Strategic Digital Marketing                           Treforest                              September | February
     BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice                         Treforest                         September
                                                                                                                                          MSc Strategic Procurement Management                      Treforest                              September | February
     BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice with Psychology         Treforest                         September
     BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice and Sociology           Treforest                         September                      CRIMINOLOGY
     BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice and Youth Justice       Treforest                         September                      MSc Crime and Justice                                     Treforest                              September
     ENGLISH                                                                                                                              MSc Working with Adult and Young Offenders                 Treforest                              September
     BA (Hons) English (including TESOL)                                 Treforest                         September                      ENGLISH
     BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing                              Treforest                         September                      MA English by Research                                    Treforest                              January | April | October
     HISTORY                                                                                                                              HISTORY
     BA (Hons) History                                                   Treforest                         September                      MA History by Research                                    Treforest                              January | April | October
     LAW                                                                                                                                  LAW
     LLB (Hons) Law                                                      Treforest                         September                      LLM Laws                                                  Treforest                              September | February
     LLB (Hons) Law Accelerated Route                                    Treforest                         September                      Legal Practice Course                                     Treforest                              September
     LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice                Treforest                         September                      LLM Legal Practice                                        Treforest                              September
     LLB (Hons) Legal Practice (Exempting)                               Treforest                         September
     BA (Hons) Sports Law and Business                                   Treforest                         September                      PUBLIC SERVICES
                                                                                                                                          MSc Global Governance                                     Treforest                              September
                                                                                                                                          MSc Health and Public Service Management                  Treforest                              September
     BA (Hons) Public Services                                           Glyntaff                           September
                                                                                                                                          YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK
     SOCIOLOGY                                                                                                                            MA Working for Children and Young People                  Newport                                September
     BSc (Hons) Sociology                                                Treforest                         September                      (Youth Work Initial qualifying)

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FACULTY OF                                                            Aerospace Centre, Pontypridd Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Popular postgraduate courses:
                                                                                                                                                                  DID YOU                          • MSc Artificial Intelligence
     COMPUTING,                                                                                                                                                   KNOW?
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • MSc Computer Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • MSc Construction Project Management

     ENGINEERING                                                                                                                                             We won Cyber University of
                                                                                                                                                              the year at the National
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • MSc Cyber Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • MSc Data Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • MSc Mechanical Engineering
     AND SCIENCE                                                                                                                                                Cyber Awards 2019.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • MSc Renewable Energy and Resource
     With staff and students from around the                                                                                                                                                       • MSc Safety, Health and Environmental
     world and courses taught in the UK and
     Dubai, this faculty has a truly international
     Learning from experience
     We have specialist facilities on campus, from an Aerospace Centre
     and engineering labs, to a Crime Scene House and analytical
     science laboratories. Here you’ll learn using equipment you’ll find              DID YOU                                                                     DID YOU
     in industry and in scenarios that recreate the workplace, to
     prepare you for the start of your career.                                        KNOW?                                                                       KNOW?
     Courses built on industry requirements                                  We are rated top in Wales and                                                 Our Aerospace Engineering
     Employability is at the heart of our courses and each one is
     relevant to industry. Most courses are accredited by professional
                                                                             sixth in the UK for geography                                                courses are top in Wales and
     bodies, including The Chartered Institute of Ecology and                 and environmental studies                                                     6th in the UK for student
     Environmental Management, the Royal Society of Biology, the
     Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of
     Mechanical Engineers, the Chartered Institute for IT, the Royal
                                                                                     (Guardian University League                                                   satisfaction.
                                                                                            Tables 2020)                                                            (NSS 2019)                     Practical session, Forensic Evidence Search Laboratory,
     Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Society of
     Forensic Sciences, Royal Society of Chemistry, Energy Institute,                                                                                                                              USW Pontypridd
     Royal Geographical Society, and Geological Society of London.
     Graduating from an accredited course is often the first step to                                                                          “Wales is one of the countries
     professional status in that field.
                                                                           Popular undergraduate courses:                                     that gives a big welcome to
                                                                                                                                              international students. The living
       Faculty subject areas:                                              • BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering                      cost here is much lower
                                                                                                                                              compared to other places in the
                                                                           • BSc (Hons) Applied Cyber Security
       • Analytical and Forensic Science                                   • BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering                               UK and it offers stunning
       • Biological Sciences                                                                                                                  countryside to explore. Wales
                                                                           • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering                 offers world-class teaching and research in
       • Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science                              • BSc (Hons) International Wildlife Biology     education. Come and discover it for yourself.
       • Computing and Mathematics                                         • BSc (Hons) Mathematics                        Croeso i Gymru – Welcome to Wales in Welsh”.
       • Earth and the Environment                                         • BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering             Lalitambiga Gandhi (Lali), Malaysia                     Geography students ascending a parasitic cone
       • Engineering: Aerospace, Automotive, Built                         • BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences*                  MSc Aircraft Maintenance Engineering                    on the flanks of Mount Etna, Sicily

         Environment, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical                        • BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science
                                                                                                                             Turn over for a full list of courses or visit our website:
         and Lighting and Live Event                                       *Only available to EU students

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