University of South Wales

The University of South Wales (USW) has campuses located in Cardiff, Pontypridd, Newport, and Dubai. USW offers a wide range of master’s degree programs through its 4 faculties, namely: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science; Faculty of Life Sciences and Education; Faculty of Business and Society; and the Faculty of Creative Industries.
  • Average Tuition GBP 13,000
  • Students 17,332
  • International Students 19%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 25,600
  • Intakes Fall, Spring
  • Application Deadline rolling
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The University of South Wales (USW) is home to over 16,500 students from around the world. Students at USW are offered a wide range of master’s degree programs including Documentary Photography, Games Enterprise, Aeronautical Engineering, Cyber Security, and Public Health. Students at USW can benefit from a range of learning facilities including a Clinical Simulation Center, a Crime Scene Training Facility, the George Knox laboratories, an extensive library services. At USW, boosting a students employability is a priority. The Careers and Employability Service has a Placement Adviser in each faculty to direct students towards job placements. Additionally, the service also offers career guidance, supports entrepreneurial students, and gives tips on CV writing. Moreover, students can volunteer or choose to study abroad to further boost their profile. USW offers a range of accommodation options to international students. Graduates from USW have gone on to pursue remarkable careers. A few notable alumni include: Jamie Beard, a Hollywood visual effects artist; Emma Darwin, an author; and Gareth Evans, an international film director.
  • 01Times Higher Education ranked USW among the top 200 universities in its 2018 “Young University Rankings”.
  • 0295% of USW graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating.
  • 03Many USW graduates have been employed by industry giants such as British Airways, Sony, General Electric, and the National Health Service (NHS).

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Aerospace Engineering

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basic engineering principles; aircraft/spacecraft systems technology; design and development testing; prototype and operational testing; inspection and maintenance procedures; instrument calibration; test equipment operation and maintenance; and report preparation.

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    Animation

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

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    Communication

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminal Justice

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Cyber Security

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Drama

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

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    Education

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Engineering Management

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; safety and health issues; and environmental program management.

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    Finance

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Forensic Science

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and forensic psychology.

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    Information Systems

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Leadership

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

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    Management

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Media Production

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    Music

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Photography

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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    Psychology

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Relations

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Public Relations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public relations theory; principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

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    Renewable Energy and Resource Management

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Supply Chain Management

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of acquisitions and purchasing; inventory control; storage and handling; manufacturing; logistics planning; shipping and delivery management; transportation; quality control; resource estimation and allocation; and budgeting.

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Rankings

  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 107
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 602
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 109
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 772

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.80
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 88
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • GRE Not required
  • GMAT Not required
  • Minimum PTE 67

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    USW offers international master’s students merit-based scholarships of up to £2,000 per year, as well as country-specific and program-specific scholarships, such as the Chevening Scholarships.

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    Established in 2013

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    The University of South Wales was voted in the top ten universities at the WhatUni's Student Choice Awards in 2016.

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            2012-2014, Business Administration

            Great facilities and engaging top class lecturers

            I am proud to be an alumni of the University of South Wales (previously the University of Glamorgan) I studied my masters degree in Business Administration here.

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            2009-2010, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

            Great place to study.

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            2011-2014, PGCert

            Great Experience

            Brilliant lecturers - interesting and relevant course content - highly recommend.