University of South Wales

University of South Wales

About the institution

The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 from the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. It has campuses in Newport, Cardiff and Pontypridd. Its degrees include many that focus on art, design, film, performing arts and the media. Technical courses include aircraft maintenance engineering, run in partnership with British Airways. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, based in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, is also part of the university.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
29,196
Male UG students: 
48%
Female UG students: 
52%
Full-time students: 
65%
Under 21 on entry: 
50%
International: 
8%
Undergraduate: 
82%
Student-staff ratio: 
19.6
Average UCAS tariff: 
321.6

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 17%
2.1: 45%
2.2: 30%
Pass: 6%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

91%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
47%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
19,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
W01
Llantwit Road Treforest Rhondda Cynon Taff Pontypridd
Postcode: 
CF37 1DL
Telephone number: 
01443 480480

Guardian university guide rank

111

out of 119

Times university guide rank

115

out of 128


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