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The University of South Wales offers a wide range of taught postgraduate and professional courses.
The university takes a realistic approach to learning and offer many courses part-time or through distance learning. Taught courses are available for one-year full-time study, or over two or four years if studying part-time. Many students at USW are returning to learning and fit postgraduate study around work, family and other commitments. Distance learning is available in some areas, while other courses are designed to be delivered at weekends to fit around working life and other commitments.
Each course is led by expert lecturers in their field, who work with industry leaders to tailor courses to the demands of the real world.
Research at USW provides solutions to the challenges faced by society and the economy. Researchers work across disciplines to help businesses, communities and policy makers.
The university has a thriving research culture and supports all its researchers in achieving their full potential, from the most junior to the most senior.
USW offers a number of research-led postgraduate courses across various fields. Many are taught at the Pontypridd Campus, although students do have the option of undertaking a MPhil/PhD in Media at Cardiff, while the DPsych qualification is based in Newport. There is also a professional doctorate programme in Business Administration, which can be studied remotely.
Most of the research degrees at the University of South Wales have the option of full-time or part-time learning, with the exception of the MPhil in Writing which is only available as a part-time programme over four years.
Students can search for research and expertise on the university’s website.
While most courses at the University of South Wales are taught in person, there is the option of remote study with some courses.
During the pandemic, USW has mixed online and traditional teaching methods to create active, social learning communities. The university is experienced in blended learning, and it was a feature of many courses before COVID-19. This experience allowed them to adapt quickly and ensure students’ wellbeing with minimal disruption to studies.
The university continues to innovate in this area, mixing campus visits with online study and evaluating how courses that were previously only available in-person may now incorporate more distance-learning methods.
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