Postgraduate Study and Research at the University

If you want to further your knowledge and stand out from the crowd with a postgraduate qualification, then check out the variety of opportunities at the University of South Wales. Whether you’re looking to study an MSc, MA, MPhil or PhD to further your career or pursue a future in academia, the University offers a diverse selection of courses.

Graduate Research Office

The Graduate Research Office (GRO) supports research students and manages all research student processes from application through to award. If you are a postgraduate research student, the GRO is the equivalent of a Campus Advice Centre for you.

Postgraduate Centre (Treforest)

The postgraduate centre based in Ty Crawshay at the Treforest campus is designed to provide a distinctive environment for our postgraduate students. The Postgraduate Centre is a flexible space that can be used for seminars, discussion groups, self-study or networking. With full wi-fi access and a nearby cafe, it’s perfect when you need a break from your work, too.

Postgraduate Centre Opening Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm
  • Closed on weekends, UK bank holidays and the University’s shut down period.

If you’d like to book one of the group study rooms, simply e-mail

Postgraduate Open Evenings

One of the best ways to find out about the wide range of postgraduate taught courses and research programmes that we offer is to come along to one of our Part Time & Postgraduate Open Evenings.

The sessions are informal and give you the chance to have a one-to-one chat with lecturers as well as careers and money advisers.

Taught Courses

Postgraduate studentsIf you want to study a Masters that is a blend of lectures and seminars followed by a dissertation or project, then the University of South Wales’ taught postgraduate courses are the right format for you.

Start by having a look at the list of taught Postgraduate courses. If you find a course that interests you, see if there are any scholarships which are available to you.

If you are seriously interested in applying, talk to some of your lecturers about it. You will need references to apply for a postgraduate course so getting in touch with your lecturers early in the process is a good idea. You can also call the Enquiries & Admissions team if you have any questions on 08455 194 787 or email


Research at the University of South Wales underpins all other activities at the institution.

Research scientist If you want to undertake more autonomous research, with supervision but less focus on taught modules, then research degrees are the right format for you. The University prides itself on its research excellence, so you will be in very good hands. You can browse through the list of research groups at the University, so you know which topic areas are research active.

Ultimately, most research degrees are as individual as the researchers enrolling on them. The best thing you can do if you are interested in a research degree is to speak to administrative staff within the Graduate Research Office (GRO). They will point you in the direction of the appropriate academics and potential supervisors so you can flesh out ideas with them. Staff within the Centre can also advise you on application requirements and how to apply. You can also email the GRO.

Graduate Research Office Contacts

Graduate Research Office Team

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