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University of South Wales (former University of Glamorgan)


  • Began life in 1913 as South Wales and Monmouthshire School of Mines.
  • In 1949, became Glamorgan Technical College and, nine years later, Glamorgan College of Technology.
  • In 1970 became Glamorgan Polytechnic and in 1975 the Polytechnic of Wales, gaining university status in 1992.
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    South Wales
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Academic specialism

  • The new Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries will provide a platform for a comprehensive mix of teaching and research in the theory and practice of media, design and the arts.
  • Glamorgan is home to the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, one of only two institutions in the UK offering Chiropractic studies.

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University of South Wales (former University of Glamorgan)
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  • Main campus (and nearby Glyntaff campus) located in Treforest, Pontypridd, 19.5 km north of Cardiff.
  • Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries located in the heart of Cardiff’s city centre.
  • Excellent road, bus and train links. Railway station adjacent to the university, with trains every 15 minutes.