University of South Wales Pontypridd, Cardiff, Newport, UK

DBA Programs

Address:University of South Wales
Pontypridd, Cardiff, Newport
University of South Wales

Studying at the University of South Wales

The University of South Wales, formed by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport, is one of the largest in the UK, offering more opportunities and better prospects for students. Students will benefit from the University’s growing reputation as a major university for jobs and employers.

We are a major public policy think-tank, offering independent advice to government and employers across the UK on health, education, economic growth, social policy and governance. We provide a platform for major think-tanks such as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and NESTA to develop debate on public policy reform in the UK.

We are a member of the St David’s Day Group along with Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea. This means we are recognised as one of Wales’s big five research universities.

The Location

The University of South Wales DBA is usually taught at the Treforest Campus. Treforest is a compact campus with a friendly close-knit atmosphere. Twenty minutes from Cardiff and surrounded by green rolling hills, Treforest draws students from all over the world. The campus has mostly modern buildings but the beautifully restored Tŷ Crawshay, home to the University’s Postgraduate Centre and School of Law, Accounting and Finance, is a reminder of its proud past.

Financial aid

The Welsh Government’s Academi Wales can offer financial subsidies to ambitious public service managers and leaders in Wales, who want to build on their already extensive and individual achievements by studying a DBA. For more information about these subsidies contact Professor Catherine Farrell by e-mail:

Funding a Postgraduate or Professional course doesn’t have to be difficult, students can access external bursaries and scholarships that can help towards funding their study.

The University has subscribed to The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding 2013-14, which all applicants and current students can download. This guide details how to find and apply to alternative sources of funding – especially charities – which make awards to current and prospective graduate students. Charities are an underrated funding resource, and often make awards to students of any subject and any nationality


As a new institution, formed by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales Newport, no ranking information is available.


Our programmes are accredited by leading professional bodies in specialist fields such as law, accountancy, management, supply chain and logistics, and engineering.

Why study here

As well as specialist knowledge in your chosen field, we’ll also give you the practical skills to apply that knowledge to the workplace.  You will be taught by academics who are passionate about what they do, which reflects in the quality of their teaching. You’ll also get some added extras, like guest speakers and 'live’ projects to make learning even more engaging and relevant to the real world. You will receive friendly help and support from our highly professional student support team. We recently won the Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support to Students.