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Distinctive portfolio of courses The University of South Wales caters to all academic levels where courses incorporate practical skills


ormerly known as the University of Glamorgan, the University of South Wales is a thriving, modern university with a reputation for excellent learning and teaching, a growing recognition for international research excellence, first-class facilities and outstanding student support. The university offers a distinctive portfolio of courses at all academic levels including foundation courses, undergraduate degrees, Masters programmes and research degrees. With campuses situated in and around Cardiff, Wales’ beautiful and bustling capital city, students can study for a degree in a wide variety of fields including

law, accounting and finance, engineering, business and nursing. All courses are designed with the world of work in mind and many lead to professional accreditation. Students benefit from superb facilities and are given access to the latest technologies and industry standard equipment. The university’s state-of-the-art facilities have recently benefited from a £130 million investment programme, which includes brand new halls of residence, a hydrogen research facility, a simulated hospital ward, an award-winning students’ union, new science laboratories, a purpose-built sport park and an Aerospace Centre.

Aberystwyth University

Carving future leaders Aberystwyth University ranks number one in International Politics and International Relations Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University is among the oldest universities in Wales. Located on the stunning Welsh Coast, Aberystwyth is one of the safest locations in the UK and is also home to the National Library of Wales; one of the UK’s five national archive libraries. The university is proud to have the first-ever school of international politics in the world and is currently ranked at number one in the UK in the field of International Politics and International Relations. It is the 10th oldest law school in the UK and one of the privileged few to offer the Legal Practitioner’s

Course. The university is renowned for its environmental and geography-based courses and is leading world research in food and water security. In the fields of Computer Science, the university not only offers Computer Software Engineering but is also significantly well established in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The department of Theatre Film and Television Studies is as vibrant as it is internationally recognised, and in addition to leading the way from dramatics to media production, it also has a BBC Studio on site. The School of Management and Busi-

ness is also developing with an international business initiative reflected not only in the student body but also in the academic staff. Courses available include the following range: English Language, Foundation, Undergraduate, PreMasters, Postgraduate and Ph.D.

University representatives and academics regularly visit the GCC developing collaborative projects with schools, universities and appropriate government bodies. Aberystwyth University is internationally established as a centre for research excellence and alumni include domestic and international Royalty as well as a former Head of State. Its courses are competitively priced and the city itself is small seaside town with a high standard of living but significantly lower costs of living compared to major UK cities.

Bangor University

City of Learning Discover Bangor University as a centre for academic excellence surrounded by natural beauty Bangor University, established in 1884, is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. For more than 125 years, students from all over the world have graduated from Bangor and gone on to achieve great success in their chosen careers. Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 UK Universities of the World (Times World rankings 2013). Bangor’s tradition of academic excellence and its position as a world-class research institution

was confirmed by the university’s performance in the most recent UK Government Research Assessment Exercise. Bangor is attractive to the Middle East and GCC countries by its world-class expertise, the Bangor Business School is currently rated as the best in the UK, with a particular expertise in Accounting and Finance, and now offers its first-class education and research expertise in the heart of London’s financial district at the Bangor Business School — London Centre.

Electronic Engineering is currently rated second in the UK, and Sports Science and Psychology are ranked 10th and 13th respectively. The university is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the north west of Wales where the rugged mountains meet the sea. It provides a unique studying environment which is both small and friendly. Bangor is

also considered a safe place to live — the crime rate for north Wales is one of the lowest in the UK. The Independent’s A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges placed Bangor in the top four university cities for cost of living in the UK. With a competitive fee structure, Bangor is also an affordable place to study and live.

The influential and independent igraduate survey revealed that

Aberystwyth University was: • No 1 in the world for language support, safety and host culture and friendliness • In the top 5 in the world for the best place to be a student, living costs and social activities • In the top 10 in the world for technology, learning support and accommodation costs

Top 10 in the UK for ‘Quality Lecturers’

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Guaranteed accommodation for first year students. Good employment prospects. Oldest University in Wales (established 1872) First school of International Politics in the world (established 1919) and currently ranked number 1 for International Politics Home to the National Library of Wales Thriving Theatre Film& Television Department with BBC studio onsite First Law Department in Wales (10th oldest in the United Kingdom) Excellent Computer Science Department renowned for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

FURTHER INFORMATION Murtza Ali Ghaznavi, LLB (Hons), MBA, Middle East Manager. International Office, Llandinam Building, Penglais Campus Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, UK SY23 3DB Email:

We offer the following courses, many combinations are available: Accounting & Finance Agriculture Animal Science Art /Art History Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Biochemistry Biological Sciences Business and Management Business Information Technology Childhood Studies Computer Science Countryside Management Creative Writing & English Criminology

Drama Economics Education English Equine Studies / Science European Languages: French, German, Spanish Film & Television Studies Geography Genetics History International Politics Law Marketing

Mathematics Microbiology Physics Politics Psychology Software Engineering Space Science & Robotics Sport & Exercise Science Tourism Management Welsh Welsh History Zoology

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Welsh Education


British University in Dubai

Ethos for advanced learning

BUiD brings the best of Welsh education to Dubai Cardiff University (CU) is in the top tier of Britain’s research universities and is a

member of the prestigious Russell Group. Over the last decade, its Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) has helped shape local higher education and research in sustainable design through its advice to the British University in Dubai (BUiD) since its

establishment by Rulers Decree 5/2003 and its licensure by the federal Commission for Academic Accreditation. CU and Welsh Higher Education (WHE) stand for research excellence and a notfor-profit ethos of advanced learning for the good of the

community, society, international relations and global development. BUiD shares the same commitment thanks to their informed guidance, academic consultancy and continuing association. Students in Dubai and the UAE can gain much by a flavour of Wales in their university studies, and the Principality’s bilingualism can make such experience both more exotic and somehow more

welcoming for those whose first language isn’t English. BUiD’s Dean of Engineering and IT, Dr Bassam Abu-Hijleh has developed a close academic relationship with Professor Phil Jones, Head of WSA and regular visitor to the Gulf. Both acknowledge the value of the Cardiff-Dubai alliance, which enables many career-enhancing study options and patterns to be considered at all levels.

Cardiff University

Embodiment of support Cardiff University prides itself in providing a challenging academic environment with a comprehensive range of facilities Cardiff University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group Top 24 UK research-

led universities with an established and recognised global profile. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the university today combines impressive modern facilities with a proud heritage of achievement. It is ranked 15 in the UK and is in the top 1.5 per cent in the world. Cardiff University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement, and the quality of its teaching and research is recognised in independent government assessments. The university prides itself in providing a challenging aca-

demic environment supported by exceptional resources, and boasts 18 libraries, 28 IT suites, a Wi-Fi enabled campus and more than 1.5 million books. Outside the classroom, Cardiff University has a  comprehensive range of support and welfare services, and excellent social and sporting facilities contribute to a strong sense of community. The university’s Graduate College provides a programme of development for postgraduate students and the Graduate Centre is a dedicated work and social space for graduate studies. There are currently about 28,000 students enrolled, with more than 3,000 students representing over 100 countries overseas. From its outstanding location

amidst the parks, Portlandstone buildings and tree-lined avenues that form Cardiff ’s elegant civic centre, the university’s students and staff are drawn from across the world.

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Gwent College

Opening up opportunities Gwent college prepares individuals in a wide range of vocational skills Ensuring individuals have the necessary skills and knowledge required by employers is the key focus of Colleges of Further Education (FE) in Wales. Gwent College is committed to providing training which ensures that students possess the vocational skills required to work in the industry at all levels together

with the soft, transferable skills required to ensure employees are able to communicate and work effectively in a busy, demanding, work environment of the modern day economy. Gwent College is located in South Wales and is one of the largest colleges of FE in the UK. Providing education and training for people aged 16 and over, its focus is responding to the needs of industry by training individuals in a wide range of vocational skills in preparation for work, or by updating skills and knowledge for those already in employment or seeking alternative career choices. Course choices are extensive,

ranging from Agriculture, Accounting and Computing, through to Travel and Tourism, and Engineering. The college provides a wide range of short courses for industry including Leadership and Management, Enterprise Skills, and Health, Safety and Security. It is able to deliver these courses overseas for corporate clients and individuals. It also offers courses online through distance learning in many subjects ranging from Languages, IT and Computing to Management and Leadership. More details are available at www. or email:



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