Backed by the Welsh Government, UHOVI is part of the University of South Wales and it aims to inspire people to improve or update their qualifications and skills. UHOVI provides opportunities to study locally so you don't have to travel far to improve your skills. We offer university level courses at foundation degree and HNC/D, Bite-sized and courses for business.

Master's Programmes



Whether you’re continuing with learning or returning to study, we offer a wide range of part-time and full-time higher education courses. We work closely with further education colleges and training providers, local authorities, businesses, schools and the voluntary sector to offer a wide range of learning opportunities relevant to the needs of the region. You can start small with bite-sized courses or you may want to jump straight into a foundation degree or HND.


Top research groups at UHOVI are:

  • Care Sciences Research Unit
  • Health Economics & Policy Research Unit
  • Psychology Research Group
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Science Research Group
  • Unit for Development in Intellectual Disabilities
  • Healthcare Education Research Group


UHOVI courses are specifically designed to reflect the needs of existing and growing industries in the South East Wales region, so qualifications are relevant to local businesses. Our courses aim to improve the skills of the local workforce, plus we can provide customised training packages to deliver maximum benefit for employers. We offer a wide range of short accredited courses and professional qualifications suitable for a variety of roles and levels. Ultimately this will contribute to the regeneration of the South Wales region, helping to improve job prospects and the quality of life for those living and working here.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Student services

We believe that learning can open up a world of opportunities, helping you towards a bright future. That is why we work with partners to provide opportunities for adults of all ages to study locally. With smaller class sizes, supportive tutors and major investment in further education colleges in the region, there are plenty of reasons to choose UHOVI.

Library services

UHOVI is part of the largest university in Wales. As a student you can access additional facilities and services including the online and within campus library.

Student Life

Campus life

UHOVI is all about learning locally. Our courses are delivered in colleges and community venues across South East Wales.

Student clubs

  • Students Union

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom


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