University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a collegiate university operating on three main campuses in South West Wales: in Carmarthen, Lampeter, and Swansea. The university also has a fourth campus in London, England.

The university came into existence through the merger of the two oldest higher education institutions in Wales, the University of Wales, Lampeter (UWL) and Trinity University College (TUC) in 2010, under Lampeter’s royal charter of 1828. In 2011, it was announced that the University of Wales would also be merged into Trinity Saint David. On 1 August 2013 the university merged with Swansea Metropolitan University.

The Patron of the university is the Prince of Wales,[5] the President of Trinity Saint David is R. Brinley Jones and the Vice-Chancellor is Medwin Hughes.

Our Mission

Transforming Education; Transforming Lives

The learner is central to the University and the wider Group.

The education we deliver, underpinned by high quality research, will be distinctive; it will develop the minds and skills of our students, and also be inclusive, professional and employment-focused.

Our Vision

To transform, shape and develop futures

Our aim is to establish a new educational ‘system’ of universities and colleges committed to educating students of all ages and backgrounds, and to stimulate economic development in the region and across Wales and beyond.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David System will transform the delivery of higher education and training in Wales. Central to this new model will be the establishment of a new sustainable planning framework that will encompass, nurture, stimulate, and promote the development of coherent educational pathways across a wide range of institutions.

Our Values

The core values of the University are derived from our learner-focused mission and vision, and are articulated and advanced through the promotion of the following planning themes:

  • Collaboration through the establishment of a range of strategic relationships at regional, national and international level. Such networks will have the potential to inspire our learners, staff and partners to create exciting new learning futures.
  • Inclusivity through putting learners first and championing lifelong learning without barriers; and supporting students from all backgrounds and at all stages of their education.
  • Employability and creativity by harnessing the entrepreneurial, research, creative and enterprising skills of our learners, we can offer educational programmes that allow our students to have the best opportunities to gain employment and develop their transferable skills.
  • Sustainable Development through a system-based approach to delivering meaningful and relevant educational pathways that promotes learning and social responsibility.
  • Wales and its distinctiveness through celebrating the distinctive linguistic and cultural assets and heritage of Wales.
  • The concept of Global Citizenship through the development of further multi-national activities and opportunities for our learners, staff and partners.
  • Research and its impact on policy by ensuring that our research activity and outcomes influence the evidence base of policies developed in Wales and beyond. UWTSD at a glance.

Our Defining Characteristics

We are a University that:

  • adds value to the learning experience through a distinctive ‘system-based’ approach that combines traditional higher education with vocational, professional and academic research activities, delivered with academic rigour;
  • offers a well-defined undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, which delivers distinctive graduate attributes in the areas of employability, enterprise, sustainable education and global citizenship;
  • is dedicated to realising the potential of each individual student and to supporting students at all stages of their education;
  • is pioneering new approaches to work-based learning and professional practice that enhance workforce and enterprise capabilities; and
  • is committed to all aspects of sustainable development.

Organisation and governance

The university is made up of the Faculty of Humanities (primarily based within the Lampeter campus), the Faculty of Education and Training, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Studies (both primarily based within the Carmarthen campus) each providing courses such as theology, religious studies, philosophy, classics, anthropology, archaeology, ancient history, English, history, drama, film studies, business management, IT, education studies and Initial Teacher Education and Training.


Each Faculty is led by a Dean — who is an academic appointed to oversee the day-to-day running of each faculty — and each School is managed by a Head of School.

Faculty of Arts and Social Studies
  • School of Art, Film and Media
  • School of Business
  • School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education
  • School of Performing Arts / Ysgol y Celfyddydau Perfformio

Based on Carmarthen Campus

Faculty of Education and Training
  • School of Early Childhood
  • School of Initial Teacher Education and Training
  • School of Social Justice and Inclusion
  • School of Welsh and Bilingual Studies
  • Associate Faculty (AUR (Anelu’n Uwch at Ragoriaeth) – Going For Gold)

Based on Carmarthen Campus

Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology
  • School of Classics
  • School of Cultural Studies
    • Department of Chinese Studies
    • Department of Creative Writing
    • Department of English & English with TEFL
    • Department of Philosophy
  • School of Theology, Religion and Islamic Studies
  • Confucius Institute

This faculty is based on Lampeter Campus but programmes in Creative Writing, English, and Theology, Religion and Islamic Studies are offered on both campuses.

Faculty of Applied Design and Engineering
  • The Swansea School of Glass
  • The School of Automotive Engineering
  • The School of Built and Natural Environment
  • The School of Applied Computing
  • The School of Digital Media
  • The School of Industrial Design (inc. Product & Automotive Design)
  • The School of Logistics and Manufacturing Engineering

Based on Mount Pleasant campus, Swansea

Faculty of Art and Design
  • School of Contextual Studies and Visual Communication
  • School of Fine and Applied Arts
  • School of Photography and Video
  • School of Research and Post Graduate Studies

Based on the Dynevor Centre for Art, Design and Media, Swansea

Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
  • Swansea School of Education
  • School of Performance and Literature
  • School of Psychology and Counselling

Based on Townhill campus, Swansea

  • Wales International Academy of Voice, Cardiff
Faculty of Business and Management
  • Swansea Business School
  • School of Leisure, Tourism and Sport
  • School of Public Service Leadership

Based on High Street campus, Swansea


Carmarthen Campus

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Carmarthen Campus
Carmarthen SA31 3EP
Tel: 01267 676767

Lampeter Campus

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Lampeter Campus
Ceredigion SA48 7ED
Tel: 01570 422351

Swansea Campus

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
(formerly Swansea Metropolitan University)
Swansea Campus, Mount Pleasant
Swansea SA1 6ED
Tel: 01792 481000

London Campus

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
London Campus, Winchester House
11 Cranmer Road
London, SW9 6EJ
Tel: 0207 566 7600