University of Wales Trinity Saint David Distance Learning

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David Distance Learning

Postgraduate courses available at a distance

Click on the subject area to find out more about the courses we offer via online and distance learning.  Most Master’s level programmes are also available as Postgraduate Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas.

Archaeology, History and Anthropology
  • MA Ancient History
  • MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology
  • MRes Cultural Astronomy and Astrology
  • MA Engaged Anthropology
  • MA Landscape Management and Environmental Archaeology
  • MRes Landscape and Environmental Archaeology
  • MA Medieval Studies
  • MRes Medieval Studies
  •  (Part-time only)
  •  (Part-time only)
  • MA Heritage Tourism (Part-time only)
  • MA International Tourism Management (Part-time only)
  • The Online MBA
  • Doctorate in Professional Practice (DProf)
  • MA Technology Enhanced Learning
  • PG Dip Greek
  • PG Dip Latin
  • PG Dip Greek and Latin
  • MA Ancient History
  • MRes Ancient History
  • MA Classical Studies
  • MRes Classical Studies
  • MA Classics
  • MA Ancient Religions
Philosophy and Literature
  • MA Medieval and Early Modern Literature
  • MA Modern Literature
  • MRes Early Modern Literature
  • MRes Medieval Literature
  • MA Philosophy
  • MRes Philosophy
Heritage and History
  • MA Heritage Tourism (Part-time only)
  • MA Heritage Practice
  • MRes Heritage Practice
  • MA Medieval Studies
Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies
  • MA Biblical Interpretation
  • MRes Biblical Interpretation
  • MA Islamic Studies
  • MRes Islamic Studies
  • MTh Christian Theology
  • MTh Church History
  • MA Study of Religions
  • MRes Study of Religions
  • MRes Religious Experience
Celtic and Bilingual Studies
  • MA Celtic Studies
  • MA Bilingualism and Multilingualism
Humanities programmes A-Z
  • MA Ancient History

Non-Residential Study

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David offers PhD and MPhil research degrees through Distance Learning. Non-residential study offers the following advantages:

  • Internationally recognised research centres
  • Study from your own home
  • Allows you to combine your existing work commitments with research
  • Flexible modes of study
  • 4-9 years to complete your part-time PhD
  • Part- or full-time registration with the option to transfer between the two
  • Regular phone and email contact with research supervisors
  • Annual supervisory visit which can be combined with intensive study or a holiday

UWTSD has a long history of offering postgraduate and research programmes through distance learning.

At UWTSD we recognise that attending lectures on-campus is not suitable for everyone. Which is why we offer a wide range of programmes that can be studied from the comfort of your own home – or wherever else you choose.

As an online/distance learner at UWTSD you will be joining a vibrant, international community of learners who come to us from all walks of life.

How to Apply

UWTSD has a diverse postgraduate community. We welcome applications from all walks of life, whether you have recently graduated or have been away from education for some time.

Applications for all Taught Postgraduate and Postgraduate Research courses (Excluding PGCE Teacher Training) can be made through our online application form

Alternatively, if you are unable to complete the online application form you can submit an application by completing the relevant form below and returning it to our Registry Department.

Taught Postgraduate Application Form (2017)‌ For PG Cert, PG Dip, MA, MSc, MBA and MTh programmes)
Postgraduate Research Application Form  (For DBA, EdD, MRes, MPhil, PhD and ProfD applications)
2017 Postgraduate Referee Request Form  to be used in conjunction with the forms above.

In addition to the personal and academic details required on the application form, you will be asked to name two referees. Ideally your referees should be able to provide an academic reference but professional or personal (not family) references are acceptable for applicants who have not recently been in education, if you are unsure about obtaining a reference please contact the admissions tutor who will be able to provide guidance.

For further advice and guidance on how to apply, please contact our Admissions Team at

Advice for International students and students from the European Union can also be found in the International section of this site.

PGCE Teacher Training 

Applications for Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes should be made via the UCAS application website. For more information about the application process and to find answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our dedicated PGCE webpages