University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

2013 League Table Ranking 104
2013 Overall Score 468
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Student-Staff Ratio 18.8 Help
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Graduate Prospects 51.1 Help
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Degree Completion 75.6 Help
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  • The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a new university created through the merger of University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, the two oldest academic institutions in Wales. The new university was approved by the Privy Council in July 2010.
  • Located on campuses in Carmarthen and Lampeter, the University offers a range of courses covering the spectrum from academic to vocational, small and friendly campuses with all accommodation close by, a low cost of living, scholarships to help make ends meet, and excellent student support services.
  • Degree programmes range from vocationally oriented courses such as Archaeology and Teaching to programmes leading to a range of employment opportunities, e.g. Classics, History, English and Psychology.  All courses combine academic knowledge with the transferable skills that employers seek, such a problem solving, team work, presentation and organisational skills, and leadership. 

Location and transport

  • The campuses in Carmarthen and Lampeter are excellent places to live and study. Both sites are based around the original nineteenth century college buildings and comprise beautiful landscaped grounds with modern and well-equipped buildings. Each campus has accommodation, learning resources, a lively Students’Union, catering and sports facilities on site so that there is no need to commute, saving both time and money.
  • Both campuses are surrounded by green fields and there is a host of opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hill walking, mountain biking, canoeing, coasteering, and surfing as well as visits to sites of historical and cultural interest. The cost of living in west Wales is much lower than in many urban areas, which means that a student loan may go further.  Crime rates in west Wales are amongst some of the lowest in the UK, allowing a greater sense of personal freedom.
  • Find out more about the location and travelling to Carmarthen Campus and Lampeter Campus online.


The subject areas taught on each campus are:

  • Carmarthen Campus – Acting, Business and Management, Early Years Education, Health, Primary Education, Psychology, Social Inclusion, Sport and Outdoor Education, Theatre Design, Theology and Religious Studies, Toursim, Youth and Community Work.
  • Lampeter Campus – Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Chinese Studies, Classics and Classical Studies, Creative Writing, English, History, Latin and Greek, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Theology and Relgious Studies.
  • Find out more about courses on both campuses online.

Disability services

  • Visit the website for information about disability services at Trinity Saint David.
  • Telephone Student Services for a confidential consultation on 01267 676677.

Students' union

  • Find out about the students' union at Trinity Saint David online.


  • Get details of sporting opportunities on both campuses of Trinity Saint David online.

Recent/prospective new builds

  • The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has secured a £14.3 million government funding package via the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).
  • A new teaching and learning centre is planned for the Carmarthen Campus and completion due by March 2012. The  state of the art building will include lecture rooms, communal areas, and studios etc.  for students of creative and cultural arts.
  • A new student academic and service hub wil be completed on the Lampeter Campus during 2011 and will will locate all student-facing services in one convenient area providing professional services, advice and guidance.
  • Residential accommodation and sports facilities on both campuses will also be enhanced.

Availability of part-time work

  • There is plenty of part-time/casual work available close to both campuses.
  • Job Shop’s on both campuses help students secure part-time employment.
  • Some students can also gain work in the Students' Union and catering/conference centres.



For further information

  • Carmarthen: 01267 676767
  • Lampeter: 01570 422351
  • Carmarthen Campus:
    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen Campus, Carmarthen SA31 3EP
  • Lampeter Campus:
    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion SA48 7ED
UCAS Code T80

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