University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.12 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.39 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.12 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    43.6 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    66.7 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    78.9 / 100.0

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is one of the UK's newest universities but with a long history of providing education, created through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, and joined by Swansea Metropolitan University in 2012. UWTSD has 3 distinctive campuses spread across south west Wales, in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. There are also satellite campuses in London and Cardiff.

Entry Requirements

  • UWTSD offers a wide range of courses; entry requirements vary. Please refer to the university website for details.
  • Students are welcome to contact the university with any questions about entry requirements.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are supplemented by a wide range of part-time flexible learning options.
  • The university strives to be as accessible as possible to students and provides opportunities to study at times that suit learning needs.

Student Services and Facilities

  • IT facilities include IT suites with PC and Mac computers installed with industry-standard software. Students also have access to the university’s Virtual Learning Environment, the Internet and Microsoft Office 365.
  • The library and learning resources on each campus are designed to enhance the experience for students on and off campus, providing access to more than half-a-million books and 80,000 online journals.

Disability Services

  • The university is committed to inclusive education and to providing excellent support and facilities to all students, before and during their studies.
  • A team of dedicated staff across all campuses provides a wide range of advice, guidance and support to help make each student's experience as good as it can possibly be.

Students' Union

  • Trinity Saint David Students' Union works on behalf of students to help them make the most of their time at university. Students are automatically members and can join any of the SU's clubs and societies − or even start their own.
  • The Students' Union is a democratic organisation; student leaders are elected and direct the work of the SU. Students can shape their own education and experience by becoming a course representative, or standing for student council.
  • The Students' Union stands up for student rights. The SU supports students who are having a tough time, but is also there to make sure that they have the best time at university, socially and academically.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • There are a number of opportunities for students to gain part-time work within the university. There are openings for intern programmes and many students choose to act as ambassadors, providing support for central teams.
  • There are opportunities to gain part-time employment with local business and industry, depending on campus. The university has a clear focus on entrepreneurship and is well connected with employers.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers Service is available to all students and graduates of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, during their studies and after graduation, to help maximise their potential and employability.
  • Careers advisers are able to assist students with all aspects of career planning, including choosing a career, job-seeking strategies, guidance on application procedures and CVs, and interview techniques.
  • The service can also provide guidance on course changes, work experience and further study options.
  • The Careers Service posts information about local and national job vacancies, careers-related events and various career paths on its Facebook page and on Twitter.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 85%
  • Postgraduate 15%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 67%
  • Part Time 33%

Where students come from

  • UK 93%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 5%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%


  • The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is one of the newest universities in the UK, yet it has a long and rich history.
  • It was formed in 2010 by merging together the University of Wales, Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, under Lampeter’s Royal Charter of 1828, combining the long histories of both institutions.
  • In 2012 the former Swansea Metropolitan University joined the UWTSD family. The UWTSD Group also includes two further education colleges, Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion. 

Notable Alumni

  • Barry John – former Welsh rugby international.
  • Stuart Burrows – tenor.
  • Sarra Elgan Easterby – TV presenter.
  • Jules Hudson – TV presenter.
  • Pete Paphides – journalist.
  • Juliette Forster – journalist and TV presenter.
  • Rachel Whitty – Service Improvement Specialist Sales to Cash at John Lewis, Partnership Services Division.
  • Pene Pati, Amitai Pati and Moses Mackay – members of popular classical group Sol3 Mio.

Further Details

Address University of Wales Trinity Saint David Carmarthen Campus Carmarthen SA31 3EP
UCAS Code T80