The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining in 2013, created the university people we know today.
As a result of these mergers, UWTSD has its three main campuses in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. The university now also has a campus in London. In addition to that, there are UWTSD learning centres in Cardiff and Birmingham.
The university, which has a Silver award from TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework), offers a great range of postgraduate subjects, covering both research and taught programmes. UWTSD also provides a variety of ways to study. Its staff has experience and expertise in online and distance learning.
In 2014, 60% of the research work undertaken at UWTSD was recognised as being “outstanding” or “very considerable” by the Research Excellence Framework (REF).