• Ranked eighth in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching quality, 2020 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide)
  • Ranked first in the UK for courses and lecturers, 2019 (Whatuni Student Choice Awards)
  • Placed eighth in the UK for student satisfaction, 2020 (Complete University Guide)

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, known as UWTSD, is an employment-focused university that furnishes students with all the knowledge and skills to thrive after graduation. It has three main campuses in Wales, at Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. All share a friendly community atmosphere.

UWTSD offers small class sizes and a high quality of teaching from lecturers who are active in research or industry. Students explore and learn the theory around their subject while gaining skills that boost their employment prospects.

Tradition and innovation come together at UWTSD. The university has the oldest Royal Charter in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge, and will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its original foundation as St David’s College in 2022. It’s a forward-thinking, inclusive institution, giving everyone who could benefit from a university education the chance to fulfil their potential.

Quick stats

Location: Swansea and Carmarthen, West Wales, and Lampeter, Mid Wales

Number of students: 13,273

(Undergraduate: 10,143; postgraduate: 3,130; international: 2,312)*
* * Figures from 2018/19

Contact: 0300 500 5054 / +44 300 500 5054


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