University of Wales Trinity
Swansea prospectus 2015
Welcome from the Vice Chancellor I am delighted that you have shown an interest in pursuing a course of study at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. We have a global community of students and welcome international students from over 30 countries. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David offers a warm welcome to Wales and our alumni have a lifetime connection to Wales and to the University. We have established a Welsh American academy to celebrate the connection between Wales and North America and have longstanding relationships with Universities and colleges in the USA and Canada. We are a ‘locally rooted, globally connected’ University through which we promote global citizenship and education for sustainable development. We take great pride in our history and our connection to it, particularly in the way that it has provided us with the determination and confidence to shape our own future. We are committed to placing our students at the center of our mission by providing a relevant and inspiring curriculum, providing a supportive learning environment, investing in our campuses and facilities and ensuring that students, from all backgrounds, are given the opportunity to achieve their potential. Universities, after all, are about students, their experiences, the opportunities that they have here to challenge concepts, develop as individuals and thrive. Our aim is to develop reflective graduates and practitioners who can make a difference to society. We are committed to sustainable development and the environment as one of our underpinning values. It is a theme that is woven into the student experience enabling the UWTSD graduate to develop the right knowledge, skills and attributes to take their place wherever they may be in the future.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
I am pleased to welcome your interest in this brochure and hope that it will provide you with an overview of life at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. I hope also that you will find our online environment engaging and informative and that it will inspire you to find out more about us.
Professor Medwin Hughes DL DPhil DPS FRSA Vice-Chancellor
Contents Discover the Wonders of Wales
A Sense of History, A sense of Purpose
Great Reasons to Choose UWTSD
Student Life at Swansea
A sense of place 14 The Cultural Program 16 Study Abroad
A Supportive Environment
DT100 Celebrations & scholarships
How to apply
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Discover the Wonders of Wales Wales is a wonderful country with a proud heritage, a rich cultural history, beautiful landscape and excellent sports and leisure facilities.
From the bustle of waterfront city life in Swansea to the tranquillity of the countryside and breath-taking beauty of its sandy beaches, there’s something for everyone in South West Wales. With national parks, country parks, designated areas of outstanding beauty, clean rivers and beaches, West Wales is a favourite with those who enjoy the outdoors. It is a popular tourist destination and facilities and attractions include a wealth of National Trust properties, castles, gardens and seaside attractions, as well as theme parks including Oakwood and the Blue Lagoon Water Park. The area is steeped in history and heritage and the surroundings provide our students with excellent opportunities to draw upon the rich natural resources as part of their programmes of study. Visit the Cistercian Abbey in Strata Florida and you may well see our Archaeology students digging for the hidden treasures of Medieval Wales; visit the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and you might find our Outdoor Education students abseiling down the cliffs. South West Wales quite simply has everything you could possibly want, within a short distance from our campuses.
Studying Abroad is a huge decision, and is one that could change your life! You will enhance your career prospects with an internationally recognized qualification on your resume. It an opportunity for you to get an international perspective on your studies, you will also learn about a different culture, history and way of life. Wales is a great place to spend this precious time in your educational career.Its vast history and culture set it apart from other countries, and yet it's within easy travelling distance to the rest of the UK and Europe, making it possible for you to see all the major sights during your time away from home.
Wales and North America The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has longstanding links with North America. Our Study Abroad Program began in 1976 and, since then, the University has welcomed students from colleges and universities in the USA and Canada either on study abroad or for fulltime undergraduate or postgraduate study, In addition to many students from the USA and Canada who are on our distance learning courses. The International Office frequently visits the USA and Canada throughout the year to meet prospective students and work with our partner colleges and Universities. We also attend the NAFSA Association for International Educators conference annually.
"I have gained so many wonderful experiences while studying abroad; I have come to call Wales ‘home’." Ana Martin, USA
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A Sense of History, A sense of Purpose
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was formed on 18 November 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, under Lampeter’s Royal Charter of 1828. On the 1 August 2013, Swansea Metropolitan University became part of UWTSD. The University’s Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and England after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. In 2011 HRH the Prince of Wales became its Royal Patron.
Swansea Campus Founded in 1853, the Swansea campuses have a reputation for innovative industry-led and career-driven programmes. They are delivered in Wales’s premier waterfront city, with sport and leisure opportunities on its stunning coastline, excellent shopping and nightlife, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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Great Reasons to Choose UWTSD Cost effective
In the UK you can complete an Undergraduate Degree in 3 years and a Graduate degree in 1 taught academic year. The annual cost is also less that private US Universities and Colleges.
Friendly Campus Communities
Students are at the heart of everything we do and small, close-knit campus communities mean that you'll settle in and feel at home really quickly.
See the World
The location of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is perfect to explore the UK and Europe during your time with us.
There for You
We have an open door policy, which means you can drop in to see a member of staff at any time during term time.
An INSPIRED Education
Our award-winning Institute for Sustainable Practice and Resource Effectiveness(INSPIRE) ensures that Sustainable Development is central to your programme and the environment in which you'll work.
"Choosing to go to UWTSD Swansea was probably the best choice I've made in my life yet. Going somewhere completely new challenged me in new ways and made me happier than I could have ever imagined. I've made new friends and my course is very fulfilling. In short, I love it here." Tina Meldahl larsen
An Inclusive Education
We believe strongly that higher education should be available to all those who will benefit from it and welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances. We also keep our fees as low as possible to provide the best value for your money and are able to offer a range of bursaries and scholarships.
21st Century Courses
Learning and Teaching are our main focus as a University and we do everything we can to make sure our courses are up to date and relevant to your future career.
A Historic Reputation
As the earliest established Higher Education institution in Wales (1822), and with HRH the Prince of Wales as our Royal Patron, we are proud of our longstanding reputation for providing higher education excellence in Wales.
A World of Opportunity
With students from more than 30 countries studying on our campuses and international partnerships around the globe offering study abroad and exchange, your student experience at UWTSD will have a truly global feel.
Be Part of the Network
When you join UWTSD you become part of a learning network for life. Our graduates, alumni, links with business and international partnerships mean you have access to a vast network of contacts which will benefit you throughout your studies and on into your future career.
Fantastic Locations across Wonderful Wales Wales is a special place. Weâ€™re extremely proud of our Welsh heritage and the stunning locations of our campuses. Studying with us will enable you to experience the very best of Welsh culture and our fantastic natural environment.
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Discover Swansea From unique town centres, varied landscapes and an overwhelming choice of activities, whether it's hot or not Swansea has it all.
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Discover Student Life at Swansea
There is a vibrant student culture in Swansea, and you’ll join thousands of students who flock to Wales’ premier waterfront city every year for its nightlife, sports and leisure facilities and stunning coastal location. As well as the fabulous coast and countryside, Swansea provides a cosmopolitan city atmosphere with a fantastic nightlife and great shopping. In additional to first-class football and rugby, the city’s Liberty Stadium also hosts concerts from a range of international artists. As well as providing student support and representation, the Students’ Union at Swansea offers a wide range of sports clubs and societies along with organising entertainment such as ‘Freshtival’ during the first few weeks of term and ‘Refreshers’ at the start of the second semester. The annual Summer Ball is another highlight of the social calendar in Swansea, with recent headliners including Feeder (2009), Florence and the Machine (2010), The Streets (2011), Pixie Lott, Tim Minchin and Rudimental (2012), Sub Focus and Professor Green (2013). Student life in Swansea offers everything you need to have a fantastic time during your studies, all in one of the safest cities in the UK.
"Join thousands of students who flock to Walesâ€™ premier waterfront city every year for its nightlife, sports and leisure facilities and stunning coastal location"
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A sense of place... The Cultural Program is an important part of your time at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The Program provides a variety of excursions to various locations in Wales and England throughout the academic year.
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The Cultural Program for International Studentss
Excursions take place on weekends and you are accompanied by members of the International Office who provide historical and cultural information. This is a great way to get to know Wales and England in a safe and friendly environment. If you’re an international student studying at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and would like to attend these cultural trips, please contact the International Office in advance and specify which campus you are studying in (Swansea, Lampeter or Carmarthen). These excursions vary slightly, but can include some of the following:
Pembrokeshire Coast Wales boasts some of the most spectacular coastline in Great Britain. The Pembrokeshire Coast has miles and miles of natural attractions - cliffs, beaches, caves and of course wildlife. Visitors can spot seals, puffins, wild horses and many other wild creatures in their natural habitat. This trip also includes a visit to St David’s, Britain’s smallest City! This is home to a splendid 12th Century Abbey, which was built on the ancient home and church of St. David, patron Saint of Wales.
Llansteffan Llansteffan is a small village just 8 miles from Carmarthen campus. Yet nestled on the shore of the Tywi Estuary, this village is home to Llansteffan Castle, a 12th century Norman Castle. Following a short climb up a hill, views of both the sands and countryside are breathtaking. Nearby isLaugharne, and the Dylan Thomas Boathouse. Dylan Thomas is maybe Wales’ most famous poet. He spent the last four of his short 39 years composing his poetry in the little village of Laugharne.
The capital of Wales Cardiff was once the world’s leading coal-exporting port. Now, it is a destination point for tourists and native Welsh alike. An inviting new waterfront, set along Cardiff Bay, is the home to the Millennium Centre (a state of the art theatre/opera House). You can also visit the Millennium Stadium, the home of Welsh rugby!
Once a mining-town, Aberystwyth is now a cultural hub, hosting the National Library of Wales. The National Library is one of the great libraries of the world. Since 1911 it has enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland.
Coal mining is an integral part of Welsh History. Big Pit was a working coalmine until it closed in 1980. Then in 1983 it became a museum of the South Wales mining industry and is now known as the National Mining Museum of Wales. The highlight of the visit is the hour-long underground tour, led by ex-miners, which takes you down in the pit cage to walk through underground roadways, air doors, stables and engine houses built by generations of mineworkers. On the surface you can explore the colliery buildings the engine-house, the blacksmiths' workshop and the pithead baths.
Cardiff has a rich history dating back 2,000 years. Its famous castle, built in Roman times, was ‘recreated’ as a medieval-styled showpiece in the nineteenth century. Other popular attractions in the area include the striking Civic Centre, which houses the National Museum, and the city’s Victorian arcades, which offer great shopping.
It also houses exhibitions and is home to many rare Welsh and Celtic manuscripts. You will be able to take the cliff railway up Constitution Hill and visit AberystwythCastle, a Norman Castle built on the site of an Iron Age fortification. Shopping and walks along the promenade are also a must for any visitor!
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Students spend the whole weekend exploring London: Among the many places of interest are Westminster; Buckingham Palace; Covent Garden; Trafalgar Square; Oxford Street and Knightsbridge. Students are free to plan their own activities, from sightseeing to seeing a West End Musical!
For two thousand years Bath has been a spa town, built around Britainâ€™s only hot mineral springs. For centuries this natural phenomenon has attracted visitors to Bath, and led to a unique historic urban environment around the springs. The Romans were the first to realise the value of the hot mineral water. They built their religious spa of AquaeSulis around the three springs.
Gower Britain's first designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' Within minutes of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Swansea campus you reach the 19 mile-long Gower Peninsula. It starts at Mumbles and extends westwards. It's famous for its beautiful coastline and beaches The Gower Peninsula's beaches are some of Wales' cleanest and most beautiful. Rhossili Bay scooped the TripAdvisorTravellers Choice Award for Britain's Best Beach (as well as placing 3rd in Europe and 10th in the World) in 2013.
The Roman Baths is below the modern street level and has four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath. The Georgian Pump Room is on the ground level. Bath is also known for its shops and was once the home to literary figure, Jane Austin. This visit is always a favorite among international students! In addition to the cultural program the International Office organizes a number of events throughout the year, including a welcome dinner, afternoon teas, Coffee mornings, Thanksgiving Dinner and the annual St. Davidâ€™s Day dinner. These are great events which bring together the faculty and International student body.
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Study Abroad We have a number of partner colleges in the USA and Canada. However, we also welcome direct study abroad applications for either semester abroad or full year. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has longstanding links with North America. Our Study Abroad Programme began in 1976 and, since then, the University has welcomed students to the campus from colleges and universities in the USA or Canada either on study abroad or for fulltime undergraduate study. Many students have taken advantage of their stay in Wales to travel around other countries in Europe, including, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy and Spain.
Academic Program You can choose from a variety of courses at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Full details of the courses available are provided in our undergraduate course listings on the next page. At the beginning of the program, our professors will introduce each of the courses to you, so that you can decide which ones appeal to you most. Once you have chosen between 12-17 hours of classes, the International Office will send the information with the syllabi to your home institution. Upon completion of the Study Abroad Program, you and your institution will be provided with a transcript.
Undergraduate Study Employers in North America and around the world recognise the value of a UK education. A UWTSD Undergraduate Degree is a 3 year program.
Degree completion opportunities It is possible to apply to transfer into the 3rd year of an undergraduate degree programme if university studies undertaken to date in another country or in another university in the UK correspond by level and content to the 2nd year of a programme at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. In order to assess an application for transfer, students are required to provide an official certified transcript detailing the study undertaken to date with their application.
"Many students have taken advantage of their stay in Wales to travel around other countries in Europe, including, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy and Spain."
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A Supportive Environment Studying in another country can be exciting but also, on occassion, challenging. The University is committed to provide excellent support to its international students throughout their studies.
The International Office The pastoral care of students is central to the work of the International Office. The team of staff are responsible for providing support and guidance for students on a number of issues including practical advice on, for example, accommodation and finance. However, we also offer professional counselling and welfare services, located within the Student Services Department, that are available to all students, and are founded on the principle that no problem is too big or too small to share.
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Advice and guidance on courses and how to apply Airport pick-up (specific dates and times, please contact for details) Intensive orientation programme Cultural Experiences Open office surgery sessions Dedicated staff who are there to help make your experience a memorable one International Office events Support through your studies
Arrival and Orientation Once you have arrived in the UK, we ensure our international students receive a warm welcome and prepare a program of activities designed to help you during your first few days with us. Most students are able to take advantage of our airport pick up services and full details of this and our comprehensive welcome, arrival and orientation program will be available on our website once the details for this academic year have been confirmed.
Orientation In your first few days you will be introduced to the University, the local area and to staff and students. There is important information that you need to be aware of, forms to fill in and choices to be made, and the program is designed to guide you through this process and introduce you to the services and support you will need during your time at the University. We also organize trips so we hope it will be a fun week! It is highly recommended that you plan to attend as many orientation events as possible. Studies show that international students that participate in induction settle better into their new lifestyle in the UK.
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DT100 Celebrations & scholarships In recognition of Dylanâ€™s enduring relationship with North America and in acknowledgement of the close relationship of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David with a range of Universities and Colleges in North America and Canada, the University is pleased to announce the formation of The Dylan Thomas Scholars. The University has established 50 scholarships of ÂŁ1000 for full-fee paying students from Canada and North America studying on full-time undergraduate and graduate programs at the University.
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How to apply Undergraduate Programs
To apply for study abroad
SAT Reasoning Tests (formerly SAT 1) – 550 in all three parts plus 550 in any SAT Subject tests (formerly SAT 2) AND Advanced Placement Tests (AP) grades 3 or above in 2 / 3 subjects
To apply please fill in the international application form from the website http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/international/ study-abroad-and-exchange/inboundstudy-abroad/and return it with:
Graduate Programs • Bachelor degree • First Professional Degree
• A statement of why you want to be considered for the program
Entry requirements – students from Canada Undergraduate Programs, applicants must have one of the following: •
Applicants from Ontario who are studying for, or who have already completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (usually with 6 U or U/C subjects at Grade 12). Some programs may specify exact grade requirements in relevant U subjects
• Applicants from Quebec who are studying for, or who have already completed the Diplomed' Etudes Collegiales • Applicants from other provinces who are studying for, or who have already completed, the relevant alternative Senior High School or Grade 12 qualification
• Two faculty recommendations from your home institution • Transcript of grades from your home institutions (Minimum GPA 3.0) • Approval for you to study abroad from Study Abroad Advisor or Dean of Student Life • Two passport sized photographs.
For more information on the application process please contact me:
Graduate Programs, applicants must have one of the following: • Successful completion of Canadian undergraduate bachelor degree Kath Griffiths • Successful completion of the K.Griffiths@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk equivalent to a UK honors degree in Twitter@studyinwales a relevant subject Telephone: + 44 (1267 676601) School certificates and certified transcripts must accompany your application.
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Programs For more information on our programs please visit our website www.uwtsd.ac.uk
Undergraduate and Study Abroad A 3 year Undergraduate Degree Program and Full year study abroad options BA Accounting BA Business and Finance BA Financial Services BA Fine Art (Combined Media) BA Fine Art (Painting & Drawing) BA Fine Art (3D & Sculptural Practice) BA Curatorial Practice and Writing for the Arts BA Photography in the Arts BA Photojournalism BA Digital Film & Television Production BA Documentary Video BA Video Arts BA 3D Computer Animation BA Creative Computer Games Design BA Creative Digital Media BA Sonic Arts BA Visualization in Virtual Environments BSc Computer Animation - Motion Capture BSc Digital Media Development BSc Motion Capture BSc Music Technology BSc Music Technology - Audio Production BSc Music Technology - Game Audio BSc Music Technology - Sound for the moving image BSc Visual Effects BA Automotive Design BA Automotive Design with Computer Visualization BA Automotive Design with Enterprise BA Automotive Design with Marketing BA Product Design BA Product Design with Computer Visualisation BA Product Design with Digital Media BA Product Design with Enterprise BA Product Design with Marketing BSc Medical Product Design BSc Product Design & Technology 28 |
BA Transport Design BA TransportDesignwith Marketing BA Transport Design with Enterprise BA Transport Design with Computer Visualisation BA Graphic Design BA Illustration BA Advertising and Brand Design BA Glass BA Glass in the Public Arts BA Glass with Architectural Technology BA Glass with Computer Visualisation BA Glass with Enterprise BA Glass with Product Design BA Architectural Glass Arts BSc Civil Engineering & Environmental Management BSc Environmental Conservation BSc Project & Construction Management BSc Quantity Surveying BSc Business and Management BA Business BA Human Resource Management BA Management and Leadership BA Marketing Management BSc Business Information Technology BSc Computer Games Development BSc Computing and Information Systems BSc Computer Networks BSc Computer Systems and Electronics BEng Computer Networks Technology BSc Software Engineering BSc Web Development BSc Mobile Computing and Application Development BSc Automotive Engineering BSc Motorsport Engineering BEng Motorcycle Engineering BSc Motorcycle Engineering BEng Mechanical Engineering* BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering BEng Automotive Engineering BEng Motorsport Engineering* BEng Extreme Sports Engineering* BEng Composites Engineering
BA Events Management BA Sports Management BA International Travel & Tourism Management BA Leisure Management BA Tourism Management BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc Food Logistics BSc Humanitarian Logistics BSc Logistics BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc Military Logistics BSc Motorsport Logistics BSc Motorsport Management
BSc Project & Construction Management BSc Property Management BSc Property Management and Finance BSc Property Management and Surveying BSc Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management BSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment BSc Sustainable Construction BSc Sustainable Maritime Environments BSc Waste Resource Management and Logistics BEng Humanitarian Engineering
BSc Motorsport Management BA Applied Drama BA Performing Arts BA Technical Theatre BA Counselling Studies and Drama BA Drama and Education Studies BA/BSc Drama and Psychology BA/BSc Counselling Studies and Psychology BA Counselling Studies and Drama BA/BSc Drama and Psychology BA/BSc Counselling Studies and Education Studies BSc Health and Social Care BA Drama and Education Studies BA / Bsc Education Studies and Psychology BA Counselling Studies and Education Studies BA Education Studies BSc Architectural Conservation BSc Architectural Technology BSc Architectural Technology and Glass BSc Architectural Visualisation BSc Architecture with Virtual Reality BSc Building Surveying BSc Civil Engineering and Environmental Management BSc Environmental Conservation BSc Environmental Conservation with Geography BSc Environmental Science with Geography BSc Environmental Sciences www.uwtsd.ac.uk | 29
Combined 4year program that combines an undergraduate and graduate qualification MDes Glass MDes Glass with Enterprise MDes Glass in the Public Arts MDes Glass with Product Design MDes Architectural Glass Arts MDes Glass with Architectural Technology MDes Glass with Computer Visualization MEng Motorsport Engineering MEng Automotive Engineering MEng Motorcycle Engineering MEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering MEng Composites Engineering MEng Extreme Sports Engineering
MDes Automotive Design MDes Automotive Design with Computer Visualisation MDes Automotive Design with Enterprise MDes Automotive Design with Marketing MDes Medical Product Design MDes Product Design MDes Product Design with Digital Media MDes Product Design & Technology MDes Product Design with Computer Visualisation MDes Product Design with Marketing MDes Product Design with Enterprise MDes Transport Design MDes Transport Design with Marketing MDes Transport Design with Enterprise MDes Transport Design with Computer Visualisation MEng Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Programs MBA MBA Education Management MBA Entrepreneurship MBA International Tourism MBA Public Service Management MBA International Fashion Management MBA Sports and Leisure Management MSc Food Logistics MSc Logistics MSc Facilities Management MSc Environmental Conservation and Management MSc Lean and Agile Manufacturing MSc Non Destructive Testing and Evaluation MA 3D Computer Animation MSc Multimedia MA Creative Sound Production MSc Industrial Design MA Product Design and Innovation MA Transportation Design MSc Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation MSc Computing MSc Applied Computing
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