The University of Wales has a long and proud history, playing an important role in the development of higher education in Wales. Founded by Royal Charter in 1893, it is the degree awarding authority of a number of higher education students at institutions in Wales, as well as for many other partner institutions in the United Kingdom and overseas.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a dynamic and ambitious institution with campuses across three counties in West Wales, as well as the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff, and a campus in London. The University’s Royal Charter is the oldest in Wales and England after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. UWTSD also offers programmes of study delivered through collaborative partnerships with other institutions in the UK and overseas.
In August 2017, both the University of Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David approved a deed of union which delivered on a policy objective of integrating the two historic Universities, thus creating a new university for Wales.
Working together to create a unified institution under the 1828 Charter of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the process of integrating both institutions is complex. During this transition period, specific partnerships of the University of Wales, identified as having strategic importance, have been considered through established processes for the development of a partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. During this transition phase, some candidates recruited to historically established University of Wales’ programmes, at these institutions, will have their programme of study awarded by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Candidates recruited to these awards will be made aware of this arrangement by their collaborative centre at the point of recruitment.