UWTSD launches iHumanities College


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has launched the iHumanities College which provides a range of distance learning undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Humanities.

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The iHumanities College builds upon UWTSD Lampeter campus’ reputation for the study of the Humanities and its international multi-cultural and multi-faith ethos, as well as its expertise in delivering distance learning provision.

Philosophy lecturer, Dr Rebekah Humphreys, who is leading on the iHumanities initiative said: “Our academic staff are not only experts in their fields but also experts in delivering distance learning provision. We’ve been offering distance-learning programmes and modules alongside our campus-based provision for about 30 years. The current shift across the university sector to online learning is nothing new to us. We’ve developed our virtual learning environment and digital learning resources to offer students an inspiring and rewarding study experience.

Distance learning offers a flexible learning option to fit around students’ personal and professional commitments. They may be a busy parent bringing up young children or a career professional unable to take time off but eager to undertake professional development or someone who lives far from Lampeter but is keen on the intellectual challenge of studying.”

The range of programmes include Ancient Languages, Ancient Worlds, Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, Historical Studies, Literature, Writing and Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology.

Opportunities are also available to study research degrees, including doctoral studies, as well as take part in a range of such activities as seminars, symposiums, talks and summer schools as well as join online forums and discussion groups. 

Dr Humphreys added “Part of what makes us unique is that there is a close learning community between staff and students afforded partly by our teaching methods but also by our view that learning should be inclusive and that such collegiality enriches the learning experience of our students, whether undergraduate and postgraduate.

Since higher education in Wales was founded in Lampeter 200 years ago, we have been delivering excellent teaching in Humanities subjects and with such a wealth of experience behind us, we know what works. We have a firmly established reputation for delivering small group teaching; teaching which enables our lecturers to respond to the needs of every single student. Above all we want our students to explore the wealth of opportunities and enrichment the study of Humanities provides”.

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