Guardian League Table ranks UWTSD 1st in Wales in 10 subjects


The University has been placed 1st in Wales in 10 subjects and in the UK’s top 15 in 6 subjects in the Guardian University League Table 2022 published today (11 September).

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The University Group, which includes Coleg Sir Gâr, is positioned joint 74th overall out of the 121 featured institutions from across the UK.

The Guardian ranks universities according to nine different measures: including how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, teaching and feedback, spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results.

The subjects which are ranked 1st in Wales are:

  • Art
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Design & Crafts
  • Education
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Film, Production & Photography
  • Forensic Science & Archaeology,
  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music

In addition, 6 subjects were placed in the top 15 in the UK including Design & Crafts (3rd), Art (5rd), Fashion and Textiles (9th), History (10th), Archaeology (13th) and Classics & Ancient History (14th).

The History programme, delivered on the University’s Lampeter campus was also 7th in the UK for careers within 15 months of graduating. 

Professor Mirjam Plantinga, the University’s Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Experience, said:

“The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) celebrates the news that we have achieved a solid performance in this year’s Guardian University League Table.  It shows the strength of our subjects across our campuses in Swansea, Carmarthen, Lampeter and Cardiff.  The excellent results for the University’s Swansea College of Art, Education and Humanities programmes demonstrates the University’s longstanding reputation for these subjects.

“Today, our Lampeter campus will welcome our students to the campus.  I hope that they will feel proud that they are joining programmes which are among the best in Wales and the UK.  This is particularly pleasing as we look forward to celebrating our Bicentenary year in 2022 and the foundation of St David’s College Lampeter and the beginning of higher education in Wales.”