Press Releases 2016

UWTSD's Lampeter campus celebrates launch of new degree programmes in the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts

02.12.2016

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to announce exciting new areas of study within the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts. Taking into account key humanitarian, environmental, social and political concerns of the twenty-first century, UWTSD is launching degree programmes that will address these challenges, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to step into a range of careers. 

The innovative degree programmes are in the areas of International Development, Humanitarianism & Law, Politics, Economics, and Ecology. Single Honours degree programmes include BA Political Ecology and BA International Development, Humanitarianism & Law.

Thanks to experienced teaching staff in the NGO and charitable sector, the International Development programmes offer students an education that is based on tutors’ practical experiences, drawing upon wide-ranging current issues and situations across the world from Third World Debt, to Globalisation, natural disaster, and political instability. Not only will students learn from those who have professional backgrounds and expertise, students will also gain first-hand experiences working with charities abroad or in the UK.

The Ecology suite of programmes, including BA Political Ecology, examines ecology and environmentalism within a wider political, social and economic context.  Staff with extensive research and academic expertise in the areas of environmentalism, environmental philosophy, sustainability and politics, will be teaching on the degree programmes and will give students a comprehensive understanding of environmental issues and impacts, and the ways in which these can be limited for future generations.

Dr Jeremy Smith, the Dean for the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts celebrates the launch of these degree programmes on the Lampeter campus: “The Faculty is pleased to be launching a suite of new programmes in international development, humanitarianism, inter-faith dialogue and political ecology alongside innovative ways to study in the fields of politics, economics and law.

The programmes represent a new development in curriculum provision in appropriate and industry-related areas that enable the faculty to offer students an exciting and career-minded experience.”