Postgraduate Courses at UWTSD

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Tier 4 visa pilot – Postgraduate Course at UWTSD Swansea

About the Pilot

A small number of UK Universities have been selected to take part in a pilot scheme in conjunction with the Home Office which provides Masters’ students the opportunity to benefit from an easier visa application process. The scheme is referenced in Annex 6 of the Tier 4 policy guidance.

The scheme offers several important advantages for students:

  • Your visa expiry date will be calculated by adding 6 months to your course end date (as stated on your CAS). This will be helpful if you wish to stay on in the UK to look for work after you have completed your studies or to attend a graduation ceremony at a later date.
  • You will be considered as ‘lowrisk’ for immigration purposes and therefore, although you are required to meet the Tier 4 Immigration Rules, you do not need to include much of the documentation with your visa application demonstrating you meet the financial requirements. Plus you are not required to provide evidence of the academic qualifications upon which your place at UWTSD is based as part of your visa application. Equally, you should not be interviewed by UKVI prior to being issued a VISA. Please bear in mind, however, that the university will review such documentation and undertake its own interview before it issues a CAS and that UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) can request documentary evidence during the visa process and will be undertaking some spot-checks on applications submitted under this pilot.
  • Please note: If you are required to submit an ATAS certificate and/or a TB screening certificate you must include these with your visa application.

UWTSD is one of only two Welsh universities to have been chosen to take part in a UK Government pilot scheme aimed at attracting more international students to the UK.

Only 27 Universities from across the UK have been selected to help look at simplifying the visa application process that prospective international students have to undertake in order to enroll onto masters programmes.

The scheme offers several important advantages for students applying for a Tier 4 visa to study on a Masters course of 13 months or less, including a streamlined visa application process and greater support for students wishing to switch to a work visa and take up a graduate role, by allowing them to remain in the UK for 6 months after they have finished their course.

A Master’s degree from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a great investment, whether you want to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs, gain a promotion or simply learn more about a life-long interest alongside like-minded individuals.

You will benefit from a rich and stimulating learning environment where our staff are research-active.

We offer Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees which combine 120 taught credits with 60 credits from a piece of research or in-depth study. You will typically study between 6 and 8 taught modules and depending on your subject area you may be able to combine elective classes with compulsory modules.

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The Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

MRes Engineering
MRes Logistics
MRes Computing
MRes Environmental Management
MENG Mechanical Engineering
MSC Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation

Faculty of Art & Design

MA 3D Computer Animation
MSc Industrial Design


MSc Applied Social and Health Psychology