Students from Wales and around the world are choosing to study at University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s prestigious new School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies (TRIS).
This new school, the outcome of a historic merger between Trinity University College, Carmarthen and the University of Wales, Lampeter, has resulted in one of the largest and most distinguished schools in the United Kingdom.
Meeting the growing demand for provision at every level of the higher education world, students can find a wealth of undergraduate courses, postgraduate diplomas, certificates, MAs, MPhil and PhD opportunities in a number of areas.
Single Honours BA degrees are offered in Theology, Religious Studies and Crefydd a Chymdeithas. The BA Crefydd a Chymdeithas is the new Welsh medium scheme, which offers students the possibility of doing their whole course through the medium of Welsh. The School also offers the Joint Honours degree in Islamic Studies and Religious Studies, which is a joint honours programme with Arabic as an optional component of the course. There are many options for Joint Honours degrees, for example in Theology and Philosophy and Religious Studies and Anthropology. Numerous MA courses include World's Religions, Theology, Islamic Studies, Religious Experience and more. We invite you to spend a few minutes searching this website for the course that fits you.
Our students become a part of an important historic tradition: we are the first school of its kind in Wales and one of the oldest in the United Kingdom. This rich heritage is reflected in the historic buildings, the Founders' Library and the sense of beauty that surrounds each of our campuses. This is a school that is keen to pursue its connection to the context of Wales and religious identities in Wales whilst also reaching out to the world with expertise in religious traditions that span the globe.
Ninian Smart, one of the greatest modern authorities on the study of religion and a regular visitor to the department once said, “You cannot do better in Britain in the field than here”. John Hick, Archbishop Rowan Williams, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr and His Holiness the Dalai Lama are just some of the many leading figures that have been associated with various courses in this exciting school.