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Cymraeg a'r Gweithle Proffesiynol BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In contemporary Wales, with the growth of organizations such as the Welsh Government and the introduction of the Welsh Language Standards, the ability to use Welsh at a professional level is extremely attractive to employers. Similarly there is an increasing demand for graduates with vocational skills and experience.

This exciting, contemporary and diverse program aims to help you develop these essential academic and employability skills ready for a career in a range of different fields.

A specific core pathway with a clear vocational focus is offered which will foster awareness and skills appropriate to both the professional workplace and the study of the Welsh language. We will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the world of work and to specific careers such as translation, language planning and language policy, education or the heritage industry, but there is also an emphasis on transferable skills. These will enable the workforce to use the Welsh language 'in more practical, creative and entertaining ways', as the First Minister said in launching a vision for a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

We focus on aspects such as the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, the ability to critically and creatively analyze and interpret the world around you, create professional texts and documents, and the ability to act independently at a high level. The aim is to provide high level academic and vocational skills and experiences, such as reading, interpreting and producing a variety of texts, problem solving, creating strategies and working individually and in a team. An important element of the program is the opportunity to undertake periods of work experience on placement in Years 2 and 3 in order to apply the knowledge and skills gained practically to the real world of work, and to gain mentored by an external practitioner.

Learning and assessment

We offer a supportive learning environment, where you are enabled to gain a range of skills and a wealth of specialist knowledge. Our courses develop intellectual skills, such as critical thinking, detailed analysis, evaluating evidence, constructing arguments, applying theory, and using language effectively in writing and discussion. You will gain experience in areas such as team working, independent research and time management.

You will be taught in lectures, workshops and seminars. Lectures provide an overview of key subject concepts and frameworks, preparing you for independent research for the workshops and seminars and developing your own ideas. The workshops and seminars give you a hands-on opportunity to research the ideas outlined in the lectures and perform various tasks.

Career prospects

Due to the demand for Welsh speakers, a degree in Welsh provides a highly valuable qualification for posts requiring bilingual personnel. Many of our graduates are now pursuing careers in law, politics, media, performing arts, administration and education, or studying at postgraduate level here in Cardiff or elsewhere.

In 2016/17, 91% of the School's graduates were in employment and / or further study within six months of graduating.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,500 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide, giving students access to unique opportunities.
A wide range of dedicated support services for international students including pre-departure advice, airport pickups, personal tutor guidance and more.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 199
    181 98%

    3rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    4th

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