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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

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Course overview

In Modern Wales, with the growth of institutions such as the Welsh Government and the introduction of the Welsh Language Standards, the ability to use the Welsh language at a professional level is very appealing to employers. Similarly, there is increasing demand for graduates with vocational skills and experience.

The aim of this exciting, contemporary and varied programme is to produce graduates who have excellent academic and employability skills to prepare them for a successful career in a range of different fields.

The programme will provide a specific core pathway with a strong vocational focus that will nurture awareness and skills which are appropriate both for the professional workplace and for studying Welsh. The aim is to equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the Welsh language. This includes careers that demand specific knowledge and skills, such as translation, linguistic planning and language policy, education or the heritage industry, but there is also emphasis on transferrable skills. These will enable the workforce to use Welsh ‘in more practical, creative and interesting ways’ as noted by the First Minister at the launch of his government’s vision for one million Welsh speakers by 2050.

The programme offers a particular focus on aspects such as the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, the ability to analyse and interpret the world around you in a critical and creative manner, the creation of professional texts and documents and the ability to act independently at a high level. The programme’s core will be the discipline of Welsh and the aim will be to provide high level academic and vocational skills and experiences, such as reading, interpreting and producing a variety of texts, solving problems, creating strategies and working individually and in a team.

Career prospects

The demand for Welsh speakers means that a degree in Welsh can be highly valuable for jobs and roles that require bilingual speakers. Many of our graduates are now following careers in areas such as law, politics, media, performing arts, administration and education, or engaged in postgraduate study in Cardiff or elsewhere.

In 2016/17, 91% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,450per year

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

University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

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

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 9 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 199
    153 78%

    3rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.58 92%

    2nd

    5

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