Welsh language opportunities

We offer opportunities for students to study undergraduate modules and postgraduate programmes completely or partly through the medium of Welsh.

For undergraduates

The Welsh medium modules include:

  1. HS1104  Modern Wales (35% in Welsh)
  2. HS1105  The Making of the Modern World (35% in Welsh)
  3. HS1107 History in Practice (35% in Welsh)
  4. HS1701 Approaches to History (35% in Welsh)
  5. HS1702 Archwilio Dadl Hanesyddol (100% in Welsh)
  6. HS1757 Diwydiannaeth, Radicaliaeth a'r Bobl Gyffredin yng Nghymru a Phrydain mewn Oes Chwyldro c.1789-1880 (100% in Welsh)
  7. HS1801 Traethawd Estynedig (100% in Welsh)
  8. HS1862 Llafur, Sosialaeth a Chymru 1880-1979 (100% in Welsh)

Welsh medium seminars

In your first undergraduate year you can choose courses where Welsh medium seminars are available as part of the provision. The School offers Welsh medium seminars for the following modules:

  1. HS1104 Modern Wales
  2. HS1105 The Making of the Modern World
  3. HS1197 Approaches to History

Your seminar group meets fortnightly for each of these courses. In your classes you'll discuss specific topics that are integral to the course's main themes. You'll also have the opportunity to hone your general learning and history studying skills.

Welsh medium seminars are available for the core course 'History in Practice' (HS1701) for second year undergraduates. This course is mandatory for Single Honours degree students in History and is optional for undergraduate students studying a Joint Honours History Degree.

The School also offers second and third year undergraduate courses completely through the medium of Welsh. Lectures and seminars are also held in Welsh for the following modules:

  1. HS1757 Diwydiannaeth, Radicaliaeth a'r Bobl Gyffredin yng Nghymru (*Industrialisation Radicalism and the Welsh populace, year 2)
  2. HS1862 Llafur, Sosialaeth a Chymru 1880-1979 (*Labour, Socialism and Wales, year 3)

Independent Studies

You can also choose to study the Independent Studies courses (without lectures, seminars and exams) in Welsh. This module, which focuses on historical debate (HS1711), is assessed via a 6,000-word essay. You choose the subject and you are allocated a director whom you will meet with several times during the year, The director's main role is to advise you on how to go about creating your essay. Students can receive direction in Welsh for the following modules:

  1. HS1801 Traethawd Estynedig (Dissertation, year 3)
  2. HS1862 Llafur, Sosialaeth a Chymru 1880-1979 (*Labour, Socialism and Wales, year 3)
  3. HS1865 Diwylliant, Cymdeithas a Hunaniaeth yng Nghymru (1847-1914) (*Culture, Society and Identity in Wales)

The Dissertation module includes the study of primary sources that are relevant to your topic and completing a 10,000 word essay.

For postgraduates

You can study the M.A. Hanes Cymru (M.A. Welsh History) programme entirely through the medium of Welsh including:

  1. HST628 Cymdeithas a Hunaniaeth yng Nghymru 1840-1914 (*Society and Identity in Wales)
  2. HST640 Sgiliau Ymchwilio Hanes (History Research Skills)
  3. HST655 Traethawd Estynedig 2000 gair (20,000 word Dissertation)
  4. HST697 Astudiaeth Hanesyddiaethol  (Historiographical Study)
  5. HST887 Cymru'r Ugeinfed Ganrif   (*20th Century Wales)

For further information, please contact Dr Martin Wright

*Please note the English translations of module titles are for information only for non-Welsh speakers. These modules are not necessarily available through the medium of English.