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Work Experience & Careers

Work Experience

Our students have plenty of opportunities to find work experience since we are ideally located in the Capital City with all its national institutions and businesses. But the School of Welsh itself also offers its students paid work experience:


There are many varied career opportunities for students who graduate in a higher degree in Welsh.

Each year, students from the School of Welsh take up posts in the media and the translation industry. Some will undertake employment in administration, while others enter the teaching profession. Many MA students also stay in the School to study for a research degree: MPhil, or PhD.

But not all our students follow these routes: there are many opportunities for people who have a qualification in Welsh, and who have a wide knowledge of Wales and its culture, together with good written and oral communication skills in the Welsh language.

For example, former students from the School work in institutions such as the Museum of Welsh Life, the Welsh Language Board, the National Assembly for Wales, and the National Library of Wales. Others work in marketing, publishing, or personnel, while some have sought professional qualifications in areas such as social work or law.

As a result of the Welsh Language Act and the National Assembly for Wales there has been an increased demand for people who are able to administrate through the medium of Welsh at all levels.