Work Experience & Careers
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:
- Research Projects: Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are, on occasion, given the opportunity to work on a Research Project under the direction of a member of staff.
- Teaching: The School gives postgraduate students the opportunity to undertake undergraduate teaching. Prior to undertaking any teaching, students must attend specific training courses organised by the University. In order to ensure quality of teaching, and to develop the students' teaching skills, there is constant monitoring.
- Welsh for Adults: Students are given the opportunity to attend tutor-training courses in the School’s Welsh For Adults Centre. Upon successful completion of such courses, students may be employed to teach adult classes.
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.