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Ieithoedd Modern a Chyfieithu (BA)

  • UCAS code: 76D3
  • Next intake: September 2020
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Mode: Full time

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.


Entry Year

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Why study this course

Ein nod yn yr Ysgol Ieithoedd Modern yw galluogi ein myfyrwyr i fod yn ‘ddinasyddion byd-eang’. Mae ein graddedigion yn ieithyddion medrus iawn sydd â nifer o sgiliau sy’n eu galluogi nhw i weithio mewn llu o yrfaoedd a phroffesiynau yn genedlaethol ac yn rhyngwladol.

Mae cyfieithu yn hanfodol mewn byd lle mae pawb a phopeth o fewn cysylltiad â’i gilydd. Mae busnesau amlwladol a sefydliadau rhyngwladol bob amser yn chwilio am gyfieithwyr ac arbenigwyr iaith. Mae ein rhaglen Cyfieithu yn rhoi'r sgiliau cyfieithu damcaniaethol, galwedigaethol ac ymarferol i chi, ynghyd â chyfle i feistroli naill ai un neu ddwy iaith fodern. Trwy dreulio blwyddyn dramor byddwch yn mireinio eich iaith, eich sgiliau rhyngddiwylliannol, sy’n elfen mor hanfodol o gyfieithu, ac yn datblygu sgiliau gwerthfawr ar gyfer eich CV mewn marchnad swyddi lle mae galw mawr am raddedigion â sgiliau iaith dramor cryf.

Yn ogystal â chael hyfforddiant ieithyddol ymarferol a manwl, cewch sgiliau cyfieithu penodol mewn meysydd fel cyfieithu cyfreithiol, masnachol a gwyddonol. Bydd y sgiliau hynny'n eich galluogi i ddilyn llwybr gyrfa penodol ac yn sail ardderchog ar gyfer ennill eich plwyf yn y diwydiant cyfieithu. Mae'r radd hon yn cynnig y posibilrwydd i fyfyrwyr arbenigo mewn un neu ddwy iaith.

Mae ein cwricwlwm Cyfieithu yn cyd-fynd â'r safonau a bennir gan gyrff proffesiynol gan gynnwys Sefydliad yr Ieithyddion a Sefydliad y Cyfieithwyr a Chyfieithwyr ar y Pryd. Ar ôl cwblhau’r rhaglen bedair blynedd hon, bydd gennych lefel uchel o hyfedredd yn yr ieithoedd o’ch dewis, yn ogystal â dealltwriaeth feirniadol o gyfieithu mewn gwahanol feysydd a chyd-destunau arbenigol.

Distinctive features

  • High-quality language teaching delivered by native speakers, with blended learning and digital technologies embedded in the teaching and assessments designed to feed forward into future learning.
  • A vibrant programme of extra-curricular activities to support your language learning and immersion in the culture of the language you have chosen, including extra optional conversation classes with Erasmus students to improve your language skills, translations talks and workshops, and other events.
  • A curriculum with a clear learning arc, drawing on the latest research and providing a thorough understanding of the culture of the language you have chosen to study
  • A structured skills programme which embeds academic, transferable and employability skills into learning from the very beginning.
  • The option of taking a credit-bearing work placement.
  • The opportunity to spend your third year either studying or working in a country that predominantly operates in your chosen language of study. (Please note, due to visa restrictions, should you choose to study Japanese with translation you will be unable to work in Japan during your year abroad. Consequently, you will spend your year abroad studying at a university in Japan.)
  • An exciting range of opportunities beyond your formal studies to engage with local schools and communities in promoting language learning and develop your own skills and profile.

Where you'll study

Yr Ysgol Ieithoedd Modern

Un o ysgolion iethioedd modern fwyaf dynamig y Deyrnas Unedig. Rydym yn ymgysylltu ag ystod o randdeiliaid er mwyn hyrwyddo manteision amlieithrwydd.

Entry requirements

ABB - BBB. Bydd gan ymgeiswyr sydd â B Safon Uwch mewn iaith berthnasol fynediad i'r llwybr Ieithoedd Uwch. Sylwer, nid ydym yn derbyn Astudiaethau Cyffredinol na Meddwl yn Feirniadol.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.

DDM-DMM. Mae pynciau Gwyddor Gymdeithasol, Dyniaethau, y Celfyddydau a Gwyddoniaeth yn dderbyniol.

Bagloriaeth Ryngwladol 32-30 neu 665-655 o dri phwnc Lefel Uwch.

Other UK qualifications may also be accepted, often in lieu of A-levels, but subject requirements must be met. If you are offering non-UK qualifications, our qualification equivalences guide should allow you to calculate what kind of offer you are likely to receive.

Please be aware that this is a general guide, and that some programmes may have more detailed or specific entry requirements which will be reflected in your offer.

Find out about our Schools' admissions criteria, offer guarantee scheme, changes to programmes and translating your documents.

GCSE

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

IELTS (academic)

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

TOEFL iBT

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

PTE Academic

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits.
III: at least a Pass in all components.

Other accepted qualifications

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

Nid yw'n ofynnol i chi gwblhau gwiriad DBS (Gwasanaeth Gwahardd Datgelu) na darparu Tystysgrif Ymddygiad Da i astudio'r cwrs hwn. Os ydych chi'n destun unrhyw amod trwydded neu gyfyngiad monitro ar hyn o bryd a allai effeithio ar eich gallu i gwblhau'ch astudiaethau yn llwyddiannus, bydd gofyn i chi ddatgelu'ch cofnod troseddol. Mae'r amodau'n cynnwys, ond heb fod yn gyfyngedig i:

  • mynediad at gyfrifiaduron neu ddyfeisiau sy'n gallu storio delweddau
  • defnyddio offer / dyfeisiau rhyngrwyd a chyfathrebu
  • cyrffyw
  • rhyddid i symud, gan gynnwys y gallu i deithio i'r tu allan i'r DU neu i ymgymryd â lleoliad / astudiaethau y tu allan i Brifysgol Caerdydd
  • cyswllt â phobl sy'n gysylltiedig â Phrifysgol Caerdydd.

Interview or selection process

Each candidate’s profile is considered as a complete picture, taking into account your interest in and suitability for the degree, as shown in your personal statement and referee’s report, as well as achieved and predicted grades. Your ability to present an argument, evidence of intellectual curiosity and your enthusiasm for and commitment to studying will also be assessed.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2020/21)

Tuition feeDeposit
£9,000None

Learn about our tuition fees

Financial support may be available to individuals who meet certain criteria. For more information visit our funding section. Please note that these sources of financial support are limited and therefore not everyone who meets the criteria are guaranteed to receive the support.

Students from outside the EU (2020/21)

Tuition feeDeposit
£18,200None

Learn about our tuition fees

Financial support may be available to individuals who meet certain criteria. For more information visit our funding section. Please note that these sources of financial support are limited and therefore not everyone who meets the criteria are guaranteed to receive the support.

Additional costs

Course specific equipment

Many students choose to invest in personal copies of unabridged bilingual dictionaries and reference grammars. While copies of most course materials are available in the library, many students opt to acquire personal copies of set texts.

Accommodation

We have a range of residences to suit your needs and budget. Find out more on our accommodation pages.

Course structure

Mae’r BA Cyfieithu ac Iaith Dramor Fodern yn rhaglen gradd pedair blynedd. Mae wedi ei strwythuro yn y fath fodd fel y byddwch yn caffael cymwyseddau a sgiliau iaith lefel uchel dros flynyddoedd olynol i fod yn feddyliwr annibynnol a beirniadol, yn barod ar gyfer gwaith proffesiynol.

Ym mhob un o flynyddoedd y rhaglen byddwch yn astudio ar gyfer 120 o gredydau. Treulir y drydedd flwyddyn yn astudio neu’n gweithio dramor yng ngwlad eich iaith o ddewis.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2020.

Year one

This programme allows you to experience more than one field of study by giving you the opportunity to study translation alongside one or two modern languages.

In year one we run two pathways for students; an advanced pathway for students with an A-level or equivalent competence in the language studied and a beginner’s pathway for students with limited or no knowledge of the language studied.

The first year of this programme provides a thorough foundation in the grammar of the language for those students on the beginner’s pathway, and develops the linguistic skills for post A-level students on the advanced pathway.

Students studying one language will also take a non-language module which introduces you to the development of the country of study as a nation, exploring what it has symbolised for different groups at different moments in history. It also explores its exchanges with the world, enabling you to consider its role beyond the national borders. The module will allow you to develop intercultural awareness, and the highly-prized ability to mediate between cultures.

You will also study two translation modules, Introduction to Translation Theory and Introduction to Translation Methods.

Year two

The language elements of year two build on the work undertaken in year one, and prepare you for your year abroad.

In addition to language modules, students studying one language will study 30 credits looking at the culture of the language that you are learning in a transnational context. This will introduce you to key approaches, methodologies and critical tools which you can apply to an in-depth study, looking at a range of topics such as culture, history and politics. (Students who choose to study two languages cannot take this cultural module.)

Whether you choose to study one or two languages you will take Principles of Translation Theory and Introduction to Specialised Translation.

Outside of your formal studies, you will have the opportunity to take part in our highly-praised Student Mentoring Scheme, which is supported by Welsh Government. The scheme places undergraduates into local schools to mentor pupils and encourage them to consider modern foreign languages when choosing their GCSE options.

You may also choose to take part in the Student Language Ambassador (SLA) scheme, acting as an advocate for language learning. Following specific training, as an SLA you may get the opportunity to speak publicly at events, sharing your personal experience of language learning. You may take part in a range of activities, such as language taster sessions, presenting and promoting the year abroad, supporting School language days and events, or promoting modern languages at career fairs or open days.

Year three: Sandwich year

Your third year is spent in one or two countries where your chosen language(s) is/are spoken. Your year abroad will enable you to develop your language skills, deepen your understanding of the culture and develop your independence, resourcefulness and resilience.

Your options for this year will include studying at one of our partner universities, working as an English assistant in a school through the British Council Scheme, or working for an organisation or company. No matter what you choose, the year abroad is a great opportunity for you to improve your understanding of the language, immerse yourself in another culture, and gain international study, work experience, or translational and interpreting skills.

If you choose the study option, we have established exchange programmes which provide opportunities to study in institutions in cities that have included Paris ISIT, Université Catholique de Lyon, Geneva, Vigo, Barcelona- Pompeu Fabra, or Trieste, amongst others.

Placements for teaching assistants on a scheme run by the British Council can take you to either a major city or a small, rural town. This option provides first-hand teaching experience and allows you to earn a salary sufficient to live on, although you only work on a part-time basis. Prior to the start of your placement, the British Council provides a training weekend in the destination country. In addition, the school you have been assigned to should also guide you in your role as a teacher and help you to find a place to live.

The third option consists of a work placement with an organisation or company in a country where your chosen language of study is spoken. The necessary arrangements can be made through personal contacts you may have or by approaching organisations directly.

Studying or working abroad is excellent preparation for your final year and gives you a level of self-confidence and maturity that has proven popular with employers.

Year four

When we welcome you back to Cardiff in your final year, you will continue to develop your language skills, studying 30 credits of each language.

You will also study Translation as a Profession, which explore some of the real-life challenges and constraints of the translation profession (time-management, managing resources, the need to develop and maintain networks, institutional pressures and competition).

You will have the opportunity to build on the broad base of knowledge and skills you have developed to study an area of research expertise in the School, through taught modules and/or an independent dissertation or Annotated Translation Project as part of the Translating Cultures module.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in our very popular Student Teaching module, an accredited module where you will build on study and workshops at the University to undertake a teaching placement at one of our partner schools on the area.

The module allows you to go into local secondary schools and teach pupils who are learning foreign languages. You will have the opportunity to observe teaching by professionals, take part in classroom activities and generate new learning materials. This in turn enhances your ICT, presentation, preparatory and organisational skills and, ultimately, your employability. Those students who wish to go onto a career in teaching gain valuable experience which can be used to feed into their PGSE application. These students also have the opportunity to take a dedicated (optional) training session for PGSE applications with an expert in the field.

The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

Learning and assessment

Mae'r rhan fwyaf o'n modiwlau yn cynnwys cyfuniad o ddarlithoedd, seminarau a dosbarthiadau iaith sy'n eich galluogi i ddatblygu sgiliau cyfathrebu a dadansoddi, ac i ddatblygu meddwl beirniadol mewn amgylchedd cefnogol. Mae addysgu yn cwmpasu’r holl gymwyseddau allweddol, ac yn cael ei wella drwy gynnwys dysgu digidol.

Mae darlithoedd yn darparu trosolwg o gysyniadau a fframweithiau allweddol pwnc, gan eich paratoi chi ar gyfer ymgymryd â gwaith ymchwil annibynnol ar gyfer y seminarau a datblygu eich syniadau eich hunan.

Mae'r seminarau yn rhoi cyfle i chi ymgysylltu â syniadau allweddol yn feirniadol ac archwilio syniadau a amlinellir mewn darlithoedd mewn amgylchedd grŵp bach, fel arfer sy’n cynnwys tua 15 o fyfyrwyr ac arweinydd seminar (aelod o'r tîm addysgu). Gall ffurf y seminarau amrywio, gan gynnwys trafodaeth grŵp sy’n cynnwys pawb, gwaith mewn grwpiau bach a chyflwyniadau sy’n cael eu harwain gan y myfyrwyr.

Caiff dosbarthiadau iaith eu haddysgu mewn grwpiau i wella hyder a dysgu gweithredol. Bydd yr amserlen amrywiol yn cynnwys mynegiant llafar, dealltwriaeth wrth wrando a sgiliau ysgrifennu, a addysgir mewn grwpiau bychain er mwyn gwella hyder a dysgu gweithredol. Mae’r sgiliau cyfathrebu hollbwysig hyn yn cael eu hymarfer a’u datblygu trwy ymarferion gwaith dosbarth a gwaith ysgrifenedig rheolaidd. Mae ein dulliau addysgu yn eich galluogi i ymgysylltu ag amrywiaeth o dechnolegau dysgu iaith. Mae deunyddiau gan gynnwys gwerslyfrau, fideos, ffilmiau, nofelau, ffeiliau sain a gwefannau yn cael eu hategu gan adnoddau ar-lein sy'n ategu gweithgareddau’r ystafell ddosbarth ac yn hyrwyddo a hwyluso dysgu annibynnol. Mae deunyddiau dosbarth yn amrywio o destunau llenyddol a hanesyddol i destunau newyddiadurol cyfoes, gan roi cipolwg eang ar iaith a diwylliant.

Mae astudio’n annibynnol yn rhan allweddol o'ch gwaith dysgu, ac mae ein portffolios dysgu annibynnol wedi cael eu datblygu i ddarparu adnoddau ar-lein i fod o gymorth gyda’ch gwaith dysgu iaith yn annibynnol.

How will I be supported?

Mae ein rhaglen BA mewn Cyfieithu ac Ieithoedd Modern Tramor yn cael ei haddysgu gan dîm, gyda'r rhaglen yn ei chyfanrwydd yn cael ei goruchwylio gan Gyfarwyddwr y Rhaglen. Byddwch yn cael cymorth gan nifer o staff gwahanol, rhai yn canolbwyntio ar berfformiad academaidd mewn maes penodol a rhai’n rhoi sylw i ddysgu a chynnydd mewn ffordd fwy cyfannol.

Mae gan bob aelod o staff academaidd oriau dynodedig pan fyddant ar gael i gyfarfod â chi i gynnig cyngor ac adborth ar y pynciau maen nhw'n eu haddysgu.

Yn ogystal, bydd tiwtor personol yn cael ei bennu ar eich cyfer, a fydd yn cyfarfod â chi'n rheolaidd i fyfyrio ar eich cynnydd a’ch datblygiad ar draws eich astudiaethau, ac i feddwl am sut i adeiladu ar eich cyflawniadau a hyrwyddo ymhellach. Gall y tiwtor personol hefyd eich cyfeirio chi at gymorth priodol os ydych chi’n cael trafferth.

Tra byddwch chi i ffwrdd o Gaerdydd, bydd cydlynydd blwyddyn dramor yn cael ei neilltuo ar eich cyfer, a fydd yn cadw mewn cysylltiad â chi ac yn monitro eich cynnydd. Efallai y byddwch chi hefyd yn cael ymweliad gan un o’ch darlithwyr a fydd yn awyddus i gael gwybod sut hwyl yr ydych yn ei chael ar bethau.

Mae wythnos datblygu sgiliau bob semester yn caniatáu i chi astudio dan arweiniad ac yn rhoi cyfle i chi ddal i fyny ar waith i’w asesu, darllen ac adolygu. Defnyddir yr wythnosau hyn hefyd gan y staff i ymweld â myfyrwyr ar eu blwyddyn dramor. 

Drwy wefan Dysgu Canolog, byddwch yn gallu cael gafael ar ddeunydd amlgyfrwng perthnasol, cyflwyniadau, taflenni darlithoedd, llyfryddiaethau, dolenni pellach, ymarferion electronig a chylchoedd trafod.

Mae ein tîm gwasanaethau proffesiynol ar gyfer israddedigion yn rhoi cefnogaeth academaidd a chefnogaeth i fyfyrwyr ar yr holl raglenni. Lleolir y tîm mewn 'canolfan myfyrwyr' bwrpasol yn yr ysgol ac maen nhw’n darparu gwybodaeth ac arweiniad mewn ymateb i unrhyw ymholiadau a allai fod gennych. Yn ogystal, mae gennym Swyddog Gweinyddol ymroddedig Cymorth i Fyfyrwyr yn yr Ysgol, sy'n gallu rhoi’r cyngor a’r arweiniad angenrheidiol i chi mewn amgylchedd cefnogol, gofalus a chyfrinachol.

Rydym yn ymfalchïo yn lefel y cyswllt sydd gennym â’n corff myfyrwyr, gan roi'r cyfle i chi leisio eich barn a bod yn bartneriaid ym mhrosesau gwneud penderfyniadau’r Ysgol lle bo’n bosibl. Rydym yn creu arolwg myfyrwyr yn rheolaidd i wneud yn siŵr ein bod bob amser yn gweithio ar sail yr hyn sydd orau ar eich cyfer.   

Y tu hwnt i’r Ysgol, mae’r Brifysgol yn cynnig amrywiaeth o wasanaethau sy’n cynnwys y Gwasanaeth Gyrfaoedd, y Gwasanaeth Cwnsela, y Gwasanaeth Anabledd a Dyslecsia, y Gwasanaeth Cymorth i Fyfyrwyr, y Ganolfan Datblygu Sgiliau Academaidd a llyfrgelloedd a chanolfannau adnoddau ardderchog.

What skills will I practise and develop?

Gwybodaeth a Dealltwriaeth:

Ar ôl cwblhau'r Rhaglen yn llwyddiannus byddwch yn gallu arddangos:

  • Y gallu i siarad, ysgrifennu a deall un neu ragor o ieithoedd tramor i lefel uchel o gymhwysedd.
  • Dealltwriaeth ryngddiwylliannol fanwl gan gynnwys gwybodaeth benodol am ddiwylliannau eraill, sy’n gysylltiedig â gallu i lywio a chyfryngu rhwng mwy nag un diwylliant.
  • Y gallu i gyfieithu gwahanol fathau o destunau a chyfleu eu hystyr mewn modd proffesiynol.

Sgiliau Deallusol:

Ar ôl cwblhau'r Rhaglen yn llwyddiannus byddwch yn gallu arddangos:

  • Y gallu i gyfathrebu'n glir, yn gryno ac yn argyhoeddiadol yn Saesneg ac iaith dramor fodern, a hynny yn ysgrifenedig ac ar lafar.
  • Defnyddio amrywiaeth o strategaethau i gychwyn ac ymgymryd â dadansoddiadau o wybodaeth.
  • Cyrraedd casgliadau ynghylch cryfderau a gwendidau safbwyntiau a dadleuon, gan gyfiawnhau’r rhain gyda rhesymu cadarn a dehongliadau manwl o ddeunydd ffynhonnell.
  • Technegau ymchwil perthnasol ac effeithiol i gynllunio ac ysgrifennu traethawd academaidd, gan ddefnyddio’r confensiynau cyfeirio priodol.
  • Gwerthusiad beirniadol o syniadau a dadleuon, drwy gyflwyno gwybodaeth a syniadau yn gydlynol gan ddefnyddio amrywiaeth o sgiliau ysgrifenedig a llafar.

Sgiliau Ymarferol Proffesiynol:

Ar ôl cwblhau'r Rhaglen yn llwyddiannus byddwch yn gallu arddangos:

  • Defnyddio amrywiaeth o raglenni TG a'r cyfryngau digidol, lle bo'n briodol.
  • Dangos gwytnwch ac annibyniaeth drwy'r amser a dreulir mewn cyd-destunau trochi iaith dramor.
  • Dangos sgiliau cyfathrebu a meddwl yn feirniadol.
  • Gweithio yn unol â therfynau amser a blaenoriaethau, a rheoli amrywiaeth o dasgau ar yr un pryd.
  • Gweithio fel rhan o dîm, gan ddatblygu dull cydweithredol o ddatrys problemau.

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy/Allweddol:

Ar ôl cwblhau'r Rhaglen yn llwyddiannus byddwch yn gallu arddangos:

  • Deall pynciau cymhleth yn hyderus.
  • Y gallu i ddadansoddi testunau cymhleth.
  • Dehongli a defnyddio data perthnasol.
  • Arddangos sgiliau ymchwil ymarferol.
  • Llunio eich atebion llawn dychymyg eich hun yn seiliedig ar dystiolaeth.
  • Dysgu yn sgil beirniadaeth adeiladol ac ymgorffori ei mewnwelediadau.
  • Cymryd cyfrifoldeb am eich rhaglen ddysgu a’ch datblygiad proffesiynol eich hun.
  • Arddangos sgiliau beirniadol (rhesymu, gwerthuso tystiolaeth, datrys problemau, cysylltu theori ac ymarfer).
  • Arddangos creadigrwydd a meddwl yn arloesol.
  • Arddangos sgiliau arweinyddiaeth, gwaith tîm a hunan-reoli.
  • Nodi, cofnodi a chyfleu eich cyraeddiadau gyrfa perthnasol.

Careers and placements

Career prospects

In 2016/17, 95% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Many graduates enjoy their year overseas so much that after graduation they take time out to continue travelling or they go abroad to work.

Our graduates flourish in the job market as our employment statistics underline. Their language degrees lead them into a diverse and exciting range of careers which have included finance, international sport liaison roles, business consultancy, education, health, the media, politics, diplomacy, interpreting, translation, law and teaching.

Placements

Os oes gennych chi ddiddordeb mewn addysgu, mae’n bosibl y gallech chi gwblhau interniaeth yn addysgu iaith mewn ysgol uwchradd yn y Deyrnas Unedig yn eich blwyddyn olaf.

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