Modern Languages and Linguistics at Cardiff University climbs 14 places in student-focused league table

5 June 2018

Multiple languages on a blackboard

Modern Languages and Linguistics at Cardiff University has climbed a huge 14 places in the Guardian’s University League Table, appearing 21st in this year’s table.

This year’s ranking builds upon an increase of four places in last year’s league table.

The Guardian League Table ranks universities on some of the areas that are most important to young people, including teaching quality and career prospects. Modern Languages and Linguistics in the Guardian League Table includes Cardiff University courses in the School of Modern Languages and the School of Welsh.

This year, the Guardian League Table also includes a continuation score. This score reflects how many first-year students have stayed on into their second year. Modern Languages and Linguistics scored 96.7 in this category, demonstrating that students are well-supported, stimulated and happy with their life in the School of Welsh and in the School of Modern Languages.

Professor Rachael Langford, Head of School the School of Modern Languages said: “Modern Languages at Cardiff University is a very supportive and inspiring learning community of nearly 1000 students, and it is so rewarding to see such positive scores across teaching, learning, student experience and admissions and recruitment. Staff across the School go the extra mile to put student learning and wellbeing at the heart of their teaching, and these league table results are a fine testament to this. Many thanks also to our students who have fed back on their studies with us in such a positive light.”

Dr Dylan Foster Evans, Head of the School Welsh said, “At the School of Welsh we have a lively and innovative learning community: some of our newest undergraduate provision is a direct result of students and staff working together. Such a partnership means that our students graduate having had a truly positive experience and ready to make a real difference in their chosen fields. The Guardian’s league table is one indicator of why Cardiff is such a great place to study Welsh, and it is also testament to the enthusiasm and hard work of all our students.”