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Welsh (BA) Part time

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Our BA in Welsh is a socially-relevant programme which is taught by one of the foremost schools of its kind.

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Course overview

The BA in Welsh part-time is relevant to contemporary Wales and delivered by a school noted for its research quality and impact. The course aims to produce graduates with a thorough academic and practical understanding of the Welsh language, its literature and culture, a high level of skill in written and spoken Welsh and well-developed employability and creative skills relevant to modern Wales.

The School of Welsh offers the opportunity to study the BA Welsh single honours degree on a part-time basis for applicants wishing to study a degree in Welsh but whose circumstances don’t allow them to apply for a full-time degree.

The course offers a range of core and optional modules to give you a grounding in Welsh language and literature as well as the opportunity to specialise in areas of personal or vocational interest. Another key aim is to enable you to find inspiration and fulfilment in the study of the Welsh language and its culture.

In contemporary Wales, with the growth of the Welsh Government and the introduction of the Welsh Language Act, the ability to work professionally through the medium of Welsh could be attractive to employers.  Studying at Cardiff is an opportunity to benefit from socially-relevant research which is contributing to the development of Welsh in the 21st century.

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the course include:

  • the opportunity to follow a degree course that develops skills relevant to both the academic world and the workplace
  • a range of core and optional modules in Welsh language, literature and culture as well as the opportunity to specialise in areas of personal and career interest
  • the emphasis on practical research skills, that will benefit you throughout your career
  • the emphasis on independent learning in a supportive environment
  • the involvement of research-active staff in teaching
  • the experience of being taught by staff who will recognise you as an individual

Applying for 2018 or 2019

UCAS codeDirect entry
Next intakeSeptember 2019
Duration6 years
ModePart time
Typical places availableThe School typically has 30 places available.
Typical applications receivedThe School typically receives 100 applications.

Entry requirements

BBC, including Welsh (first language). No other specific subjects required, but A-levels must include a minimum of 2 traditional academic subjects. BBB, including Welsh (second language). No other specific subjects required, but A-levels must include a minimum of 2 traditional academic subjects.

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.

Pass the Advanced Diploma with Grade B in the Core and grades BB at A-level, including Welsh (second language). 

30 points, including at least 5 in Welsh at Higher Level.

Alternative qualifications may be accepted. For further information on entry requirements, see the School of Welsh admissions criteria pages.

If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications.

Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Specific admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be found online. Candidates without Welsh at A Level but whose Welsh is of equivalent standard may still be eligible to apply. Please contact the School to discuss. 

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2019/20)

Tuition feeDeposit
£3,500None

Visit our tuition fee pages for the latest information.

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 (2019/20)

Tuition feeDeposit
£8,325None

Visit our tuition fee pages for the latest information.

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

You will not need any specific equipment.

Accommodation

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

Course structure

An attractive feature of our course is its flexibility – you may specialise in literary studies, medieval and/or modern, language studies, or you may take a combination of modules reflecting your own particular academic interests and vocational needs.

Part-time students will be able to acquire credits over a period of up to 8 years. Part-time students will take two years to complete what corresponds to year one on a full-time basis. They will then study between 40 and 80 credits each year. Most modules are worth 20 credits.

Please contact the School directly (cymraeg@cardiff.ac.uk) in order to discuss the options available.

Please note that this is a part-time degree and not an external course. Part-time students follow the same module options and timetable as their full-time counterparts, and both full-time and part-time students are taught in the same classes. The only difference between studying full-time and part-time is the length of the course.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2019/20 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2019.

Year one

Part-time students normally take two years to complete this stage of the programme, following 60 credits per year. Please contact the School directly (cymraeg@cardiff.ac.uk) in order to discuss the options available.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Module titleModule codeCredits
Sgiliau llafarCY150020 credits
Defnyddio'r GymraegCY150120 credits
Y Gymraeg HeddiwCY150820 credits
Iaith ac YstyrCY160020 credits
Awdur, Testun a DarllenyddCY160120 credits
Y Gymraeg yn y Gymru GyfoesCY160220 credits
Herio'r Traddodiad LlenyddolCY160320 credits
Mapio'r CymryCY175220 credits
Ysgrifennu Creadigol a PhroffesiynolCY175320 credits

Year two

Part-time students normally take two years to complete this stage of the programme, following 60 credits per year. Please contact the School directly (cymraeg@cardiff.ac.uk) in order to discuss the options available.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Module titleModule codeCredits
Sgiliau llafarCY150020 credits
Defnyddio'r GymraegCY150120 credits
Y Gymraeg HeddiwCY150820 credits
Iaith ac YstyrCY160020 credits
Awdur, Testun a DarllenyddCY160120 credits
Y Gymraeg yn y Gymru GyfoesCY160220 credits
Herio'r Traddodiad LlenyddolCY160320 credits
Mapio'r CymryCY175220 credits
Ysgrifennu Creadigol a PhroffesiynolCY175320 credits

Year three

Part-time students normally take two years to complete this stage of the programme, following 60 credits per year. Please contact the School directly (cymraeg@cardiff.ac.uk) in order to discuss the options available.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Yr Iaith ar WaithCY220520 credits
Module titleModule codeCredits
Sgiliau Academaidd UwchCY221020 credits
Llenyddiaeth PlantCY231020 credits
Theori a Beirniadaeth LenyddolCY233020 credits
Ysgrifennu CreadigolCY236020 credits
Bywydau LlênCY242520 credits
TafodieithegCY245020 credits
SosioieithyddiaethCY253020 credits
Treftadaeth a ThwristiaethCY266520 credits

Year four

Module titleModule codeCredits
Yr Iaith ar WaithCY220520 credits
Module titleModule codeCredits
Sgiliau Academaidd UwchCY221020 credits
Llenyddiaeth PlantCY231020 credits
Theori a Beirniadaeth LenyddolCY233020 credits
Ysgrifennu CreadigolCY236020 credits
Bywydau LlênCY242520 credits
TafodieithegCY245020 credits
SosioieithyddiaethCY253020 credits
Treftadaeth a ThwristiaethCY266520 credits

Year five

Module titleModule codeCredits
Llenyddiaeth PlantCY331020 credits
Theori a Beirniadaeth LenyddolCY333020 credits
Ysgrifennu CreadigolCY336020 credits
Bywydau LlênCY342520 credits
TafodieithegCY345020 credits
SosioieithyddiaethCY353020 credits
Yr Ystafell DdosbarthCY366020 credits
Treftadaeth a ThwristiaethCY366520 credits
Cyfieithu ProffesiynolCY370520 credits
Blas ar YmchwilCY390020 credits
Ymchwilio EstynedigCY390540 credits

Year six

Module titleModule codeCredits
Llenyddiaeth PlantCY331020 credits
Theori a Beirniadaeth LenyddolCY333020 credits
Ysgrifennu CreadigolCY336020 credits
Bywydau LlênCY342520 credits
TafodieithegCY345020 credits
SosioieithyddiaethCY353020 credits
Yr Ystafell DdosbarthCY366020 credits
Treftadaeth a ThwristiaethCY366520 credits
Cyfieithu ProffesiynolCY370520 credits
Blas ar YmchwilCY390020 credits
Ymchwilio EstynedigCY390540 credits
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

How will I be taught?

We provide exciting and challenging teaching in order to help our students succeed in a competitive environment. Our teaching is informed and led by research, so you will learn about the latest ideas from scholars who are contributing to the development of their specialist subjects.

The teaching is usually delivered through the medium of lectures and seminars which provide you with the opportunity to discuss the subject matter in detail within groups. However, there is also an important role to be played by one-on-one tutorials, workshops and language classes (especially for students following the second language route).

Each module is supported by electronic teaching materials shared via Learning Central, part of the University’s virtual learning environment.

How will I be supported?

A personal tutor will meet with you at least three times a year to discuss your progress. You will receive punctual feedback on every piece of assessed (summative) work submitted (including examinations). Some modules include assessments that will not count towards your final grade but for which you will also receive useful feedback.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

How will I be assessed?

Our courses have been carefully designed and planned to ensure that you experience a range of assessment methods including coursework essays, examinations/written class tests, dissertation or project, portfolios, written reports and oral examinations and presentations. This helps to ensure that you can demonstrate your skills to the best of your ability and reach your potential.

The School uses a range of methods to provide feedback to students, including regular oral feedback on tasks in year one; feedback in group seminars and workshops, individual lessons and one-to-one tutorials in years two and three, plus written comments on assessments.

What skills will I practise and develop?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’.

These include:

  • communicating and presenting information, ideas and arguments (orally and in writing, individually and as part of a team)
  • analytical thinking, critical skills (reasoning, evaluating evidence, problem-solving, relating theory to practice)
  • creativity and innovative thinking
  • using information technology (linguistic software, word processing, databases, the internet)
  • developing practical research skills and analysing and presenting numerical information
  • working in a group and developing interpersonal skills
  • identifying, recording and communicating your relevant career attainments
  • managing your own learning (including time management)
  • showing a commitment to continuous learning and development

What are the learning outcomes of this course/programme?

As a result of engaging fully with this course, you will be able to:

  • show intellectual skills that enable close reading, description, analysis and the production of different types of texts (including producing texts in the field of creative writing in the case of some students)
  • analyse the core role of language in the process of creating meaning and the ability to appreciate the affective force of language
  • appreciate how cultural preconceptions affect the process of creating an opinion
  • evaluate relevant texts, concepts and theories in the field of Welsh and discuss them by using appropriate vocabulary
  • show an understanding of a range of texts from different historical periods and from different genres
  • show a good understanding of the position and importance of the Welsh language in the modern workplace
  • implement the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have developed
  • in the workplace, by undertaking a period of work experience and a critical evaluating of the experience
  • by completing an essay or extended project which is a product of independent study under the guidance of a tutor, showing the relevance of that work in relation to the next step of your career
  • utilise basic numerical skills when evaluating data in relation to the Welsh language
  • use information technology to present and analyse materials in an effective and polished manner, including the use of software to correct and improve the language
  • produce written and oral Welsh of a high standard
  • use other written linguistic registers, orally and in writing, in different contexts, including the workplace
  • show a good understanding of the development of the Welsh language over the centuries, from a linguistic and social viewpoint, and an understanding of certain contemporary methods of its restoration and promotion

Careers and placements

Career prospects

The demand for Welsh speakers means that a degree in Welsh can be highly valuable for jobs and roles that require bilingual speakers. Many of our graduates are now following careers in areas such as law, politics, media, performing arts, administration and education, or engaged in postgraduate study at Cardiff or elsewhere.

In 2013/14, 100% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

 

Jobs

  • Journalist
  • Civil Servant
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Media
  • Administration

Placements

Year two includes a period of work experience in a workplace in which Welsh is used on a daily basis. This period of work experience is part of a programme of events designed to focus on developing employability and career skills.

Data from Unistats is not yet available for this course.

Data from Unistats is not yet available for this course.

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