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Welsh (BA) Part time

This course has been discontinued

Welsh (BA) Part time has been discontinued from 2022. You can view similar courses for Welsh or search our undergraduate courses.

  • Subject area: Welsh
  • UCAS code: Direct entry
  • Duration: 6 years
  • Mode: Part time
Welsh students

Why study this course


Cardiff awaits you

Immerse yourself in the bustling Welsh capital and all it has to offer.


Capital connections

Ideally located with links to cultural, political, heritage and media organisations to help you get ahead.


Welcoming all

Providing bespoke learning opportunities for first and second language students.


Welsh in practice

Build your confidence and practical skills using Welsh in a professional setting on placement.


A thriving community

Make connections through the Welsh Students' Union, Welsh-language halls and the new Welsh-language Academy.

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with a thorough (academic and practical) understanding of the Welsh language, its literature and culture, a high level of written and oral skills and well-developed employability and creative skills relevant to modern Wales.

As we aim to reach the Welsh Government’s target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050, there has never been a greater demand for graduates who have this understanding. The ability to use the Welsh language at a professional level is also extremely attractive to employers, which means that you have a unique opportunity to ensure an interesting and varied career where you can influence modern Wales’ linguistic, cultural and economic future.

This three-year course has two routes, one for students who have studied Welsh as a first language, and one for students who have studied Welsh as a second language. During the first year, these cohorts are mostly taught separately before coming together for the majority of their modules during year two. In the final year, everyone is taught together.

A range of core and optional modules is offered to give you a grounding in language and literature as well as the opportunity to specialise in areas of personal or vocational interest. In addition, you will have an opportunity to undertake a work placement during the second year to develop your confidence and professional skills.

Subject area: Welsh

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Entry requirements

We accept a combination of A-levels and other qualifications, as well as equivalent international qualifications subject to entry requirements. Typical offers are as follows:

A level

BBC-BCC. Must include grade B in Welsh First or Second Language.

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ 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.

This grade range reflects our typical standard and contextual offers. We carefully consider your contextual data (the circumstances in which you've been studying) upon application. Eligible students applying for this course will be given an offer at the lower end of the advertised grade range.

International Baccalaureate

30-29 overall or 665 in 3 HL subjects. You must also have a Welsh language qualification equivalent to grade B at A-level.

Baccalaureate Wales

From September 2023, there will be a new qualification called the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (level 3). This qualification will replace the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (Welsh Baccalaureate). The qualification will continue to be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.

Other qualifications from inside the UK


DM in a BTEC Diploma in Humanities or Social Science subjects and grade B in A-level Welsh First or Second Language.

T level

Acceptance of T Levels for this programme will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Academic School. Consideration will be given to the T Level grade/subject and grades/subjects achieved at GCSE/Level 2.

Qualifications from outside the UK

See our qualification equivalences guide

Additional entry requirements


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.


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 59 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.

You must have or be working towards:
- English language or Welsh language at GCSE grade C/4 or an equivalent (such as A-levels). If you require a Student visa, you must ensure your language qualification complies with UKVI requirements.

We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects.
We will accept a combination of BTEC subjects, A-levels, and other qualifications, subject to the course specific grade and subject requirements.

You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course.

If you are currently subject to any licence condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • access to computers or devices that can store images
  • use of internet and communication tools/devices
  • curfews
  • freedom of movement, including the ability to travel to outside of the UK or to undertake a placement/studies outside of Cardiff University
  • contact with people related to Cardiff University.

Please see our admissions policies for more information about the application process.

Tuition fees for 2022 entry

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on your fee status. Your fee status could be home, island or overseas.

Learn how we decide your fee status

Fees for home status

Year Tuition fee Deposit
Year one £3,500 None
Year two £3,500 None
Year three £3,500 None
Year four £3,500 None
Year five £3,500 None
Year six £3,500 None

Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national, your tuition fees for 2022/23 be in line with the overseas fees for international students, unless you qualify for home fee status. UKCISA have provided information about Brexit and tuition fees.

Fees for island status

Learn more about the undergraduate fees for students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

Fees for overseas status

Year Tuition fee Deposit
Year one £9,350 None
Year two £9,350 None
Year three £9,350 None
Year four £9,350 None
Year five £9,350 None
Year six £9,350 None

Learn more about our tuition fees

Financial support

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


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

Living costs

We're based in one of the UK's most affordable cities. Find out more about living costs in Cardiff.

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 ( 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 2022/2023 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Year one

Module titleModule codeCredits
Sgiliau Astudio LlenyddiaethCY151320 credits
Sgiliau IaithCY151520 credits
Y Gymraeg HeddiwCY151620 credits
Iaith ac YstyrCY160020 credits
Awdur, Testun a DarllenyddCY160120 credits
Ysgrifennu Creadigol a PhroffesiynolCY175320 credits

Year two

Module titleModule codeCredits
Trafod ein llênCY151020 credits
Cymraeg Creadigol a PhroffesiynolCY151120 credits
Rhoi’r Cymry ar y MapCY151420 credits
Y Gymraeg yn y Gymru GyfoesCY160220 credits
Mapio'r CymryCY175420 credits
Herio'r Traddodiad LlenyddolCY175520 credits

Year three

Module titleModule codeCredits
Yr Iaith ar WaithCY220520 credits
Module titleModule codeCredits
Dafydd ap GwilymCY210520 credits
Sgiliau Academaidd UwchCY221020 credits
Rhyddiaith DdiweddarCY241020 credits
Cynllunio Ieithyddol a Pholisi IaithCY261020 credits
SgriptioCY270020 credits
Canu'r Gymru Newydd: Barddoniaeth er 1990CY281020 credits
Caffael IaithCY291020 credits

Year four

Module titleModule codeCredits
Dafydd ap GwilymCY210520 credits
Rhyddiaith DdiweddarCY241020 credits
Cynllunio Ieithyddol a Pholisi IaithCY261020 credits
SgriptioCY270020 credits
Canu'r Gymru Newydd: Barddoniaeth er 1990CY281020 credits
Caffael IaithCY291020 credits

Year five

Module titleModule codeCredits
Dafydd ap GwilymCY310520 credits
Rhyddiaith DdiweddarCY341020 credits
Cynllunio Ieithyddol a Pholisi IaithCY361020 credits
Yr Ystafell DdosbarthCY366020 credits
SgriptioCY370020 credits
Cyfieithu ProffesiynolCY370520 credits
Canu'r Gymru Newydd: Barddoniaeth er 1990CY381020 credits
Caffael IaithCY391020 credits

Year six

Module titleModule codeCredits
Dafydd ap GwilymCY310520 credits
Rhyddiaith DdiweddarCY341020 credits
Cynllunio Ieithyddol a Pholisi IaithCY361020 credits
Yr Ystafell DdosbarthCY366020 credits
SgriptioCY370020 credits
Cyfieithu ProffesiynolCY370520 credits
Canu'r Gymru Newydd: Barddoniaeth er 1990CY381020 credits
Blas ar YmchwilCY390020 credits
Ymchwilio EstynedigCY390540 credits
Caffael IaithCY391020 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

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

Graduate careers

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


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.

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HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, published by HESA in June 2022.