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Why study with us

We are committed to the development of language, society and identity in contemporary Wales through teaching and research of the highest standard. Join us and help shape the linguistic, cultural and economic future of Wales. We offer unique fields of study – such as translation studies, heritage and tourism, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, dialectology and literature - relevant to Welsh in today’s Wales.


Happy days

Our students enjoy their time here with 94% satisfied with their experience (NSS 2020).


Excellent career prospects

91% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).


Two in one

Combine Welsh with another subject that you’re passionate about – we’ve lots of joint honours programmes to choose from.

Our talks and videos

What can you expect if you join us as a first-language student?

Our virtual open day presentation gives an insight into our undergraduate Welsh (first language) courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of our degree. (This video is only available in Welsh)

Joining as a second-language student – here’s what we offer

Our open day presentation gives a taste of our undergraduate Welsh (second language) courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of our degree. (This video is delivered in Welsh and English)

Without a doubt, studying BA Welsh at the School of Welsh was the best decision of my life. A highlight of my time was securing a School scholarship to spend a month on work experience in Patagonia - the cherry on top of three unforgettable years.
Osian Morgan BA Welsh

Accelerate your career

We usually guarantee a period of work experience for all students through our Yr Iaith ar Waith module and have excellent relationships with a range of exciting employers across different sectors including the arts, education, media, politics and heritage. This is an excellent opportunity to put your learning to the test in a workplace where Welsh is used daily and develop your professional skills.

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Embrace the community

There’s a wealth of social and cultural activities and opportunities for you to enjoy, within the School, the University and of course across the city. Join the Welsh Society (which at recent count had more than 200 members) and enjoy socials and trips or if performing is what you’re interested in get involved with Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal and its successful choir.

Get to know us

A first-class academic and social experience in the heart of Cardiff

Hear from some of our brilliant staff about what it’s like to study with us – the subject areas we’re expert in, the employability support we provide and the student community which will welcome you. (This video is only available in Welsh.)

An experience to remember – student reflections on life in the capital

Our student satisfaction scores are consistently high – here’s what some of them told us about their unforgettable experiences as students with us and the wealth of opportunities – social, cultural and professional – that were available to them. (This video is only available in Welsh.)

The School of Welsh is an incredibly tight-knit community offering innovative teaching methods and very high standards. All of the staff are very supportive, passionate and enthusiastic, they’re also always happy to help. They made lectures enjoyable, sparked my interest in new fields and made the School an exciting place to study.
Ellie-Jo Thomas BA Welsh

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A safe campus experience for 2020/21

We're putting protective measures in place to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

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Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

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Next steps


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