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Welsh

What kind of experience can you expect studying Welsh in the capital city? The answer, like the subject, is diverse, exciting and constantly evolving.

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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.

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Happy days

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

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Excellent career prospects

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

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Two in one

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

Courses

Business Management with Welsh (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

The BSc Business Management with Welsh is an innovative and modern course, designed to combine the main elements of a Business Management degree with the study of the Welsh language and its culture, preparing students for opportunities within the

Business Management with Welsh with a Professional Placement Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

The BSc Business Management with Welsh is an innovative and modern course, designed to combine the main elements of a Business Management degree with the study of the Welsh language and its culture, preparing students for opportunities within the

Law and Welsh (LLB)

Full time, 3 years

Cardiff Law School is committed to providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience that is underpinned by excellent research activity.

Welsh (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Join an exciting and challenging community to discover the wealth of the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

Welsh (BA)

Part time, 6 years

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

Welsh and Education (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Education and Welsh BA (Joint Honours) gives first-language Welsh students the opportunity to combine study of Welsh with educational policy and development theory – leading onto a number of different possible career routes within the education

Welsh and English Language (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The Joint Honours degree in English Language and Welsh provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

Welsh and English Literature (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The BA English Literature and Welsh is an opportunity to study two honours courses at University.

Welsh and French (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Within this degree programme, students will have the opportunity to pair a popular European language with the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

Welsh and History (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Within this degree scheme, students will have the opportunity to pair the popular and fascinating subject of History with the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

Welsh and Italian (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Within this degree scheme, students will have the opportunity to pair an increasingly popular European language with the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

Welsh and Journalism (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Combine a detailed study of Welsh - language, literature and culture - with a broad understanding of journalism.

Welsh and Music (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The Joint Honours degree in Music and Welsh provides the opportunity to specialise in two university honours subjects.

Welsh and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The Joint Honours degree in Philosophy and Welsh provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

Welsh and Politics (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Politics and Welsh BA (Joint Honours) gives students the opportunity to combine governmental and political theory with the study of the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

Welsh and Religious Studies (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Religious Studies and Welsh BA (Joint Honours) enables students to combine the study of religion, which has formed part of human life since the beginning of human existence, with the study of the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

Welsh and Spanish (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Within this degree scheme, students will have the opportunity to pair a rapidly growing international language with the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

Welsh and the Professional Workplace (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Develop linguistic and professional skills to ensure an interesting career and influence the social, cultural and economic future of modern Wales.

Welsh and the Professional Workplace (BA)

Part time, 6 years

The aim of this exciting, contemporary and varied programme is to produce graduates who have first class academic and employability skills to prepare them for a successful career in a range of different fields.

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

Your Cardiff, your experience

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.

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

Find out more about our School

We’re based in the John Percival Building on the Cathays Park campus. Minutes from the Students' Union, libraries and support services of the University, you can also walk to the city centre in 10 minutes.

Explore Cardiff University

Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Guaranteed accommodation

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

Student support

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Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

Next steps

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