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About us

We are a vibrant, successful and homely School.

Welsh flag behind held by two people

Although we are the oldest Welsh department in Wales, we are looking to the future and to the development of our language, our society and our identity in contemporary Wales.

The study of language and literature is combined with unique modules relevant to Welsh in today’s Wales. Whatever the subject area, whether the poetry of the Middle Ages or language technology, we use innovative and progressive methods of study. The wide range of modules available to undergraduate students includes translation studies, language technology in the digital age, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, ethnicity and multiculturalism, mapping the Welsh, Cardiff’s Welsh culture and many more.

With our prominent and hardworking staff, we influence social, cultural and political life.

Our research specialisms feed in to our teaching and we are eager to nurture your skills and contribute to your success in a way that will make a difference to your future. According to the latest statistics, 91% of the School’s graduates were working or undertaking further study within six months of graduating. You will also have multiple opportunities to participate in work experience with a range of institutions.

Beyond our academic programmes, we are helping to ensure the prosperity of the Welsh language by working with the local community. The Welsh for Adults Centre teaches Welsh to more than 1,700 adults in Cardiff and the Vale. In addition to this the new Welsh for All programme offers Cardiff University students the opportunity to learn Welsh, completely free, alongside their academic studies.