Welsh degrees at Swansea

The degree in Cymraeg (Welsh) at Swansea is the perfect combination of vocational and intellectual modules. You’ll be taught by some of the best authors working in the Welsh language – among the staff are three Prifeirdd (Chief Bards), a former Archdruid and winners of the Wales Book of the Year competition – and you’ll have the opportunity for a work placement with some key employers who work through the medium of Welsh.

The degree is a vocational and intellectual one which expands the mind and opens doors in several areas – education, local government, the Assembly, translation, broadcasting and the media, business, marketing and public relations, creative writing. Our focus is on developing the individual to his or her full potential and we concentrate on developing communication skills (both oral and written) and critical creativity.

We offer a pathway of language modules tailored for first language and second language students, from Introduction to Language Skills to Mastering Language Skills, and Swansea is leading on a cross-institutional project funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to create a new language curriculum for Universities in Wales. 

A student's experience on our BA degree course

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Undergraduate Degrees

The Department of Welsh offers a three year BA Cymraeg course for first language students (Q561) and for second language students (Q560). It is possible to study Welsh on its own (single honours degree) or to combine Welsh with a number of other academic disciplines (joint honours degree).  

Single Honours Degree Courses

First Language Joint Honours Degree Courses

Second Language Joint Honours Degree Courses 


*Please note that not all subjects in the joint honours courses listed above are taught through the medium of Welsh. 

Studying Welsh at Swansea

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