BA Spanish and Welsh (first language / 4 year)

We guarantee you will be made a conditional offer for 2019 entry on to this course. Please come along to our next Open Day for further information.

Course Overview

Study a Welsh and Spanish degree with a Year Abroad and explore Welsh language rights, the legal status of the Welsh Language, Multiculturalism and the Welsh Language, Language and Society, Literature throughout the centuries. Learn Spanish language, culture, and fiction as well as vocational themes in translation and language teaching. You will have a year abroad in Spain where you can study at a University, teach in a school or work in a business. Come and join us!

Teaching and Assessment

In order to structure an academically coherent and intellectually rigorous programme, the degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. (Have a look at our module booklet for full information on modules).

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Every degree involves choices, options will be available and if first choices are not secured then the alternative will be as good. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. 

We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.    

Key Features

Why study a Welsh and Spanish degree with a Year Abroad?

  • You will study a wide variety of modules. The Department has expertise in the areas of: Language and Linguistics; Language Planning and Policy; Literature
  • Your study abroad will enhance your student experience and career prospects
  • You will be taught by prominent authors and poets - among the staff there are two chief poets and winners in the Book of the Year competitions in Wales.
  • The results indicate that 100% of the Welsh Department's research is of an international standard or higher (REF 2014)
  • You can apply for the Coleg Cymraeg Main Scholarship of £3,000, as well as the University's General Scholarships
  • You will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support
  • Our Welsh and Spanish Graduates have careers in the education,  marketing, media, politics, language planning, business, youth work, education, translation, administration and public services. Salary scale - £20,000-£42,000
  • Follow the Welsh Department on Twitter. Find out more about languages via our blog
  • 91% of Graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

Description

Our Welsh and Spanish course with a Year Abroad offers... 

Students study six modules a year, 3 in Spanish and 3 in Welsh.

Entry Requirements

Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent with a B grade in a relevant A-level language. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.  We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

International students, please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

How To Apply

EU/UK candidates apply here.

International students apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BA (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,600

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

There are additional costs for study abroad. Find out more here.

Student Quotes

"In terms of my career and personal development, being able to speak Welsh has been vital. My time at Swansea University was very special. As I came from North Wales originally, I had never been to Swansea before, but I came on an open day and fell in love with the place! I got to study Welsh, live the Welsh life, and experience city life. Perfect!"

Nia Parry

S4C Presenter and Welsh tutor


"I chose to study at Swansea University because the range of subjects offered suited my interests. I spent my third year teaching English language in a school in Gran Canaria. It was a most exciting and nerve racking experience but I enjoyed every minute of it. I developed my Spanish language skills and also had the opportunity to work and travel. I chose Swansea University because of its location. It is close to the park, the beach and near to a vibrant city centre where there is lots of nightlife. I have thoroughly enjoyed studying at Swansea; the course and the year abroad in Gran Canaria have given me a thirst to travel and use the skills and experience I have gained during the past four years. I am now studying an MSc in Journalism.”

Ross Clarke

Research

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact.

Employability and Careers

92.3 per cent* of Modern Languages Single and Joint Honours Graduates from Swansea University are in work and / or further study six months after graduation.

Graduating with an internationally recognised degree in Spanish will put you in a great position to succeed in a wide range of careers. You will gain excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. Our programmes include various forms of assessment, teamwork through seminars, tutorials and group presentations and an independent study - dissertation module. You will learn to manage your time and workload effectively. All of these skills will ensure you can compete very successfully in the employment market.

Our students have progressed to a broad range of work sectors including education, marketing, human resources, tourism and events management, working for companies such as:

  • Royal Mail Group
  • Superdry
  • Berkeley PR International

Other recent graduates have progressed to postgraduate courses in:

  • MA Professional Translation
  • MA International Relations
  • MA Translation and Interpreting

*First–degree Swansea University graduates of Modern Languages. HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE survey 2013/14.

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