Hear about our students' experience on our BA degree courses.
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) and winners of the Wales Book of the Year competition. The former Archdruid Christine James is an Emeritus Professor of Welsh in Swansea University.
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.
Listen to Dr Alex Lovell discuss studying an undergraduate degree in Welsh.
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).
- Cymraeg (1st language)
- Cymraeg/Welsh (2nd language)
- BA Welsh: Language, Law and Policy
- BA Welsh: Language, Law and Policy with a year in industry
- BA Welsh (First Language) with a year in industry
- BA Welsh (second language) with a year in industry
- BA Education and Welsh with or without a year abroad
First Language Joint Honours Degree Courses
- BA Welsh and History with or without a year abroad
- BA Cymraeg, Cyfryngau a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus (Welsh, Media and Public Relations) with or without a year abroad
- BA English Literature and Welsh (a pathway for First Language students) with or without a year abroad