Immerse yourself in the literature, and poetry of Wales while learning about the social, cultural, and political history of the language on our Cymraeg (first language) BA programme.
You will study a wide range of literature including plays, short stories, and novels, as well as poetry from the medieval bardic tradition to modern protest songs.
You will develop a keen understanding of Welsh language and grammar, linguistics, language planning policy, and learn valuable translation skills.
Throughout your studies, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.
Why Welsh (a Pathway for First Language Students) at Swansea?
You will benefit from the skills and experience of prominent authors and poets on our academic team, including two Prifeirdd, and winners of the Wales Book of the Year competition.
Celtic Studies at Swansea is ranked:
2nd in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2024)
4th in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024)
2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2024)
2nd in the UK Overall (Times Good University Guide 2024)
Your Welsh (a Pathway for First Language Students) Experience
Our flexible degree structure with a range of optional modules gives you plenty of scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or ambitions for postgraduate study.
We place great importance on helping you to develop the professional skills valued by employers and you will have work placements as part of your studies in your second and third years. We also arrange a variety of paid work placements, as well as voluntary placements.
Welsh (a Pathway for First Language Students) Employment Opportunities
A first language Welsh degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities, in fields such as marketing, media, politics, language planning, business, youth work, education, translation, and administration.