The Welsh language is a part of our heritage in Wales. Over half a million people speak welsh across the country, and the Welsh National Assembly are working to increase this. As the capital city of Wales, many local businesses and organisations are seeking bilingual graduates in all fields, from media to government and education to law.
If you want to further your job prospects in Wales and learn more about Welsh history and culture, then studying Welsh could be for you!
What will I learn?
Students who study Welsh studies will develop their skills in Welsh speaking, either as a first or second language. For those who are entering Welsh as a second language, students will be provided with the opportunity to develop their welsh language skills up to a fluent level. For those who speak welsh as a first language, students will be provided with the opportunity to engage more in literature and other aspects of the language.
As well as a language based degree, students will be provided with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the history of Wales and the culture of welsh literature.
With the growing demand for a knowledge of Welsh in many fields, a degree in Welsh provides a valuable qualification for posts requiring bilingual personnel.
Graduates have gone on to work for the media, in education, local and national government and within the private industry (such as translational services).