About this program
Welsh and English Language
By combining Welsh and English Language, you will gain a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge, opening the doors to a variety of career paths. The Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to specialise in two subjects and you will find they often share issues and perspectives.
The Welsh course is relevant to contemporary Wales and delivered by a school noted for its research quality and impact. The course aims to produce graduates with a thorough academic and practical understanding of the Welsh language, its literature and culture, a high level of skill in written and spoken Welsh and well-developed employability and creative skills relevant to modern Wales.
The English course begins with a rigorous grounding in the analysis of the language. You will be provided with traditional tools such as phonetics and grammar but you will also learn how to analyse language in the contemporary media. While arming you with the technical skills, we then expect you to grapple with exciting theories to interpret communication in a meaningful way.
As a joint honours student, you will find that often there are complementary issues and perspectives that link subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research. You will be able to discover and explore the parallels between Welsh and English Language and gain a unique perspective of these two areas of study.
Typical A level offer
BBB-BBC. Must include grade B in Welsh First or Second Language.
Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.
English Language Requirements
GCSE: Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.
IELTS (academic): At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
Does this course require proof of English proficiency?
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- How Language Works 1
- How Language Works 2
- Yr Iaith ar Waith
- Sound, Structure and Meaning
Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
- Tuition fees for UK and Ireland Students: £9,000 per year.
- Tuition fees for International Students: £18,700 per year.
For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.
What skills will I practise and develop?
As a result of engaging fully with this course, you will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic &employability skills'. These will allow you to:
- Grasp complex issues with confidence
- Ask the right questions of complex texts
- Have an imaginative appreciation of different views and options and analyse these critically
- Identify and apply relevant data
- Develop practical research skills
- Propose imaginative solutions of your own that are rooted in evidence
- Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech
- Work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
- Learn from constructive criticism and incorporate its insights
- Work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
- Use IT programmes and digital media, where appropriate
- Take responsibility for your own learning programme and professional development
We provide our students with a highly satisfying academic experience that assists their development as critically-minded, culturally-aware citizens whose high analytic skills, powers of expression and progressive self-reliance make them extremely attractive to employers.
The demand for Welsh speakers means that a degree in Welsh can be highly valuable for jobs and roles that require bilingual speakers. Many of our graduates are now following careers in areas such as law, politics, media, performing arts, administration and education, or engaged in postgraduate study.
Degrees in English Language combine the best of humanities skills (flexibility, communication, critique) and social science skills (technical analysis and systematic method). Common destinations include primary and secondary school teaching, teaching English as a foreign language, (digital) journalism, marketing and public relations, sales and advertising, the civil service and public administration.
In 2016/17, 91% of graduates from the School of Welsh who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating, while 95% of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy;s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.
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