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Welsh and French

Cardiff University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff
English
September 2022

About this program

Welsh and French

In combining Welsh and French, you will gain a wealth of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths.

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.

It offers core and optional modules to give you a grounding in language and literature as well as the opportunity to specialise in areas of personal or career interest.

France is a major actor on the European and world stage, possessing a rich and sophisticated culture. French is one of the official working languages of the European community and still a global language of culture and diplomacy.

We offer French for both advanced students and beginners. In terms of language acquisition, this course will enable you to develop your writing, oral and aural skills through a range of learning activities, and using a variety of audio-visual materials. In your first year, in addition to your language tuition, an introduction to history and culture seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course.

Admission requirements

Typical A level offer

BBB - BBC including a B in Welsh First Language. Please note, Welsh Second Language, Critical Thinking andGeneral Studies will not be accepted.

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


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Program content

Year One

  • National and Global Perspectives on France

Year Two

  • Yr Iaith ar Waith
  • Cultures in Context (French)

Year Three

  • High-Level Proficiency in French Language

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition

  • 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.

Qualification

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, 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
  • Hone linguistic skills and a broad appreciation of the culture, literature and history of Wales
  • Hone linguistic skills and a broad appreciation of the culture, literature and history of France and French-speaking countries
  • 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

Career paths

School of Welsh

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.

In 2016/17, 91% of the School of Welsh;s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

School of Modern Languages

In 2015/16, 94% of the School;s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

Many graduates enjoy their year overseas so much that they take time out for more travel, or go abroad on graduation in search of employment.

Of those who choose to remain in the UK, many pursue postgraduate studies such as one of the School;s MA degrees in European Studies or in Translation or a PGCE. Others start work immediately following their graduation, and our graduates go on to secure excellent careers in international diplomacy, the Civil Service, teaching, business and journalism. Other employment options include roles as translators, language assistants, export assistants and proof-readers.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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CF10 3AT Cardiff

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www.cardiff.ac.uk


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