Welsh and the Professional Workplace

Cardiff University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Welsh and the Professional Workplace

In modern Wales, with the growth of institutions such as the Welsh Government and the introduction of the Welsh Language Standards, the ability to use the Welsh language at a professional level is very appealing to employers. Similarly, there is increasing demand for graduates with vocational skills and experience.

The aim of this exciting, modern and varied programme is to help you to develop the necessary academic and employability skills to prepare you for a career in a range of different fields.

Admission requirements

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.

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Program content

Year One

First-language route

  • Iaith ac Ystyr [Language and Meaning]
  • Y Gymraeg yn y Gymru Gyfoes [The Welsh Language in Contemporary Wales]
  • Awdur, Testun a Darllenydd [Author, Text and Reader]
  • Ysgrifennu Creadigol a Phroffesiynol [Creative and Professional Writing]
  • Mapio'r Cymry [Mapping the Welsh]
  • Herio'r Traddodiad Llenyddol [Challenging the Literary Tradition]

Second-language route

  • Sgiliau Llafar [Oral Skills]
  • Defnyddio'r Gymraeg [Using Welsh]
  • Y Gymraeg Heddiw [The Welsh Language Today]
  • Astudio Testunau Llenyddol [Studying Literatary Works]

Year Two

  • Yr Iaith ar Waith
  • Cynllunio Ieithyddol a Pholisi Iaith

Year Three

  • Cynllunio Ieithyddol a Pholisi Iaith

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 are the learning outcomes of this course/programme?

The learning outcomes for this Programme describe what you will be able to do as a result of your study at Cardiff University. They will help you to understand what is expected of you and academic staff will focus on precisely what they want you to achieve within each Module.

Knowledge & Understanding:

Students completing the Programme will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the position and importance of the Welsh language in the contemporary workplace
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the development of the Welsh language and its literature in different periods, from a linguistic, literary and social perspective, and an understanding of some contemporary methods of trying to restore and promote it
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of texts from different historical periods and genres

Intellectual Skills:

Students completing the Programme will be able to:

  • Demonstrate intellectual, practical and professional skills which enable close reading, description, analysis and production of different types of texts (including creative texts)
  • Analyse the core role of language in the process of creating meaning, and the ability to appreciate the affective power of language
  • Appreciate how cultural preconceptions affect the process of forming opinions
  • Critically evaluate texts, concepts and theories which are relevant to the Welsh language and its literature, and discuss them using appropriate vocabulary and terminology

Professional Practical Skills:

Students completing the Programme will be able to:

  • Develop skills in an appropriate range of professional contexts to produce standard written Welsh and standard spoken Welsh
  • Apply their knowledge, understanding and skills:
    • In the workplace, by completing work experience placements relevant to the degree
    • By reflecting on these experiences, including drawing up a critical analysis of a work experience placement
    • By completing a dissertation or extended project relevant to the degree;s specialist pathway, arising from individual study under the direction of a tutor

Transferable/Key Skills:

Students completing the Programme will be able to:

  • Use other language registers, both orally and in writing, in contexts that are relevant to the workplace and more broadly
  • Apply numeracy skills in analysing data related to the Welsh language and its literature
  • Use information technology to present and analyse materials in an effective and polished manner, including the use of software to correct and improve language

Career paths

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 Cardiff or elsewhere.

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

Graduate Career

  • Journalist
  • Civil Servant
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Media

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CF10 3AT Cardiff

Phone no: +442920874432

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