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Swansea University

Welsh (a Pathway for Second Language Students) with a Year in Industry

UCAS Code: Q563

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include Welsh (Second Language)

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18

Access to Humanities Course

We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: English/Welsh Language Grade C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include 4 at HL Welsh (Second Lang)

B + BB at A-Level to include Welsh (Second Language)

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

| 2020

Subject

Welsh language

This course provides a golden opportunity for students to spend 9-12 months in the workplace, gaining invaluable skills and experiences. It’s a four year course, with students spending their third year in industry. The work placement can be in the public, private or voluntary sector. There are also opportunities to work abroad. The Department of Welsh and the University will give students full support in terms of searching for a placement and during the year itself. Our aim is to ensure that our graduates have excellent skills so that they can compete and succeed in the job market.

Many employers have declared their support for this new and unique provision. Gwyn Williams, Director of Communications at S4C says: "When employing staff for our communications department at S4C, experience of the workplace is crucial. A course like this, which combines academic study and practical experience, is extremely valuable. "

In terms of the academic modules you will study at the Department of Welsh, it will be possible to choose from language and literature modules, as well as modules related to language policy, law and multiculturalism.

Welsh Department lecturers receive international prestige for their research work. In the last REF assessment, 100% of the Department's research was deemed to be of an international standard or higher. There are two chief poets and winners of the Book of the Year among members of the Department's staff.
Our campus is just a stone’s throw from the beach and is located in a vibrant city which provides all the best amenities.

For more information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/en/articles/adranygymraeg/

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

You will study six modules each year to include compulsory and optional modules. Module selection options may change.

Assessment methods

This degree programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities degree programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

College of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
A

After graduation


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Celtic studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Welsh language

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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