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Aberystwyth University

Cymraeg/Spanish

UCAS Code: QR54

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

To include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner) and B in Welsh 1st or 2nd Language.

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3, plus B in A level Welsh 1st or 2nd Language.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-28

To include 5 points in Spanish at Higher Level (unless to be studied as a beginner) and B in A level Welsh 1st or 2nd Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

To include a B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner) and B in Welsh 1st or 2nd Language.

UCAS Tariff

120-112

To include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner) and B in Welsh 1st or 2nd Language.

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subjects

Spanish studies

Welsh language

The Cymraeg and Spanish degree at Aberystwyth University will involve delving deeper into two of the most culturally rich languages of the European Union and United Kingdom. The Welsh component of this degree is taught by the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies and is available to those who wish to learn Welsh from beginners or to continue with Welsh from A-level. The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies provides you with the opportunity to discover key skills in the area of translation, the breadth of Welsh literature and poetry and be part of a vibrant community of students and researchers from Wales and beyond that share the aim of promoting a wider understanding of the Welsh language. The Spanish component of this degree is taught by the Department of Modern Languages. There’re two pathways available which include studying Spanish from advanced (from A-level or equivalent) or from beginners. Those who wish to study Spanish at beginners’ level will receive intensive language workshops, and upon completion in the first year and the beginners’ level will be at Advanced level. Those who join the course having studied Spanish at A-level or equivalent will receive workshops covering advanced grammar and language development before progressing into the second and final years. The BA Cymraeg and Spanish degree is perfect if you want to develop your Spanish linguistic competencies to fluent level and discover the wonders, depths and intricacies of the Welsh language.

**Why study Cymraeg/ Spanish at Aberystwyth University?**

The Spanish component of this degree will enable you discover and learn exciting topics such as Spanish and Latin American literature and cinema, Cuba and the Cuban Revolution and Brazilian Portuguese. In the Department of Modern Languages, you will be taught in small groups and a substantial amount of our workshops is delivered in Spanish; The choice of modules on the Spanish component of this degree have been specifically designed to equip you with the tools to reflect intellectually on past and contemporary society, politics, artistic movements, film and literature in the Hispanic world. During your third year, you will spend your time in Spain or a Spanish speaking country studying or working. The third year abroad will help you to develop your linguistic competencies further to fluency level.
The Welsh (Cymraeg) component of this degree will allow you to excel and develop your written and spoken Welsh, to study a comprehensive range of literature from all periods, and to deepen your understanding of the language and how it continues to evolve in a global environment. In addition to discovering the wealth of Welsh literature and poetry, the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies offers you the chance to learn an additional Celtic language which include Breton, Irish or Scottish Gaelic, you can learn these languages alongside Welsh. The Department also leads the sector in areas such as translation and Welsh in the professional workplace, all of which you can choose to study during your degree.
Studying Cymraeg and Spanish will equip you with the skills and qualities that employers are seeking. Language graduates are highly employable and are in demand. The degree in Cymraeg and Spanish from Aberystwyth University will ensure a prosperous and successful future.

In a competitive world, where expectations from the open market are swiftly increasing, to study the third most spoken language in the world will put you in an advantageous position. In addition, Spanish students will study Brazilian-Portuguese to enhance their employment opportunities. Your third year will be spent abroad either studying at a partner university or working. Graduates from the Department of Modern Languages have pursued careers in: Translation and Interpretation; Broadcasting; Education; Marketing; Human Resources; Website development; International Banking; Civil Service.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£13,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Languages, linguistics and classics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Celtic studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


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Iberian 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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Teaching and educational professionals
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Leisure and travel services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2015, nearly 1300 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish and the subject is seeing its popularity increase. About one in five got jobs overseas — often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in marketing, human resources, sales and project management. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

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.

£16,744
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Spanish studies

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Welsh language

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