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Bangor University

Cymraeg (Welsh) and Sports Science

UCAS Code: CQ65

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language, Maths and Science grade C/4 or equivalent required

UCAS Tariff

112

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g. • A Levels (including grade B in Welsh) • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H6 in Welsh) • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM ** • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: case by case** **Can be considered in conjunction with another qualification in Welsh, e.g. A level and IB Higher • Access course with Welsh element: Pass • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements We also welcome applications from mature applicants *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Welsh language

Sport and exercise sciences

You study a total of 120 credits in each year. Half the credits are completed within the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (SHES) and half in the School of Welsh.

By choosing to study Cymraeg (Welsh) at Bangor, you will have the opportunity to study rich and diverse literary texts extending from the tales of the Mabinogion to the dynamic literature of contemporary Wales. You will also follow practical language modules which will greatly enhance your career prospects.

Following a research based approach to study; the key aspects of the Sport Science part of the course includes the study of how physical and mental performance can be improved to help individuals to achieve their personal potential. Not only will this prepare you for a career as a sports scientist working with squads of elite performers to fine-tune their training but it will give you the background needed for a career in sports science research.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences.

The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences has a 35 year track record of providing high-calibre undergraduate degrees.
The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences is research-led and the research undertaken by staff is directly applicable to what they teach on undergraduate programmes.
We are rated 10th in the UK for overall quality (Guardian University Guide 2017).

School of Welsh.

We have a firm commitment to teaching small groups of students. Welsh at Bangor consistently achieves a 100% general satisfaction level among its students (according to recent student surveys).
You will have the opportunity to study Wales’s rich medieval literary inheritance in the original language. You will also learn how Welsh literature and the Welsh language have adapted to the challenges of the modern world.
You will be taught by academic staff who are leading international experts in their respective fields of study. Their publications encompass both the medieval period and the literature of Wales in more recent times.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Welsh and Celtic Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Celtic studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£16,575
low
Average annual salary
97%
low
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Customer service occupations
10%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Sport and exercise sciences

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Customer service occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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.

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£16k

£21k

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£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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