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Cardiff University

Cymraeg a Gwleidyddiaeth

UCAS Code: QL52

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

To include Grade B in Welsh First or Second Language. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English or Welsh Language at grade C or grade 4.

Achieve IB Diploma with 665-655 in 3 HL subjects plus a Welsh Language qualification.

DM plus B in Welsh First or Second Language A-level. Humanities or Social Science and predicted B in Welsh First or Second Language at A-Level

UCAS Tariff

104-120

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

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Politics

Celtic studies

Drwy gyfuno’r Gymraeg a Gwleidyddiaeth, byddwch yn ennill cyfoeth o wybodaeth a sgiliau trosglwyddadwy, gan agor drysau i amrywiaeth o lwybrau gyrfa. Gall astudio gradd gydanrhydedd eich symbylu a rhoi boddhad, wrth ichi sylwi ar nodweddion tebyg a gwahaniaethau rhwng y ddau bwnc. Yn aml, ceir materion a safbwyntiau sy’n cysylltu’r pynciau, boed yn ddadansoddiad beirniadol, yn gyd-destun hanesyddol, neu’n ymchwil diweddar.

Mae cwrs y Gymraeg yn berthnasol i’r Gymru gyfoes ac yn cael ei ddysgu gan Ysgol sydd wedi’i chydnabod am ansawdd ac effaith ei hymchwil. Nod y cwrs yw cynhyrchu graddedigion sydd â dealltwriaeth drwyadl (yn academaidd ac yn ymarferol) o’r iaith Gymraeg, ei llenyddiaeth a’i diwylliant, lefel uchel o sgiliau ieithyddol ar lafar ac yn ysgrifenedig, a sgiliau cyflogadwyedd a chreadigol datblygedig sy’n berthnasol i’r Gymru fodern.

Mae’n cynnig modiwlau craidd a dewisol i roi seiliau ichi o ran iaith a llenyddiaeth, yn ogystal â chyfle i arbenigo mewn meysydd sydd o ddiddordeb personol neu’n gysylltiedig â’ch gyrfa.

O astudio Gwleidyddiaeth, cewch archwilio sut mae seneddau a llywodraethau’n gweithredu, a gwerthuso syniadau gwleidyddol megis p?er, rhyddid, democratiaeth, gwrthdaro, cyfreithlondeb ac atebolrwydd; ac mae’r cwrs yn cynnwys cysylltiadau rhyngwladol hefyd.

Mae’r modiwlau’n amrywio, gan roi cyfle ichi archwilio sut mae gwleidyddiaeth yn gweithio ym Mhrydain a’r tu hwnt, yn ogystal ag ymchwilio i’r modd y mae polisi cyhoeddus yn cael ei lunio. Mae llwybrau gwaith eraill yn trafod cyfiawnder, democratiaeth, hawliau dynol a chysylltiadau rhyngwladol, gan ddarparu dealltwriaeth eang o wleidyddiaeth sydd wedi’i theilwra i’ch anghenion penodol chi.

Nod y radd hon yw ceisio rhoi dealltwriaeth ardderchog o wleidyddiaeth a llywodraeth ichi, gan roi hefyd y sgiliau deallusol a chyfathrebu cysylltiedig a fydd o werth p'un a fyddwch yn gweithio i’r Llywodraeth neu yn y sectorau preifat neu wirfoddol.

Nodweddion nodedig

Mae nodweddion nodedig y cwrs yn cynnwys:
•y cyfle i ddilyn cwrs gradd sy’n datblygu sgiliau sy’n berthnasol i’r byd academaidd ac i’r gweithle
•modiwl craidd sy’n canolbwyntio ar sgiliau cyflogadwyedd, ac sy’n cynnig cyfnod o brofiad gwaith
•ystod o fodiwlau craidd a dewisol sy’n astudio’r iaith, ei llenyddiaeth a’i diwylliant, yn ogystal â chyfle i arbenigo mewn meysydd sydd o ddiddordeb personol neu o ran eich gyrfa
•y pwyslais ar sgiliau ymchwil ymarferol, a fydd o fudd ichi drwy gydol eich gyrfa
•y pwyslais ar ddysgu annibynnol mewn awyrgylch cefnogol
•y profiad o gael eich addysgu gan ddarlithwyr sy’n weithredol ym myd ymchwil, ac sy’n seilio eu haddysgu ar ymchwil
•y profiad o gael eich addysgu gan staff a fydd yn eich adnabod fel unigolyn
•cysylltiadau academaidd â Chynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru trwy Ganolfan Llywodraethiant Cymru a pherthynas hir-sefydledig â sefydliadau cenedlaethol a rhyngwladol fel Senedd San Steffan, yr Undeb Ewropeaidd a NATO.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£15,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Cardiff

Department:

Department of Politics and International Relations

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.

76%
low
Politics
82%
low
Celtic studies

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.

Politics

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
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

84%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
373

Celtic studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

76%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B
429

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.

Politics

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other administrative occupations
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

Celtic studies (non-specific)

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a small number of students study this course, these stats refer to both the Gaelic and Celtic languages and study — over 40% of the graduates in this area have studied Welsh and another quarter studied Irish Gaelic. Not surprisingly, most graduates go to work in the regions they studied, so these subjects tend to lead to jobs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and salaries reflect that, being a little lower than the graduate average. Graduates from Celtic studies subjects are also quite likely to go into teacher training when they graduate.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Social sciences

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

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

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.

Language and area studies

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

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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