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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,B,C

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

Extended Project

A

For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English or Welsh Language Grade C or 4, or IGCSE English First Language grade C, or IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.

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

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.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Welsh language

Politics

Drwy gyfunor 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 syn cysylltur pynciau, boed yn ddadansoddiad beirniadol, yn gyd-destun hanesyddol, neun ymchwil diweddar.Mae cwrs y Gymraeg yn berthnasol ir Gymru gyfoes ac yn cael ei ddysgu gan Ysgol sydd wedii chydnabod am ansawdd ac effaith ei hymchwil. Nod y cwrs yw cynhyrchu graddedigion sydd dealltwriaeth drwyadl (yn academaidd ac yn ymarferol) or iaith Gymraeg, ei llenyddiaeth ai diwylliant, lefel uchel o sgiliau ieithyddol ar lafar ac yn ysgrifenedig, a sgiliau cyflogadwyedd a chreadigol datblygedig syn berthnasol ir Gymru fodern.Maen cynnig modiwlau craidd a dewisol i roi seiliau ichi o ran iaith a llenyddiaeth, yn ogystal chyfle i arbenigo mewn meysydd sydd o ddiddordeb personol neun gysylltiedig ch gyrfa.O astudio Gwleidyddiaeth, cewch archwilio sut mae seneddau a llywodraethaun gweithredu, a gwerthuso syniadau gwleidyddol megis per, rhyddid, democratiaeth, gwrthdaro, cyfreithlondeb ac atebolrwydd; ac maer cwrs yn cynnwys cysylltiadau rhyngwladol hefyd.Maer modiwlaun amrywio, gan roi cyfle ichi archwilio sut mae gwleidyddiaeth yn gweithio ym Mhrydain ar tu hwnt, yn ogystal ag ymchwilio ir 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 wedii theilwra ich 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 ir Llywodraeth neu yn y sectorau preifat neu wirfoddol.Nodweddion nodedigMae nodweddion nodedig y cwrs yn cynnwys:y cyfle i ddilyn cwrs gradd syn datblygu sgiliau syn berthnasol ir byd academaidd ac ir gweithlemodiwl craidd syn canolbwyntio ar sgiliau cyflogadwyedd, ac syn cynnig cyfnod o brofiad gwaithystod o fodiwlau craidd a dewisol syn astudior iaith, ei llenyddiaeth ai diwylliant, yn ogystal chyfle i arbenigo mewn meysydd sydd o ddiddordeb personol neu o ran eich gyrfay pwyslais ar sgiliau ymchwil ymarferol, a fydd o fudd ichi drwy gydol eich gyrfay pwyslais ar ddysgu annibynnol mewn awyrgylch cefnogoly profiad o gael eich addysgu gan ddarlithwyr syn weithredol ym myd ymchwil, ac syn seilio eu haddysgu ar ymchwily profiad o gael eich addysgu gan staff a fydd yn eich adnabod fel unigolyncysylltiadau academaidd Chynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru trwy Ganolfan Llywodraethiant Cymru a pherthynas hir-sefydledig 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.

84%
med
Welsh language
71%
low
Politics

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.

Welsh studies

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

87%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

Politics

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

78%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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.

Politics

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

£22k

£22k

£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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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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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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