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Swansea University

Welsh (a Pathway for Second Language Students)

UCAS Code: Q560
Bachelor of Arts - BA years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Celtic studies
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.9k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include Welsh (Second Language)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

To include 4 at HL Welsh (Second Lang)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

If you are interested in studying various aspects of Welsh language and literature, together with Welsh life and culture then this is the degree for you. Our Welsh (second language pathway) degree programme offers you the opportunity to: • Gain a solid foundation in language and literature with an opportunity to specialise in fields such as translation, creative writing and socio-linguistics. • Be taught by some of the leading Welsh authors and scholars - staff in the Welsh Department include three Chief Bards and winners of the Welsh Book of the Year Competition. • Undertake valuable work experience. • Study optional modules in Gender and Culture with specialist researchers and lecturers. • Study optional modules in Creative Writing. This degree programme is eligible for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Main Scholarship (£3000), as well as the University's general and Welsh-medium scholarships and bursaries. 100% of the Welsh Department's research is world class or better, according to the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework, REF 2014. 100% of our graduates are employed within six months of graduating according to the latest DLHE 2015 figures. Our Employability Officer supports our students with information and advice which is backed up by the University’s Careers Service and Work Placement Team. All students have access to events, workshops and employer talks, including an annual conference for students in June to support final year students with the transition into the world of work. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University's location is captivating. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime. We are proud of the variety and quality of the teaching that we offer to undergraduates and post graduates which is informed by our and research, much of it world-leading. Please visit our course page for more information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/cymraeg-welsh/cymraegwelsh2ndlanguage/ba-cymraegwelsh-q560/#key-features=is-expanded


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

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
16% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
326 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £16.9k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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