If you'd like to study Cymraeg in a friendly department that has earned a world-class reputation for the standard of its research, then Abertawe is the place for you! With an emphasis on developing core skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, the BA Cymraeg in conjunction with English Literature prepares you for a broad range of career options.
The Department of English Language and Literature is ranked 7th in the UK within the recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014), gaining a score of 100% for the social impact of its research activities.
- An education of the highest standard delivered by a team of enthusiastic and experienced staff
- Small classroom sizes and increased contact hours
- Funding opportunities by studying through the medium of Welsh
- Opportunities for work experience
- Two languages, two cultures; twice the opportunities, twice the fun!
- The BA English Literature covers themes from the early-Medieval period to the present day, while also developing your knowledge of critical theory and the diversity of approaches to literature.
- Optional modules are available in Creative Writing.
- Specialist researchers and teachers in Gender and Culture offer modules.
Students study six modules, three in Welsh and three in English.
In their first year complete beginners will follow modules which will provide a sound grounding in Welsh grammar but with an emphasis also on oral work. During this first year, second language students can study a range of modules, with emphasis on grammar, oral work, contemporary literature and culture. Students who successfully complete Level One proceed to our specially designed Level Two and then progress to Three. The emphasis throughout the degree scheme is on developing writing skills and the individual's ability to communicate effectively in Welsh. For example, the Welsh and Work module incorporates a work placement scheme. Students are placed in schools, television companies, translation units, language enterprises, or in any office or business where Welsh is the medium of work.