Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Welsh (for Beginners)

If you're a beginner in the Welsh language and would like to become fluent as a speaker, reader and writer of Welsh, then this four year BA in Welsh at Aberystwyth University is for you. This degree is engineered around you. Your first year will involve intense language classes which will include listening, reading, writing and oral. After your second year, you will be able to progress and be part of the an active community of students and researchers who share one vision: to promote a wider understanding of the Welsh language and other Celtic languages, their history, their literature and their place in the modern World. The breadth of experience and expertise of our staff means that we can offer a wide range of engaging courses that will also prepare you for a rewarding career. You will be taught in small friendly groups by experts in their field. he department is home to inspirational team of world-leading experts in Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic language and literature. Students will have the opportunity to learn Scottish Gaelic, Breton and Manx as well as their respective literature. In the recent student satisfaction survey, 100% of our students were satisfied with the course and department. (NSS, 2017). A degree in Celtic Studies will open many doors to exciting opportunities for you. Flourish with our vibrant, exciting Welsh community here at Aberystwyth. Not only do we have a Students Union, but UMCA (Undeb Myfyrwr Cymraeg Aberystwyth) host many events and societies for those who wish to part of the welsh community. The National Library of Wales is a stone throw away from our Penglais Campus. It is one of a kind in Wales, allowing students unlimited access to its rare collection of literature. Within the department of Welsh and Celtic studies, you will have large options of stimulating modules to choose from such as creative writing, professional welsh, translation, Welsh in the media, Welsh Literature, Folk Welsh and many more. Students can explore studying in another country under the Erasmus + or the International Exchange programme. The Centre of Advance Welsh and Celtic Studies is also located in Aberystwyth. Studying here will provide the opportunity to attend a wealth of public lectures, book launches, performances and talks in the Department itself and beyond. We offer modules in Welsh and Irish, but students could also opt to study and explore languages such as Breton, Manx and Scottish Gaelic. During the three year degree, this programme has been designed to allow you to explore your interests in areas such as: Welsh Literature; Women's poetry in Ireland, Scotland and Wales; Early Irish Saga Literature; Comparative Celtic Philology; Gaelic Bardic Poetry; Old Irish and Middle Welsh; The Mabinogion; Celtic Literature of Landscape; King Arthur of the Welsh. You will be assessed through a combination of course work and examinations. This degree will be delivered through the mixture of seminars, workshops and lectures. Graduates from our department go on to a variety of careers in academia, teaching, administration, the media and the public sector, both here and abroad.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £13,450