Immerse yourself in the literature, language, and culture of Wales and learn French with a year spent studying or working in France on this joint honours BA degree programme.
You will gain oral and written fluency, and grow in confidence in your use and understanding of the Welsh language.
You will study a wide range of Welsh language literature including plays, short stories, and novels, as well as poetry from the medieval bardic tradition to modern protest songs.
You will develop a keen understanding of Welsh language and grammar, linguistics, language planning policy, and learn valuable translation skills.
Alongside this, you will receive intensive French language tuition and study important aspects of literature, culture, and society in the French-speaking world.
Throughout your studies you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.
WHY FRENCH AND WELSH AT SWANSEA?
We have an excellent reputation. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014:
- 100% of our Welsh language research work is world class or better
- 69% is internationally excellent or world-leading in the field
- We are first in Wales and second in the UK for both research excellence and research impact in the area of Celtic Studies.
You will benefit from the skills and experience of prominent authors and poets on our academic team, including two Prifeirdd, and winners of the Wales Book of the Year competition.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top five for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
YOUR FRENCH AND WELSH EXPERIENCE
Our flexible degree structure with a range of optional modules gives you plenty of scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or ambitions for postgraduate study.
You will spend a year in France between your second and final year, broadening your skills and experience by studying, teaching at a school, or undertaking a work placement.
We can support you with arranging work placement opportunities in a wide range of settings, both in the UK and abroad.
FRENCH AND WELSH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A degree in French and Welsh opens up a wide range of career opportunities in fields such as education, marketing, media, politics, language planning, business, youth work, education, translation, and administration.