History and Welsh (a pathway for Second Language Students) with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

History and Welsh (a pathway for Second Language Students) with a Year in Industry

Course summary

This four-year degree enables you to explore a wide cross-section of different periods and historically significant worlds. Your studies will span from medieval, early modern and modern history, covering British, Welsh, European, American and World history. You will also learn about Welsh language rights, Multiculturalism and Welsh Language and Literature throughout the centuries. Welsh at Swansea is ranked top 5 in the UK for Student Satisfaction, Research and Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2023). History at Swansea is ranked top 20 in the UK for Course Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2023) and top 20 in the UK for teaching (NSS 2022). Whether your true passion lies in medieval Europe, revolutionary America or the cold war, you can choose from wide ranging themes and modules. These include studies in gender, sexuality and inequalities, heritage, memory, medicine, health and disability, war, violence and peace. Elective Welsh modules are taught in Welsh to help you refine your Welsh language skills. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Swansea is a perfect gateway to the medieval past. Within a short journey are magnificent castles such as Pembroke and Manorbier, as well as medieval churches and fortresses in the Gower. Your third year will be spent gaining valuable workplace and language skills with a Year in Industry, while later studies are shaped by modules around your specific historical interest and a substantial dissertation project. A range of work placement programmes throughout the course are available to help prepare you for graduate life. Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment of academics, students and visiting scholars. Students are also involved in wider university clubs and societies including the History Society and our active and robust Welsh Society, which organises social and sporting events and cultural activities. Our History and Welsh students typically develop effective oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and analysis skills. They go on to work in a variety of career sectors including education, media and public relations, heritage and museums, business and management, law, and public services. Please visit our course page for more information. https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/history/ba-history-welsh-second-language/#bbq=on


Your first year will include a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with examples of compulsory modules from recent years including:

  • Defnyddio'r laith
  • Making History
  • Defnyddio'r laith 2
Your second year will also be a mixture of compulsory and optional modules. Examples of compulsory modules from recent year have included:
  • Sgiliau Iaith: Ymarfer
  • Dadansoddi'r Gymraeg
  • The Practice of History
Your final year will be comprised entirely optional modules and a compulsory independent dissertation project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/history/ba-history-welsh-second-language/

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Podcasts / Podlediadau • Website Building / Creu Gwefannau • Oral Presentations / Cyflwyniadau Llafar • Recording a Radio Bulletin / Recordio Bwletin • Create and Present and Microlesson / Creu a Chyflwyno meicrowers • Book Reviews / Adolygiadau Llyfrau Throughout your undergraduate Welsh degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/culture-communication/history/ba-history-welsh-second-language/

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are an international applicant please visit our international pages for more information and details on how to apply: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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History and Welsh (a pathway for Second Language Students) with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS