Studying through the medium of Welsh

The Department offers two specific Welsh-medium degree schemes: Cysylltiadau Rhyngwladol 142L, Cysylltiadau Rhyngwladol a’r Cyfrygnau (L2P3) and Gwleidyddiaeth L201. It is also possible to study modules through the medium of Welsh on any of our other degree schemes.

The Department’s commitment is to ensure that students have the option of studying at least 80 credits a year through the medium of Welsh. In practice, this means that four of the six modules that students are expected to complete each year can be studied through the medium of Welsh. The Department also ensures that all Welsh speaking students are allocated a personal tutor and dissertation tutor who can speak the language.

Students are welcome to opt for the Welsh medium versions of modules every time, if that is their wish. However, it is also possible to be flexible and vary the medium of study from module to module. There is also flexibility in the language that can be used when completing assessed work. Students have the option of presenting their work through the medium of Welsh or English, regardless of the module’s medium of instruction. These teaching arrangements mean that our Welsh-medium provision is open to students from a different range of Welsh language backgrounds.

Many of the Department’s degree courses are eligible for Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol undergraduate scholarships. There are two different types of scholarship: the Main Scholarships are open to students who commit to study at least 80 credits (i.e. 4 modules) through the medium of Welsh each year, while the Incentive Scholarships are open to students who commit to studying at least 40 credits (i.e. 2 modules) through the medium of Welsh each year.

For more information about these scholarships and for a list of the eligible degree schemes please see the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol website: www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk/en/study/mediumofwelsh 

Further information

If you would like to learn more about studying Politics through the medium of Welsh at Aberystwyth University, please contact one of our Welsh-medium lecturers, Dr Huw Lewis (hhl@aber.ac.uk) or e-mail interpol@aber.ac.uk.