BA

Welsh in the Professional Workplace / Business and Management

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In contemporary Wales there is an ever increasing demand for high-calibre professional, bilingual workers. By choosing to study Welsh in the Professional Workplace / Business and Management, you will be combining professional Welsh language skills with a specialism in business and management, and this will open doors to wonderful career opportunities. On this innovative course, you will be able to step into the world of business in Wales and gain valuable skills and experiences. You will have the opportunity to learn about administration, editing, translation and marketing. You will also gain skills in management, presentation, leadership and cooperation, as well as learn about entrepreneurship and developing your own business.

Welsh in the Professional Workplace / Business and Management degree is available to first language and second language students, and there is a unique opportunity to follow this course even if you have not studied Welsh First Language at A level.

Course Overview

During your time as a student in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies you will be able to choose from a variety of modules that cover a wide range of interests as well as become a part of a lively Department. You will be taught by experts who are innovators in their fields and you will follow a course that is both exciting and challenging. You will choose from a large collection of modules that reflect the latest research interests of our lecturers, from the history of our literature to contemporary literature, and from the sociology of the Welsh language to the registers and dialects of the language, and creative writing and scriptwriting.

Studying Business and Management is the perfect way to prepare yourself for a career in the world of business. Our expert academics will lead you through the world of marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy, managing human resources and entrepreneurship, as well as a range of other specialist and forward-looking modules.

This degree is suitable for those who want to excel in the field of business management practices, and who want to do so through the medium of Welsh.

Our Staff

All academic staff in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies are research active scholars and experts in their chosen fields of study, including the study of languages and literatures as well as creative writing.

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Modules September start - 2022

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance AB11120 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Financial Strategy AB31720 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Digital Business: Leadership and Management AB35220 20
Global Logistics AB35320 20
Organizational Psychology AB35420 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Careers

What can I do with a degree in Welsh in the Professional Workplace / Business and Management?

This degree opens doors to many career options. Many of our graduates find work in the following areas: translation and language initiatives; administration; local government and Welsh and world politics; education and academia; the media, scriptwriting, producing and broadcasting; business (industry and trade); the public sector; the publishing, writing, editing and marketing industries; tourism and the heritage industry; national, international and multi-national business. Learn more about the jobs of some of our graduates on the page 'Ydy fy swydd yn dy siwtio?' here.

Here are some of the transferable skills that you will develop:

  • exploring and analysing data
  • thinking creatively and effective problem solving
  • working independently
  • organising and managing time, including the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • expressing ideas and communicating information clearly and coherently, orally and in writing
  • self-motivation and self-sufficiency
  • team work - the ability to discuss concepts in groups, discussing various ideas and reaching an agreement
  • information technology skills.

As a result of Welsh Language Legislation and the establishment of the National Assembly, there has been an increase in demand for civil servants who have Welsh language skills, and for translators and administrators across several areas. The combination of Welsh and Business and Management offers a range of career prospects, from the tourism or book publishing industry to the police. The skills of researching and analysing that you will develop during your degree course will also provide a solid foundation for studying at postgraduate level and for a career in academia.

What opportunities for work experience will be available while you study? 

Find out more about the different opportunities offered by the Aberystwyth University Careers Service.

Improve your employment opportunities with GO Wales and the Year in Employment Scheme which are managed by the Careers Service. 

Teaching & Learning

In your first year you will be introduced to the main themes that are intrinsic to the study of Welsh in the Professional Workplace and to the basics of Business and Management.

Depending on whether you are following the first or second language pathways, you will study the use and registers of the language in different situations and you will be introduced to the basic characteristics of standard Welsh through focusing on the registers the language as well as features such as spelling conventions, literary language forms, the mutations and idioms. You will have an opportunity to develop your writing skills, and to strengthen your understanding of Welsh grammar. You will also select other subjects that peak your interest. On the business and management modules you will be introduced to the fundamentals of marketing and contemporary forms of marketing, such as branding and digital marketing, as well as the fundamentals of accounting and finance. You will also look at institutions and the relationship between managers and organisation, from the perspective of theory and real-life situations. Learning about the history and nature of marketing as a staple business discipline as well as an academic subject will also be a core module.

In the second year, depending on the pathway that you are following, you will work on developing your ability to write, using standard and correct Welsh and also your ability to speak Welsh eloquently, building on what you have learned in the first year. You will also study the various aspects of translation and literary, technical, historical and practical adaptations. In addition to that, you will select some optional modules that include themes such as literary Welsh and spoken Welsh, and Welsh in the professional workplace which focuses on the increasing use of Welsh in the world of work in Wales. On the business and management modules you will be introduced to a variety of subjects on the theme of operations management and supply chains, and you will look at the key concepts that are used to lead, motivate, manage and reward people in institutions today.

In your last year, again depending on whether you are following the first or second language pathway, you will continue to develop your understanding of the different facets of translation and literary, technical, historical and practical adaptation, building on what you learned in your second year, and you will have an opportunity to carry out original research with the guidance of a supervisor. On the business and management modules you will learn about the importance of business strategy to companies, to stakeholders and to the wider business community. You will also learn about the role of financial strategy when making decisions about investment, financing and apportioning resources. There is also the option to complete a work experience module during the term or over the summer (between the second and third year): Employability Skills for Professional Workers. This module is supported through holding Welsh-medium seminars rather than lectures.

You will also be able to choose from a collection of optional modules.

How will you be taught?

You will be taught through a combination of traditional lectures, seminars and other innovative teaching methods. In the seminars, the groups are smaller and the atmosphere more informal, to foster open discussion.

How will you be assessed?

Your work will be assessed through examinations, continuous assessment, essays and specific exercises, research work and developing ideas, giving presentations, and working as part of a team.

Personal Tutor

A personal tutor will be allocated to you for the duration of your degree course. The tutor will be able to help you with any problems or queries that you may have, whether academic or personal. You are welcome to contact your personal tutor at any time if you need assistance.

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 120 - 104

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Welsh 1st or 2nd Language

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM, plus B in A level Welsh 1st Language

International Baccalaureate:
30-28, plus B in A level Welsh 1st Language

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall, plus B in A level Welsh 1st Language

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes undergraduate applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma or T-level qualifications, provided that relevant subject content and learning outcomes are met. We are not able to accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas or T-levels as a general qualification for every undergraduate degree course.
Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits and offers can vary. If you would like to check the eligibility of your qualifications before submitting an application, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice and guidance.

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