In contemporary Wales there is an ever increasing demand for high-calibre professional, bilingual workers. By choosing to study Professional Welsh / Accountancy and Finance, you will be combining professional Welsh language skills with a specialism in accountancy and finance, 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, and you will specialise in accountancy and finance.
This 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.
- A lively Welsh Community in the heart of Wales - You will be joining one of the strongholds of the Welsh language, and a place that is well-known for being extremely friendly and welcoming.
- Good reputation – The quality of teaching and research in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies and Aberystwyth Business School are of the highest quality.
- Experts - You will learn from lecturers in both departments who are experts in their fields.
- Innovating - You will be taught in an innovative and dynamic environment in both departments.
- Leading - The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies is a leader in the sector for Welsh in the professional workplace and translation services.
- Wide choice – There will be a variety of very interesting modules available to you, all of which reflect the latest research interests of our lecturers, from learning about Welsh in professional contexts and the media to studying business and marketing strategies.
- The National Library of Wales – As well as the extensive resources of the University, we are on the doorstep of the National Library of Wales and its amazing collections of literary and audio and visual media resources.
- A lively Welsh Social Life - You will be able to join the Aberystwyth Welsh Students' Union (UMCA), live in the Pantycelyn halls of residence, and take place in numerous fun activities that are organised by the union.
- Student Satisfaction - The results for Student Satisfaction show that a very high percentage of our students in both departments are happy. Also, the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies is top in the UK for Celtic Studies (NSS 2020).
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.
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.
|Module Name||Module Code||Credit Value|
|Accounting and Finance for Specialists||AB11220||20|
|Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance||AB11120||20|
|Module Name||Module Code||Credit Value|
|Corporate Finance and Financial Markets||AB21420||20|
|Intermediate Financial Accounting||AB21120||20|
|Intermediate Management Accounting||AB21220||20|
|Module Name||Module Code||Credit Value|
|Advanced Financial Accounting||AB31120||20|
|Advanced Management Accounting||AB31220||20|
|Investments and Financial Instruments||AB31320||20|
* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
What can I do with a degree in Professional Welsh in the Workplace with Accountancy and Finance?
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 Accounting and Finance 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.
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Learning & Teaching
What will I learn?
In the first year, you will explore:
- the registers of the language, together with the characteristics of standard Welsh
- the basic principles of accounting and finance
- the registers of contemporary language in various contexts
- how to analyse data
- writing skills, and develop your understanding of grammar in Welsh
- the essentials of accounting and finance for experts.
In the second year, you will discover:
- intermediate financial accounting
- how to use smart and correct Welsh, orally and in writing, by building on what you learned in your first year
- intermediate financial management
- various aspects of translation and literary, technological, historical and practical modifications
- corporate finance and financial markets.
In your final year, you will have the opportunity to:
- study different aspects of translation and modification, building on what you learn in your second year
- study investments and financial tools
- study advanced financial management
- undertake an extended project based on original research.
You will also be able to choose from a wide variety of optional modules.
How will I 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 I be assessed?
Your work will be assessed through examinations, continuous assessment, and essays and exercises.
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
30-28, plus B in A level Welsh 1st Language
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 applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. 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 are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org