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Sociology and Welsh (BA)

  • QL53

3 years (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Sociology at Cardiff addresses society and globalisation through a comparative approach, drawing on both theoretical perspectives and empirical case studies. In conjunction with generic skills, such as those associated with Information & Communications Technology, Sociology is a highly marketable qualification offering entry to a wide range of occupations and postgraduate courses. Sociology is an excellent companion to Welsh, a language experiencing a resurgence within Wales and beyond. The study of Welsh provides students with well-developed linguistic and critical skills, as well as a deep understanding of the language’s literature and culture, A Joint Honours degree is equal in status to a Single Honours degree, although the time spent on each subject is effectively halved.

This course is only open to prospective students who have studied Welsh as a First Language to Advanced Level. The reason for this is that students who have studied Welsh as a second language must study 80 credits of Welsh during their first year. The exciting, intensive nature of the course, and the number of face to face contact hours means that the timetable does not therefore allow for some subject to be studied with Welsh. If you do not have A level Welsh, and/or feel that you may be able to follow the First Language Welsh route, whatever your background or qualifications, don’t hesitate to contact

“Mae’r cwrs hwn yn agored i ddarpar fyfyrwyr sydd wedi astudio’r Gymraeg fel Iaith Gyntaf hyd at Safon Uwch. Mae hyn oherwydd bod myfyrwyr sydd wedi astudio’r Gymraeg fel Ail Iaith yn astudio 80 credyd o Gymraeg yn ystod eu blwyddyn gyntaf gyda ni. Mae natur ddwys, gyffrous y cwrs hwn, a nifer uchel yr oriau cyswllt wyneb-yn-wyneb, yn golygu nad yw’r amserlen yn caniatáu I rai pynciau gael eu hastudio ar y cyd â’r Gymraeg. Os nad oes gennych lefel A yn y Gymraeg, a/neu rydych yn teimlo y gallech ddilyn Llwybr Iaith Gyntaf, peidiwch ag oedi rhag cysylltu â”

Key Facts

UCAS Code QL53
Duration 3 years
How to apply
Typical places available  
Typical applications received 1500
Scholarships & Bursaries
Typical A-level offer BBB
Admissions Tutors Dr Rhiannon Marks (Welsh)

Rachel Swann (Sociology)

Tel Number Sociology: 029 2087 5122
Welsh: 029 2087 4843
Email address Sociology:
School website

For more information about the course structures, modules and teaching for these subjects, please visit the individual profiles of Sociology and Welsh on our website.

For more information about learning and  assessment for these subjects, please visit the individual profiles of Sociology and Welsh on our website.

Typical A-level Offer


Three A-level subjects excluding General Studies but usually including Welsh.

Please note that this course is not available to second language Welsh students.

Typical WBQ Offer Grade A in the Core, plus grades BB at GCE Advanced level.
Typical Int Bacc Offer 32 points.
Other Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please see detailed admissions and selection criteria for more information.

A list of commonly accepted alternative entry qualifications and admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be read here.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: SOCSI Undergraduate Admissions Office  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 5122 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4175 


School Website:

School Contact

Name: Dr Rhiannon Marks  

Telephone: 029 2087 5594 



More information

School of Social Sciences