Students studying Welsh-medium provision are supported by Academi Hywel Teifi

It is possible to study through the medium of Welsh across a wide range of subjects - we have provision in every facu;ty.

When you leave school or college, continuing to study through the medium of Welsh will give you the best education. There are opportunities for students who are confident and fluent in the language as well as opportunities for those who are less confident or are learners. There is something that will suit everyone: from degree courses which are completely through the medium of Welsh to courses where some modules are offered in Welsh, or in some departments it is possible to have Welsh language seminars and tutorials for modules which are mainly taught through the medium of English.

You have a right to present coursework and sit exams through the medium of Welsh, even if you have chosen to complete courses through the medium of English. By continuing to study your course completely or partly through the medium of Welsh, you will develop your skills in two languages - Welsh and English - which will open doors for you when you leave the university.

Read our booklet Why study through the medium of Welsh

Hi, I'm Macsen your Students' Union Welsh Affairs Officer!

"I feel extremely passionate about the Welsh language and its culture since I was young. I have received my education through the medium of Welsh throughout my life including my time here at Swansea University studying BSc Geography.

As a native of the upper Tawe Valley, the Welsh language has given me a wealth of opportunities and has played a huge part in my upbringing, and I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to speak it.

My aim for the coming academic year is to make sure that the University focuses on the Welsh language, its culture and its heritage. In addition, I have hopes of strengthening the opportunities for students to learn and have the best possible Welsh-medium teaching experience as well as offering opportunities for our Welsh-medium clubs and societies to evolve, in order to give students who Welsh speakers and learners get a better understanding of our wonderful culture.


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135% growth in students studying 40+ credits through the medium of Welsh since 2011
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Some of Wales' leading scholars of international standing teach through the medium of Welsh
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