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Welsh in higher education institutions

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  • Release date: 29 September 2015
  • Period covered: 2013/14
  • Next update: September 2016
An annual report showing information on students with some teaching through Welsh and academic staff who are able to teach through Welsh by institution, mode and level of study, gender and module subject.

Key points

  • In 2013/14 there were 5,250 students at Welsh HEIs with some teaching through the medium of Welsh, a 4 per cent decrease since 2012/13, although still 11 per cent higher than in 2011/12. However the number of full-time students with some teaching through Welsh increased to 4,100 in 2013/14 compared with 3,850 in 2012/13, a 6 per cent increase.
  • The proportion of students at Welsh HEIs who had some teaching through the medium of Welsh also decreased slightly, compared with 2012/13 (4.1 per cent in 2013/14 and 4.2 per cent in 2012/13).
  • Excluding Welsh language and related subjects, the most popular subjects of study for students, with some teaching through the medium of Welsh, were education, creative arts and social studies.
  • The vast majority of students with some teaching through Welsh were on undergraduate courses; with more than three-quarters of these studying full-time.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 3528
Email: post16ed.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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