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Information on students with some teaching through Welsh and academic staff who are able to teach through Welsh for September 2018 to August 2019.

Main points

The number of students learning some of their degree through Welsh has fallen in 2018/19 from 6,205 to 5,940. However, the number of those studying at least 5, 40 or 80 credits has increased. The overall reduction has come predominantly from students studying less than 5 credits in Welsh.

Education was the most popular subject taught through Welsh. 1 in every 6 students with some teaching in Welsh were studying Education. 

One third of students in Wales, who consider themselves fluent in Welsh, were studying part of their degree through Welsh. 1 in every 15 fluent Welsh speakers were studying mainly through Welsh (120 credits in Welsh).

The number of academic staff able to teach in Welsh has increased 21% over the last 7 years.

The number actually teaching has changed little. The numbers of Welsh medium staff has remained constant.

Reports

Welsh language in higher education institutions, September 2018 to August 2019
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Welsh language in higher education, September 2018 to August 2019: infographic
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Contact

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Telephone: 0300 062 2587

Media

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