Information on students with some teaching through Welsh and academic staff who are able to teach through Welsh for September 2019 to August 2020.
This is not the latest release in the series: Welsh language in higher education
The number of students learning some of their degree through Welsh has fallen in 2019/20 from 5,940 to 5,635. The number of those studying at least 5, has also decreased whilst those studying 40 credits has remained stable and those studying 80 and 120 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 5 students with some teaching in Welsh were studying Education.
Almost one third of students in Wales, who consider themselves fluent in Welsh, were studying part of their degree through Welsh. 7% of fluent Welsh speakers were studying mainly through Welsh (120 credits in Welsh).
The number of academic staff able to teach in Welsh has decreased by 3% compared to 2018/19.
The number actually teaching has changed little. The numbers of Welsh medium staff has remained constant.
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