Singer Bonnie Tyler has received an honorary degree from a university in her native Wales.

The Total Eclipse of the Heart hitmaker was made a doctor of literature at Swansea University on Thursday (11Jul13) in recognition of her contribution to the arts.

Tyler, who donned a traditional cap and gown for the ceremony, beamed with pride after accepting her degree, telling WalesOnline, "Although I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world with my singing, I am as passionate as ever about Wales and Swansea, and I will never forget my roots.

"I still live in Mumbles, just a stone's throw from the university. To be made an Honorary Fellow by my 'home' university is a tremendous honour. I am so delighted to be here today to accept this award."