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Medieval Welsh Literature, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #401 (WUR) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Medieval Welsh Literature degree offered at Aberystwyth University offers you an exciting opportunity to engage with the Welsh language and literature of the medieval period through historical, social and intellectual approaches.

Overview

Medieval Welsh Literature degree offered at Aberystwyth University  will make you an attractive prospect for employers in a range of fields. 

By studying the central canon of Welsh texts, you will develop a sound knowledge of the language, culture and thought of the middle and medieval periods in Wales.   You will read and appreciate the most important of Middle Welsh texts in the original language, and you will discuss the narrative techniques, characterisation, themes and structure of these tremendously important texts.  You will also encounter important texts from neighbouring cultures and traditions, such as Anglo-Saxon, Irish and Late Latin, so that you may fully contextualise the central literary artefacts of your study.

Employability

Every element of the Aberystwyth Master’s in Welsh Medieval Literature enhances your employability.  Alongside the development of your subject-specific knowledge and experience, an especially noteworthy strength of this course is the emphasis on personal development.  As an emerging language specialist, your strengthened research and critical faculties will make you a strong candidate for any post where ideas and topics need research, analysis, discussion, expansion and classification.

The very nature of a literature course requires you to develop thoughtful responses to a range of texts, authors and contexts.  You will develop confidence in thinking which is both thorough and creative, and demonstrates your initiative, self-motivation, flexibility and independence of mind along the way.  The organisational skills you will learn on this course will help you direct your individual flair, bringing a balance of skills that prospective employers will find attractive.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Dissertation
  • Choose 80 credits of modules from a list
  • Welsh Language 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most Taught Masters courses is a lower second class honours degree (2:2). 

International and EU applicants must meet our English Language requirements in addition to the academic criteria set out above. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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