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About

The Welsh programme at Cardiff University is well-known for its academic research and is one of the leading centres for Celtic Studies research in the UK.

Overview

The research interests of our staff are varied and include the Welsh language, Welsh literature, creative and critical writing as well as the social and international aspects of language planning.

The originality and rigour of our research make the School of Welsh at Cardiff a popular choice for those interested in postgraduate study.

Programme aims

The Welsh programme at Cardiff University aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in language planning, media, government, teaching, management and research. The School provides training and a high level of support, and the postgraduate community makes a vital contribution to the University's international reputation for research.

Distinctive features

  • Annual series of research seminars and conferences
  • Language Planning and Policy Research Unit
  • Opportunities to teach in the School and the Welsh Language Teaching Centre (Welsh for Adults)
  • Collaborative research with several North American and European institutions, for instance in Canada and Ireland
  • Close links with the Welsh Government and other national institutions including the National History Museum, St. Fagans.

Programme Structure

Research can be undertaken through the medium of Welsh or English in any of the following areas:

  • Welsh literature (medieval, renaissance, modern)
  • Literary and critical theory
  • Sociolinguistics (including Patagonia and Ireland)
  • Language planning and policy
  • Religion and popular culture
  • Textual transmission: oral and written
  • Welsh American Studies
  • Second language acquisition/Welsh for adults
  • Creative and Critical Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable for graduates in Welsh or other Humanities and Social Science subjects. Students who have not completed an MA or a research methods training course normally follow the research skills module of the taught MA while preparing for their MPhil/PhD thesis.
  • A 1st or an upper 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent, is required.
  • Candidates who wish to submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation in Welsh, and who have not graduated in Welsh, must satisfy the School as to the standard of their written and oral skills in the language.
  • The School of Welsh also welcomes applications from UK or overseas non-Welsh speaking students who wish to study and submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation through the medium of English.
  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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