The Celts new course from Bangor University gives students the opportunity and ability to sift fact and fiction, and to answer in detail the question:
‘Who were – and who are – the Celts?’
Over a single academic year, modules will be taught by experts in the Schools of Welsh, History, and Music, focusing on literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, antiquarianism, art history and music, to explore the culture and identity of the Celtic peoples from the hillforts of prehistory to the devolved and independent parliaments of today.
Students on the course will also be guided as they perform their own research towards a Master’s thesis on a topic of their choice.All instruction is available through English or Welsh, and comprehensive ESOL support is available where necessary.Major issues covered on the MA ‘Y Celtiaid – The Celts’ include:
- Do ‘The Celts’ actually exist, and if so, who and what are they? How can we discuss such questions, with what methodology and with what evidence?
- How has the word itself (‘Celt’, ‘Keltoi’, etc.) been used through the centuries, from Classical historians to modern pop musicians?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of ‘Celtomania’ and ‘Celtoscepticism’? How has the concept of the ‘Celt’ has been discovered and discarded in various fields such as Literature, Archaeology, Linguistics, Music, Religion?
- How did nineteenth-century Continental scholars contribute to the creation of the ‘Celt’?
- How do and how did the Celtic-speaking peoples negotiate their own identities? What do the medieval texts (Laws, Legends, Court Poetry, Saints’ Lives) and archaeological findings tell us, and what does recent history have to say?
- What are the main sources of evidence for the histories and identities of the ‘Celtic’ peoples (i.e. those speaking Celtic languages in the modern period)? How do we use these sources? Can Arthur and Cú Chulainn tell us anything useful?
- How have the ethnic and national identities of the modern ‘Celts’ been represented and negotiated with reference to this concept of the ‘Celtic’?
- What has been – and what is – the political and ideological relevance of the ‘Celt’?
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Themes and issues in History
- Initiating a Research Project
- Medieval Arthur
- Post-Medieval Arthur
- Postgraduate Portfolio
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Linguistics View 380 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
- Entry to the MA programme requires a 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. literature, history, folklore, mythology, comparative literature, archaeology, anthropology from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted. In general, however, applicants are judged on individual merits with work experience and other relevant factors are also considered
- We welcome applications from good graduates in relevant disciplines and from those with equivalent professional qualification and work experience.
International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
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