Welsh - Language and Literature, M.A. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
17000 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our MA in Welsh - Language and Literature (MA Cymraeg: Iaith a Llenyddiaeth) at  Bangor University offers you an exciting opportunity to study various aspects of the language and its literature through the medium of Welsh or English – from the early heroic poetry of Aneirin to 21st-century literature in translation.

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You are encouraged to complement this with opportunities to learn Welsh within the vibrant environment of Bangor University and the wider community where the language can experienced as a living entity.

Within the flexible course framework, we can tailor the contents to suit your individual interests and you will be supervised by specialists in their different academic fields.


As well as being a qualification in its own right, the Welsh - Language and Literature MA at Bangor University provides an excellent foundation for further research at PhD level. 

Enhancing your knowledge and developing your skills helps strengthen your career prospects and prepares you for a wide variety of jobs, e.g. as researchers, educators, journalists, translators, language officers and local government personnel.

Programme Structure

  • You study for an MA in Welsh by the traditional route of essay and dissertation. The first part comprises three course essays (3 x 4,000-6,000 words) which should display a solid grasp of the broad outlines of your chosen field of study; the second part is the dissertation (20,000 words) comprising original research based in part on primary material. During Semester 1 you will also follow an induction course on research methodology in the field of Welsh.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. Welsh Language/Literature, English Language/ Literature, History). This course is suitable both for students who have fluency in Welsh and for those who aim to acquire – in a rigorous academic context – a greater understanding of the language, its literature and of Welsh culture in general.
  • Successful applicants whose first language is not Welsh will have the opportunity to take Welsh lessons.
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications or experience and applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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