M.A. On Campus

Welsh (Cymraeg)

Bangor University

12 months
16000 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Welsh (Cymraeg) MA at Bangor University course 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


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 (Cymraeg) 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

Courses included:

  • Your course will be structured and tailored accordingly and you will have a dedicated course supervisor, who will be an expert in your chosen field of study.
  •  If, on the other hand, you wish to undertake a study of modern Welsh literature and culture, or aspects relating to the language itself, we will be able to accommodate your academic interests. 
  • We also warmly welcome students who wish to embark on a structured Welsh MA course which may be comparative in nature, linking the study of Welsh with areas such as English literature, medieval studies, European languages, language revitalization, Arthurian studies, history, religion, philosophy, gender studies, political theory and nationalism.

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

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 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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