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Research Degrees

Researcher in the library

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

Research Areas for MPhil/PhD Degrees

PhD

Duration of course: 3 years full-time or five years part-time

Assessment: Submission of thesis of up to 80,000 words and an oral exam (viva voce)

MPhil

Duration of course: One year full-time or two years part-time

Assessment: Submission of thesis of between 30,000 and 40,000 words and an oral exam (viva voce)

MPhil in Creative and Critical Writing

Duration of course: One year full-time or two years part-time

Assessment: Submission of creative folio and a critical essay of between 10,000 and 20,000 words and an oral exam (viva voce)

 

The Welsh Experience

The School of Welsh welcomes postgraduate students who wish to conduct their research and write their dissertation in English. However, you are welcome to attend Welsh courses to gain an insight into the language and the culture of Wales. These include modules offered by the School and Welsh language courses offered by the Welsh for Adults Centre (located within the School of Welsh).

Welsh for Adults Centre's Summer Courses [212 KB]