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MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies

What is this degree?

This new MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies offers an opportunity to explore various aspects of Welsh and Celtic Studies and earn a Masters-level qualification. The content of the degree will be tailored to your own research interests and the expertise offered by the School of Welsh. 

Staff expertise spans many fields related to Welsh and Celtic studies including:

We will advise you as to the options available to you during the application process.

The degree also includes the module ‘Academic and Professional Research’. Here you will learn how to use a wide range of sources, familiarize yourself with research methodologies and submit work professionally and to a high standard. There is also the opportunity for practical work experience.

The degree may be studied through the medium of Welsh or English or bilingually. Students whose spoken and/or written Welsh is not fluent will have the opportunity to follow Welsh beginners or improvers classes.


How long is the course?

The course runs for one year for full-time students and two years for part-time students.


What are the advantages of this degree?

The School of Welsh at Cardiff University puts great emphasis on progressive research of the highest standard and on developing research skills and transferable skills. External reviews have placed the School at the top of the league for Celtic Studies.  

This degree develops knowledge and skills that can lead to a wide variety of posts in areas such as:


How is this degree taught and assessed?

This MA degree uses many different methods of teaching and learning. During your degree you will attend lectures, seminars and workshops, complete practical tasks and complete extended pieces of independent work under your tutor’s supervision.

In Part 1, you will follow three core modules and complete the following assessments:

In Part 2, you will work on an extended research project (60 credits)