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New MA scholarship for 2018

30 November 2017

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh is pleased to be able to offer a new scholarship for its Master’s programme.

This is a new scholarship which will fund the full fees for a full-time (12 months), Home student, studying during the 2018-19 academic session.

The School’s MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies is a broad-based programme that is tailored to the interests of potential students and the research specialisms of current staff.

It provides an opportunity to study a variety of topics concerned with Welsh and Celtic Studies including Language Policy and Planning, Dialects, Sociolinguistics, Children’s Literature, Sexuality and Identity, Creative and Critical Writing, Welsh Literature through the ages and Translation Methodology and Theory.

Dr Siwan Rosser, the MA programme coordinator, said:

“We have an excellent reputation for our postgraduate provision and this year, for the second consecutive year, we achieved a maximum score of 100% for overall student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES). It is pleasing to be able to offer a new scholarship to support students as they undertake further study.”

Dr Siwan Rosser Senior Lecturer

In addition to their satisfaction with the teaching and social experience at the School, students receive significant employability support to help them achieve their professional ambitions and contribute to the development of Welsh language and culture in contemporary Wales after graduating. The MA programme includes an element of work experience which is an opportunity for students to connect their research interests with the demands of the professional workplace.

Students are also encouraged to undertake progressive research that expands understanding of Welsh language and culture. This approach drew specific praise from the programme’s External Examiner who said that the research completed by the School’s MA students had the potential to make a ‘meaningful contribution’ to a range of fields such as language policy and literary criticism. They said that “without a doubt” the MA programme in Cardiff “was aiming for the highest standards in the discipline and achieving it”, adding that “it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to refer to the School of Welsh as an intellectual and cultural powerhouse important to life in Wales”.

The scholarship, open to full-time Home students only, closes 1 March 2018. For further information and detail please contact Dr Siwan Rosser - rossersm@caerdydd.ac.uk / +44 (0)29 2087 6287.

Complete the scholarship application form online.

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