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Funding postgraduate studies

3 December 2018

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh is offering an MA scholarship for Entry 2019.

The scholarship will pay full fees for a full-time Home student (12 months) or partial fees for an International student, who joins the School for the 2019-20 academic year.

The MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies is a flexible programme which is tailored to student interests and the research expertise of current staff. It is possible to study the programme through the medium of Welsh or English, or a combination of both.

It offers the opportunity to study a wide range of subject areas concerned with Welsh and Celtic Studies including Welsh literature through the ages; literary criticism; children’s literature; sociolinguistics; and language policy and planning.

Dr Siwan Rosser, Director of the MA programme, said: “We are proud to be able to offer an MA scholarship once again this year in order to attract the very best candidates to Cardiff to study with us.

“The challenging programme offers a special opportunity to explore Welsh language and culture, scrutinise the exciting changes the Welsh language is experiencing and develop the necessary skills to analyse and interpret the impact of these changes. The programme develops people who can create change and who will contribute to Wales’ social, cultural and professional future.”

The School’s MA students receive significant employability support including a period of work experience to help them achieve their professional ambitions and connect their research interests with the demands of the modern workplace.

Osian Morgan was the recipient of the 2018 MA scholarship. He started his postgraduate studies in the School in September 2018 and spoke about how the scholarship has helped him: “It was an honour to receive this generous scholarship from the School of Welsh. I was keen to continue with my studies in the School and the scholarship enabled me to do this without having to worry about the financial impact. The School’s generosity in offering the scholarship is representative of its supportive and helpful nature which underpins how it treats and cares for students.

“The programme up to this point has been exciting, useful and very interesting, providing me with the opportunity to research in more depth the themes I was interested in at undergraduate level. Without a doubt, the programme’s flexibility and variety makes it a unique postgraduate offering allowing students to develop a greater understanding of a range of subjects concerned with the Welsh language and Welsh and Celtic peoples. The programme is well worth following and I’d recommend applying for the scholarship.”

The scholarship will close on 1 March 2019 and prospective students can apply online.

For further information, please contact Dr Siwan Rosser - rossersm@caerdydd.ac.uk / +44 (0)29 2087 6287.

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