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Top university for Celtic Studies

7 October 2022

Celtic Studies at Cardiff University’s School of Welsh is ranked 1st in the UK in the latest The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2023).

The school has ranked consistently highly and now climbs to the top of the table from second place in 2022.

Dr Dylan Foster Evans, Head of the School of Welsh at Cardiff University, said:

“I am extremely pleased to see that the School of Welsh has risen to the top of the Celtic Studies league table in the Times Good University Guide. This reflects the excellence of the staff in teaching and research, as well as the indispensable contribution of our students in creating a lively, innovative and friendly academic community."

“It also shows the value of studying Welsh at university – it’s an exciting, challenging and relevant discipline that students love to explore.”

Dr Dylan Foster Evans Head of School

This result underlines previous recognition of the school’s quality and high standards, which includes being placed 9th in the UK for research impact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2021 under the Modern Languages and Linguistics Unit of Assessment. Celtic Studies has also recently been awarded second place in the UK in the Complete University Guide (2023).

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 also sees the university as a whole remain Wales’s highest ranked university and jump ten places to 25th spot amongst UK universities.

The School of Welsh is now welcoming applications for Welsh and Celtic Studies (MA) for entry 2023.

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