Our MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies and our PhD/MPhil pathways enable you to explore the relationship between literature, language, culture and identity through both an international and interdisciplinary lens. Tailoring the content to your interests and matched with our expertise, you’ll become part of a dynamic, challenging and transformative research and teaching community.
Benefit from opportunities and training which will develop your professional profile and your employability skills.
Placed 9th for research impact and 11th for research environment (Modern Languages and Linguistics, REF 2021).
Study through the medium of Welsh, English or a combination of both, and tailor the programme to your interests and ambitions.
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.
Hear from our students
The breadth of positive experiences enjoyed by our postgraduate students varies based upon where they come from, their distinctive interest in the Welsh language and the scope of their ambitions. In these blogs, you can read how our recent MA graduates Osian and Emma created their own unique degree experiences.
Originally from the USA, Adam Barnett chose to study at the School of Welsh because of the flexibility of the MA programme, the opportunity to learn Welsh and the attractions of the capital city.
For Anna Powys, the MA Welsh and Celtic Studies programme was the perfect choice for her, offering an expansive education and considerable flexibility which in turn helped her narrow and focus her research interests. (Video only available in Welsh)
Our MA and research students come from a range of different backgrounds and often other countries, each bringing with them unique experiences and perspectives which enrich our community. It’s a creative, collaborative and friendly environment in which to live and learn.
Studying with us will provide you with an opportunity to engage with a variety of subjects relevant to Welsh, and other languages, including: Welsh literature and literary criticism; children’s literature; sociolinguistics; language acquisition; dialectology; language policy and planning; and translation theory and methodology.
Explore your research interests in a supportive and impact-focused environment. Recognised internationally for research quality and impact, we have a proud history of positive practical, cultural and legislative change, benefiting communities in Wales and around the world. We offer three PhD/MPhil pathways: Welsh; Language, Policy and Planning; and Creative and Critical Writing.
Find out more about our School
We’re based in the John Percival Building on the Cathays Park campus. Minutes from the Students’ Union, and the University’s support services, you can also walk to the city centre in 10 minutes.
We’re also located next door to the Arts and Social Sciences library which holds an extensive collection of relevant works and archives, including the Salisbury Collection.