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School of Welsh International MA Scholarship

Reference Number: P2250
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 1 year
Funding Amount: tuition fee discount
Level of Study: Postgraduate Taught
Regions: EU (Non UK), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

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:

  • Sociolinguistics of the Welsh language and of other Celtic languages
  • Welsh literature throughout the centuries
  • Theory and methodologies related to translation
  • Identity, ethnicity and multiculturalism
  • Creative writing
  • The Welsh in North America and Patagonia
  • Folklore, ethnology and popular culture

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

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:

  • the heritage industry
  • the publishing world
  • journalism and the media
  • marketing and public relations
  • the world of education and translation
  • libraries, archives and museums  
  • the world of the Assembly and the civil service
  • administration and policy development.

Supervisors: Please see the School webpages for academic staff profiles and research expertise.

For further details on the Master's programme, please consult the course listing for the MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies / Astudiaethau Cymreig a Cheltaidd.

Start date: September 2014

Number of Studentships: 1


This studentship is very generously funded by Cardiff University School of Welsh. It consists of a tuition fee discount which covers the difference between International and Home fees. Recipients must self-fund the remainder of their fees at the UK/EU rate.


Residency: Awards are open to all students of any nationality without restrictions.

Academic criteria: Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 2.1 degree or higher in a relevant subject. Applications are particularly welcomed from graduates of Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via the School of Welsh scholarship application form which can be found on their website.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2014.

Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Further Information

For further information, please see the Scholarship pages of the School of Welsh website.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Ceren Roberts by emailing or by telephoning +44 (0)2920 875 659.

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