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Aberystwyth University: Welsh and Celtic Studies

Institution Aberystwyth University View institution profile
Department Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies
Study type Taught


The MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies is a unique taught masters that enables students to explore the full range of Celtic languages and literatures, from the earliest period to the modern day.

Celtic Studies is a fascinating discipline, and this degree will give you the chance to study, with expert tuition, individual Celtic languages, as well as their literature and culture. Whether you are interested in language, literature or culture, you'll be able to choose from a wide variety of subjects that interest you. Comparative modules will prepare you to critically examine the origins of the Celtic-speaking peoples and the intriguing historiography of Celtic Studies. In the dissertation module, you will work under the guidance of an expert to develop a research project which speaks to your own specific research interests. You don't have to be fluent in Welsh or Irish to study this course. Its flexible structure makes it suitable for those who are entirely new to Celtic Studies as well as those who have studied Celtic languages and literatures at undergraduate level.

Aberystwyth is the ideal location for those who wish to develop their interest in Welsh and Celtic Studies, an environment where the medieval and modern sit, with ease, side by side. One of the strengths of this MA, and one which sets it apart from similar schemes, is that we will enable and encourage you to develop your Welsh-language skills, whether you come to us as a Welsh speaker or learner, or as a complete beginner. It is vital for researchers in medieval and modern Welsh literature to be able to access the important scholarly work done in the Welsh language, and students on this scheme will be able to take Welsh language modules to help them develop this highly important skill.

The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth is unmatched in its expertise across all the Celtic languages, from the ancient to the modern. Located in the heart of Welsh-speaking Wales, it is a world-renowned centre for research, and home to an international, lively and welcoming cohort of students and staff.



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Established in 1972, Aberystwyth University has a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. The University offers a range of research and taught postgraduate programmes, with students from across the world choosing to study here. 

Aberystwyth is a cosmopolitan market town nestled between the mountains and the sea. The University’s scenic location (part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere) provides a beautiful place to explore and unwind in-between studying.  

Aberystwyth has a welcoming and modern community with a vibrant social life and culture, which has earned …

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