The research interests of our staff are varied and include the Welsh language, Welsh literature, creative and critical writing as well as the social and international aspects of language planning.
The originality and rigour of our research make the School of Welsh at Cardiff a popular choice for those interested in postgraduate study.
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in language planning, media, government, teaching, management and research. The School provides training and a high level of support, and the postgraduate community makes a vital contribution to the University's international reputation for research.
Research can be undertaken through the medium of Welsh or English in any of the following areas:
- Welsh literature (medieval, renaissance, modern)
- Literary and critical theory
- Sociolinguistics (including Patagonia and Ireland)
- Language planning and policy
- Religion and popular culture
- Textual transmission: oral and written
- Welsh American Studies
- Second language acquisition/Welsh for adults
- Creative and Critical Writing
The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.
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Suitable for graduates in Welsh or other Humanities and Social Science subjects. Students who have not completed an MA or a research methods training course normally follow the research skills module of the taught MA while preparing for their MPhil/PhD thesis.
A 1st or an upper 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent, is required.
Candidates who wish to submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation in Welsh, and who have not graduated in Welsh, must satisfy the School as to the standard of their written and oral skills in the language.
The School of Welsh also welcomes applications from UK or overseas non-Welsh speaking students who wish to study and submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation through the medium of English.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Advanced subject knowledge and expertise
- Advanced research skills and methodology (theory and application)
- Self-management and motivation
- Analytical and critical thinking
- Research dissemination and engagement
Previous graduates of this program have go on to pursue careers in higher education, research, media, teaching, government and publishing.
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Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...
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