Taught course

Celts, The / Celtiaid, Y

Bangor University · Ysgol y Gymraeg - School of Welsh

Entry requirements

Good graduates in relevant disciplines and/or equivalent professional qualification and work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course gives students the opportunity and ability to sift fact and fiction, and to answer in detail the question: Who were, and who are, the Celts; modules are taught by experts in the Schools of Welsh, History, and Music, focusing on literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, antiquarianism, art history and music, to explore the culture and identity of the Celtic peoples from the hillforts of prehistory to the devolved and independent parliaments of today; students are also guided as they perform their own research towards a Master's thesis on a topic of their choice; all instruction is available through English or Welsh, and comprehensive ESOL support is available where necessary.
Compulsory: the Celts: fundamentals; the creation of the modern Celt.
Part 1: is a wholly taught component, contributing 120 credits. All taught modules carry a credit weighting of 40 credits. Part 1 is taught during the two semesters which make up the academic year. Teaching during semester 1 normally runs from late September to December. Teaching during Semester 2 normally runs from late January to early May. Modules in Part 1 will be assessed by essay.
Part 2: This consists of a supervised Dissertation of around 20,000 words, on a topic of your choice, decided upon in consultation with a thesis advisor. This is completed during the summer months, from late May to September, and full-time students should submit their Dissertation by September in the calendar year following initial registration.

Information for international students

Where the native language is not English or Welsh satisfactory knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English or Welsh required: IELTS and Internet-based TOEFL test scores of no less than 6.0 and 87 respectively, are usually acceptable for those who would study through the medium of English.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Aled Llion Jones
+44 (0)1248 382 240