Taught course

Welsh: Language and Literature

Bangor University · Ysgol y Gymraeg - School of Welsh

Entry requirements

A 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. Welsh Language/Literature, English Language/ Literature, History). This course is suitable both for students who have fluency in Welsh and for those who aim to acquire – in a rigorous academic context – a greater understanding of the language, its literature and of Welsh culture in general.

Successful applicants whose first language is not Welsh will have the opportunity to take Welsh lessons.

Applicants with equivalent qualifications or experience and applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for more information.

For students whose first language is not Welsh/English an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Months of entry


Course content

It is entirely possible to study with us through the medium of English or Welsh.

Our MA in Welsh: Language and Literature (MA Cymraeg: Iaith a Llenyddiaeth) offers you an exciting opportunity to study various aspects of the language and its literature through the medium of Welsh or English – from the early heroic poetry of Aneirin to 21st-century literature in translation. You are encouraged to complement this with opportunities to learn Welsh within the vibrant environment of Bangor University and the wider community where the language can experienced as a living entity.

Within the flexible course framework, we can tailor the contents to suit your individual interests and you will be supervised by specialists in their different academic fields.

Through a series of short essays you will get an opportunity to extend your interests – this represents a total of 120 credits – and in a 20,000 word dissertation which equates to 60 credits you will get to grips with a specialist topic which truly excites you intellectually.

The rich resources relating to Wales and the Welsh language housed in Shankland Library will be at your disposal together with the outstanding facilities offered by the Archives and Special Collections at Bangor University.

You can follow this course on a 1 year full-time basis or a part-time 2 year basis. Added to that, the scheme is suitable for applicants with a degree qualification in a relevant subject.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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