MA by Research/MPhil: You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience. PhD: You should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject. If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
A research degree in Welsh gives you the chance to pursue a project based around your own passions and interests, leading to a qualification which can open the door to an academic career or boost employment prospects outside academia (in the private sector, the Civil Service, or education).
We have specialities in a number of fields:
• Literature over the centuries
• Creative writing
• Theory of literature
• Translation techniques and technology
• Bilingualism and language planning
• Welsh for Adults and language acquisition
• Language sociology
• Valleys culture
• Drama, film, animation, broadcasting and the digital media in Wales, the United Kingdom and the USA
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Non Vaughan Williams
- +44 (0)1792 205678 (ext. 4815)