Research course

Welsh/Cymraeg

Institution
Swansea University · Academi Hywel Teifi
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

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 Master’s degree in a related subject.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

A PhD or MPhil in Welsh enables you to undertake a substantial project rooted in your own passions and interests.

It leads to a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia, or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government bodies or the private sector.

The PhD takes three years full-time or six years part-time and the MPhil takes two years full-time or four years part-time.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 adjudged that 100% of the Welsh Department's research work was of a world-class standard or better, and that 69% of the work submitted was of international standard or world-leading. This is the best result among Welsh departments that presented their work individually to the research survey.

Welsh research specialities at Swansea include:

Bilingualism and language planning
Theory of literature
Translation techniques and technology
Literature over the centuries
Welsh for adults and language acquisition
Legal and Social History
Law and Minority Languages
Devolution
Drama, film, animation, broadcasting and digital media
Your project will be agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions are started before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.

You will be closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of the project. This takes the form of fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals thereafter.

You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Welsh, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.

You may also have the chance to teach undergraduate tutorials and seminars from the second year, for which you receive training and payment. Financial support is also provided (subject to approval) for attending conferences or conducting research away from Swansea.

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

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Swansea University Postgraduate
Email
study@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295358