Taught course

Welsh Writing in English

Institution
Swansea University · Department of English Language and Literature
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in English or a relevant discipline, normally an upper second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Modern Welsh Writing in English is a uniquely compelling programme exploring the emergence of English language and literature within Wales.

Teaching is led by the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW), and stimulating modules address the political, gendered and literary dimensions of literature in Wales.

You can select modules from other specialist MAs such as the MA in English Literature and the MA in Creative Writing, as well as literature modules from other MA programmes taught in the College of Arts and Humanities.

A 60-credit dissertation project in the second part of the course will concentrate on a topic of your choice.

WHY WELSH WRITING IN ENGLISH AT SWANSEA?
The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our inspirational Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.

Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.

It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development, and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

YOUR WELSH WRITING IN ENGLISH EXPERIENCE
You study a set number of optional 20-credit modules, before undertaking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing in the second part of the course.

Varied modules include Welsh identities, Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English, Women Writing In Modern Wales, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, gender and culture, and James Joyce and literary theory.

Drama writing is a particular teaching strength, and contains the relatively new and unexplored field of Dramaturgy.

WELSH WRITING IN ENGLISH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
You will develop impressive transferable skills around research, writing and speaking, as you build confidence in presenting your ideas in different ways.

Graduates from this course enter a range of creative industries including publishing, broadcasting, marketing and advertising. They also undertake research degrees and pursue a career in academia.

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

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