Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Welsh History (Research)

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Course summary

Students can chose any subject from all areas and periods of Welsh literature and language as well as Celtic studies. They have the opportunity to study the Welsh language and to practise Irish, Breton and Scottish Gaelic languages. Recent research includes: personal names of men in Wales, Cornwall and Brittany, 400-1400 AD; masculinity and medieval Welsh literature; costume in medieval literature c1100-c1600; the early poetry of Guto'r Glyn; the Red Bandits of Mawddwy in folklore and literature; the poetry of Lewis Morris; the Lleifior novels of Islwyn Ffowc Ellis; aspects of the novels of Marion Eames; the contribution of Myrddin ap Dafydd as a cultural figure.

Course details


40 credits of research training

Assessment method

Doctoral thesis plus viva voce examination.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.1) preferably in the Welsh language or a kindred subject. In addition, a Master's degree is required for the PhD.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500* Year 1
Scotland £4500* Year 1
Wales £4500* Year 1
Channel Islands £4500* Year 1
EU £15600 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The Postgraduate Research tuition fee for Home students is yet to be confirmed and is subject to pending increase. The above Home tuition fee is for full-time study in 2021-2022 only. Tuition fees are charged in each year of study. If the course is studied on a part-time basis, then the tuition fees are half the full-time fee in the first year. The tuition fee for subsequent years of the course will be subject to increase in line with the fees for that academic session. Similarly if the course is interrupted for any reason. Further details can be found at https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/study-with-us/fees/postgrad/fees/2022-23/
Welsh History at Aberystwyth University - UCAS