PhD

Welsh

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:36 months
Foreign:$ 4.58k / 1 Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1812

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Description

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The School of Welsh is well-known for its academic research and is one of the leading centres for Celtic Studies research in the UK. The research interests of our staff are varied and include the Welsh language, Welsh literature, creative and critical writing as well as the social and international aspects of language planning. The originality and rigour of our research make the School of Welsh at Cardiff a popular choice for those interested in postgraduate study.

Special Features:
* Annual series of research seminars and conferences


* Opportunities to teach in the School and the Welsh Language Teaching Centre (Welsh for Adults)


* Collaborative research with several North American and European institutions, for instance in Canada and Ireland


* Close links with the Welsh Language Board and other national institutions including the National History Museum, St. Fagans.

Contents

Research Areas:
* Welsh literature (medieval, renaissance, modern)


* Literary and critical theory


* Sociolinguistics (including Patagonia and Ireland)


* Language planning and policy


* Religion and popular culture


* Textual transmission: oral and written


* Welsh American Studies


* Second language acquisition/Welsh for adults


* Creative Writing

Note: Research can be undertaken through the medium of Welsh or English

Requirements

Suitable for graduates in Welsh or other Humanities and Social Science subjects. Students who have not completed an MA or a research methods training course normally follow the research skills module of the taught MA while preparing for their MPhil/PhD thesis.

A 1st or an upper 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent, is required.

Candidates who wish to submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation in Welsh, and who have not graduated in Welsh, must satisfy the School as to the standard of their written and oral skills in the language.

The School of Welsh also welcomes applications from UK or overseas non-Welsh speaking students who wish to study and submit their MPhil or PhD dissertation through the medium of English.

If English is not the candidates first language, and they wish to study through the medium of English, they will be required to demonstrate oral and written fluency before being accepted on to the programme. A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) is required.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

For information on funding and scholarship opportunities available at Cardiff University please see our funding and scholarship search:

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