Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Medieval Welsh Literature

By studying the central canon of Welsh texts students develop a sound knowledge of the language, culture and thought of the Middle and Medieval periods in Wales. Students read and appreciate the most important of Middle Welsh texts in the original language, and they discuss the narrative techniques, characterisation, themes and structure of these tremendously important texts. Students also encounter important texts from neighbouring cultures and traditions, such as Anglo-Saxon, Irish and Late Latin, so that they fully contextualise the central literary artefacts of their study.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.2 with final average of at least 56.5%) or equivalent in a related discipline. For non-UK students, IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 93 (internet based) where applicable.

Course modules

Modules include: Welsh language 1 and 2; the 4 Branches of the Mabinogi (1 and 2).

Assessment methods

120 taught credits coupled with a 60 credit Masters dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies
Telephone number: 
01970 622137