University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Celtic Studies

The course offers students interested in Welsh and Celtic studies the opportunity to study various aspects of the history, literature and cultural heritage of the Celtic regions in their own homes; this multidisciplinary Master's degree allows students to study a wide variety of subjects in the following fields: early and late medieval history and literature, folklore, gender studies, the sociology of language, Arthurian literature, modern literature, religion, monasticism and iconography; in part 1 students are introduced to the study and research methodology skills required to undertake a postgraduate programme and in part 2 students are given the opportunity to research in detail a topic which has particularly appealed to them and write an extended dissertation.

Entry requirements

A 1st class or upper 2nd class undergraduate degree; in addition, enquiries are also welcome from students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience.

Course modules

All years: Core modules: study and research methodology; the Celts; the Mabinogi. Culture pathway: the sociology of the Welsh language; Welsh folk life; medieval pathway: the Celtic Arthur; women in the middle ages (sources from the Celtic regions); spirituality pathway: Celtic otherwords (from the druids to the monastic voyage tale); the female saints of Wales.

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed by a variety of assessment methods: 5,000-word essays, short assignments, linguistic exercises, reports, 20,000-word dissertation.

Fees for 2017

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
MA Distance learning £ 10,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years
PgCert Distance learning - 4 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 4 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 6,667 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lampeter Campus Lampeter SA48 7ED Wales
Distance Learning

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