PhD in Cymraeg

For over a century the Department of Welsh at Aberystwyth has been an internationally renowned centre of research. The expertise of its 8 teaching members spans all areas and periods of Welsh literature and language as well as Celtic Studies. We offer tuition and supervision for research students (MPhil or PhD), and we welcome applications from well-qualified candidates.

The Department of Welsh is situated in the Parry-Williams Building, near the University’s Hugh Owen Library with it’s outstanding Welsh and Celtic collections. Close at hand is the National Library of Wales, one of the few copyright libraries in Britain. Its manuscript and archival holdings in particular are a prime resource for Welsh scholars.

The University has a lively postgraduate scene: regular research seminars are held in the Department of Welsh and in other departments, and students may also attend seminars in the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. There are ample opportunities to gain fluency in Welsh, and to practise Irish, Breton and Scottish Gaelic with other graduates and undergraduates in informal groups.

Please visit the PhD in Cymraeg website

Entry Requirements

  • Entry Requirements 2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent
  • English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent
  • Other Requirements Applicants should submit a full research proposal at the point of application.


This programme is self-funded.

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