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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUL-22, OCT-22, JAN-23, APR-23, JUL-23

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

A PhD or MPhil in Welsh enables you to undertake a substantial project rooted in your own passions and interests.

It leads to a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia, or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government bodies or the private sector.

The PhD takes three years full-time or six years part-time and the MPhil takes two years full-time or four years part-time.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 adjudged that 100% of the Welsh Department's research work was of a world-class standard or better, and that 69% of the work submitted was of international standard or world-leading. This is the best result among Welsh departments that presented their work individually to the research survey.

Welsh research specialities at Swansea include:

Bilingualism and language planning
Theory of literature
Translation techniques and technology
Literature over the centuries
Welsh for adults and language acquisition
Legal and Social History
Law and Minority Languages
Devolution
Drama, film, animation, broadcasting and digital media

Your project will be agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions are started before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.

Programme Summary

This MPhil in Welsh at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can present a career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 60,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. There will be an opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences.

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,650per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    42nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 8 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 199
    131 71%

    7th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    3rd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    5th

    2

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