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Celtic Studies, PhD, MPhil

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Bangor, United Kingdom
The PhD programmes are usually 3 years of full-time study with a 60,000 to 100,000 word thesis being submitted at the end of the third year. The Celtic Studies programme is offered at Bangor University.
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  • It is entirely possible to study with us through the medium of English or Welsh.
  • An MPhil allows for one full academic year of research, leading to a dissertation of up to 30,000 words. You are free to pursue your own course of research, decided upon in consultation with your academic advisor, who will supervise your work. We also offer an MPhil in Creative Writing that gives the student the opportunity to submit their own creative work towards their postgraduate degree.
  • The PhD programmes are usually 3 years of full time study with a 60,000 to 100,000 word thesis being submitted at the end of the third year.Recent PhD's have been completed in fields covering the whole range of Welsh-language literature, from the early Middle Ages to the work of living authors, on fields as diverse as popular culture, feminist studies and the editing of eighteenth-century Interludes. Welsh-language research is of coruse not limited to the geography of Great Britain, and Bangor has produced much important research into the literature of the Welsh-speaking Americas. The Celtic Studies are offered at Bangor University.
  • The Celtic Studies programme is offered at Bangor University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The University will accept applications throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Duration: PhD: 2 to 3 years full-time or 5 to 6 years part-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time or 4-5 years part-time.

    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Graduate Student Exchange: Harvard University.

Bangor University's School of Welsh runs an exchange programme with Harvard University's Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, enabling students from each institution to spend a semester studying at the other. Harvard is recognised as one of the leading educational establishments in the world, and in addition to world-leading research facilities in most areas of the Humanities, its libraries contain outstanding collections of Welsh and Welsh-language materials.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Please contact the School for information on entry requirements for this course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bangor

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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