Swansea University - Postgraduate


There is a lively postgraduate community at CREW

Postgraduate students benefit from an informal atmosphere and are encouraged to participate in the research culture of the Centre.  The most recent of the external examiner’s reports on CREW postgraduate programme notes that some of the material was of ‘near publishable’ standard, that scholarly feedback had been ‘hugely informative’; and that overall there was a rare feeling of ‘participating in the making of a subject.’      

CREW runs an MA in Modern Welsh Writing in English and a full PhD Programme.

Postgraduates benefit from the Centre’s ongoing research activities including:

  • Regular Research Seminars given by guest speakers.
  • Opportunities for publishing original research in the Yearbook for Welsh Writing in English, the leading academic journal in the field, with which the Centre has close associations.
  • The occasional provision of bursaries for postgraduate work.
  •  A programme of visits by contemporary writers (in collaboration with Creative Writing): Christopher Meredith, Emyr Humphreys, Gillian Clarke, Jeremy Hooker, Menna Elfyn and others have visited in recent years.
  • Collaboration with the department of Welsh, to enable students, if they so wish, to integrate the study of the two literatures if modern Wales.
  • Participation, through the video-network, in discussions involving specialists from other centres of study in this field.
  • Participation in the activities of the Association for Welsh Writing in English, the body that oversees a range of scholarly activities, including three major series of publications.

Click here for recent publications by CREW Postgraduates and Research Associates

MA in Modern Welsh Writing in English:
Convenor, Professor M. Wynn Thomas

At least three of the following courses are available each year. 

Dylan Thomas and the Idea of Welsh Writing in English
Locating Wales: Comparative Perspectives
Women Writing Modern Wales
‘American Wales’: Writing the Transatlantic
Welsh Identities: Literature and Nationhood