MA Welsh Writing in English

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.1

Course Overview


The MA in Welsh Writing in English offers an exciting array of modules from the traditional core of English studies in the context of contemporary approaches to the subject.

Key Features

The MA allows you to range widely across English studies rather than confine yourself to a narrow field and draws on the individual research expertise of members of staff.

From the student’s point of view the MA is openly structured. You define your own pathway through the Department’s MA provision. This means that as well as choosing modules from the MA in English, you can select modules in any combination from the other specialist MAs offered by the Department, such as the MA in Welsh Writing in English and the MA in Gender and Culture.

You develop your dissertation project on a topic of your own choosing in consultation with a supervisor.

The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EN-M41Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Practice in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
EN-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Practising Ideas: Advanced Research Skills in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
Optional Modules
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select exactly 4 modules from the list below. Please ensure you have an equal number of modules/modules in each semester

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Being Greek under Rome: Greek literature and culture in the Imperial Period
CL-M49Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Romance Refracted and novels renewed
CL-M50Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Narrative genres and theory
CL-M76Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Explorers, Travel and Geography in the Ancient World
CL-M78Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity
EN-M07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Romantic Sublime
EN-M42Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood
EN-M44Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Women Writing Modern Wales
EN-M45Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Dylan Thomas and the Idea of Welsh Writing in English
EN-M47Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Unsexed Females: Women Writers and the French Revolution
EN-M49Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Women Writers of the 1940s
EN-M50Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Women Writing India
EN-M67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Angela Carter
EN-M69Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Modernist novel: James Joyce
EN-M70Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Fin Amor and Marriage in the Medieval English Secular Lyric
EN-M74Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Neo-Victorian Mutinies: Gender & Racial Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction (& Film)
EN-M75Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Modernist writing in London, Paris and New York
EN-M76Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
HUPM06Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Word, Metaphor, Allegory: effective models of reality
ML-M00Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Lost in Europe: History, Biography, Ideology through the Short Twentieth Century (1914-89)
ML-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Culture: An introduction
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
ML-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender in Contemporary European Culture


The full-time course comprises three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer. There are three core modules and three optional modules.

The dissertation component draws on issues and themes developed throughout the year, or emerges from a topic of the student's proposing.

Part-time study is also available.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in English or a relevant discipline, normally an upper second or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

How To Apply

Applying Online is the quickest way to apply and receive a decision on your application. You can upload your documents via the online system which will enable us to make a faster decision on your application.

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £5,800 £13,550
MA Part-time £1,950 £4,550

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

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