All subject areas: Welsh Government Welsh Medium Master's Bursaries

Closing date: As soon as possible

Key Information

*The Welsh Government has confirmed funding for the bursary scheme for academic year 2023/24*

The Welsh Government has confirmed funding for another year to attract Welsh domiciled students to complete their master’s degree through the medium of Welsh. Each bursary is worth £1,000. 

The bursary is available for:

  • Full 180 credit taught master’s degree programmes through the medium of Welsh. The Welsh medium component of the programme must be worth 40 credits or more
  • Welsh-medium qualified master's programmes starting in academic year 2023/24
  • Students from Wales
  • Full-time and part-time courses
  • Students of all ages

Students who choose to study a qualifying course in science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine could also receive an additional bursary of £2,000. Further details are here.

If you are over 60, additional bursary funding may be available. Further details are here.

This funding is in addition to the postgraduate funding scheme in place for Welsh students in academic year 2023/24.


In principle, all of the University's taught master's courses are eligible for this bursary as long as a student can study an element through the medium of Welsh. Many departments within the University are currently developing and offering Welsh-medium or bilingual modules within their courses, so you need to discuss the possibilities with the appropriate Program Director. A student may study a module (s) through the medium of Welsh or submit their master's level dissertation in Welsh in order to gain eligibility for this bursary.

Note: Students funded by other government funding such as Social Care Wales, NHS/HEIW, DHSSPS or Research Councils (KESS II) will not be eligible.

Subjects where support for study through the medium of Welsh could be secured through work in Part 2 of the degree include:

Business Studies

  • MSc Management
  • MSc Management (Business Analytics)
  • MSc Management (Enterprise and Innovation)
  • MSc Management (Finance)
  • MSc Management (Human Resource Management)
  • MSc Management (International Management)
  • MSc Management (Marketing)
  • MSc Management (Operations and Supply Management)


  • MA English Literature
  • MA Welsh Writing in English
  • MA Creative Writing


  • MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change
  • MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change
  • MSc Society, Environment and Global Change


  • MA History
  • MA Modern History
  • MA Public History and Heritage


  • LLM Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting

Media Studies and Communication

  • MA Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations 
  • MA Digital Media

Medicine, Genetics and Biochemistry

  • MSc Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Clinical Microbiology)
  • MSc Clinical Science (Medical Physics)
  • MSc Diabetes Practice
  • MSc Genomic Medicine
  • MSc Health Data Science
  • MSc Health Informatics
  • MSc Medical Education
  • MSc Medical Radiation Physics
  • MSc Nanomedicine
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies

Modern Languages and Translation

  • MA Professional Translation

Social Work

  • MSc Social Work


  • MA Professional Translation


Each bursary is worth £1,000. The bursary will be paid after the applicant has completed 40 credits of the course through the medium of Welsh.

How to Apply

Bursaries will automatically be awarded on a 'first come. first served basis' to students who accept an offer to study an eligible master's course at Swansea University. You do not need to make a separate application for this funding.

To be considered for a bursary, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for an eligible master's course starting at Swansea University in academic year 2023/24.
  2. Formally accept your offer of study.
  3. Send a message to stating your intention to study 40 credits of your course through the medium of Welsh stating your name and choice of course. You should state how you anticipate you will achieve the 40 credits, e.g. by studying specific modules in Part 1, or by submitting your dissertation or Part 2 project through the medium of Welsh.

For further details contact

Please note, there is not a formal application process for this bursary scheme. The Admissions Office will contact potentially eligible candidates with further information.