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Welsh and Celtic Studies

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Why Study Welsh and Celtic Studies?

The School of Welsh and Celtic Studies is one of the oldest at Bangor University, and since its establishment in 1889 its contribution to the literary and cultural life of Wales has been crucial.

Our honours degrees offer a wealth of valuable experience whether you wish to study courses relating to Welsh as a subject, or the fields of theatre, journalism or the media. Different aspects of these areas may be combined if you wish to follow courses in order to pursue an academic path or a combination of the academic and vocational.

You will be taught by staff who research regularly, and publish books and articles. Our current staff include Professors Jason Walford Davies and Gerwyn Wiliams, and Angharad Price and Jerry Hunter both of whom have won the Prose Medal as well as the Book of the Year award. The School is led by Peredur Lynch, the strict metre poet and well-known Eisteddfod adjudicator.

Top in UK

for overall Student Satisfaction

Celtic Studies NSS 2021

Top 10 in the UK

for Research Intensity and Research Quality within its subject area (Celtic Studies)

The Complete University Guide 2022

1st in the UK

for Graduate Prospects within its subject area (Celtic Studies)

The Complete University Guide 2022

There is a wide variety of modules available and all the staff are really friendly and supportive. 

Our Research in Welsh and Celtic Studies

The School of Welsh and Celtic Studies has research specialisms in all major areas of Welsh literature. Staff members also include some of the most prominent writers and poets in contemporary Wales such as Dr Angharad Price, Dr Jason Walford Davies, Professor Jerry Hunter and Professor Gerwyn Wiliams. We work closely with other academic Schools in the University, e.g. with History and Welsh History in the field of Celtic Studies and with Modern Languages in the fields of translation studies and comparative literature.

The main aim of our research is to place Welsh literature in new intellectual contexts. At Bangor, the objective remains to study Welsh literature not as remnants of a 'Celtic' past but as a manifestation of a viable literature that belongs to the modern world.

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