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Celtic StudiesPenglais Campus
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Location: Penglais Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/21
Duration: 36 months
Intl fees: £14700
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Aberystwyth University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies has a vibrant community of home and international students, which makes us the largest Welsh and Celtic graduate school in the UK. Students are drawn by our world-class reputation as a centre for research and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) we maintained our reputation for academic publications that are considered internationally excellent' and world-leading'.Aberystwyth's international reputation as a research centre for Welsh and Celtic scholars is supported by its facilities. Our postgraduate study room is stocked with a broad range of dictionaries, reference books, journals and periodicals. You will also have access to the Department's own research library, the Thomas Jones Collection, as well as the outstanding holdings of the University's own Hugh Owen Library. The National Library of Wales, with its unrivalled collections of manuscripts, archives, printed material and sound and moving image archive, is only a five-minute walk from the Department.Candidates should have a good initial degree in a Celtic language or a cognate subject. Please contact us for more information on scholarships for home and international students. The Department is part of the Institute of Arts & Humanities (IHA). Our graduates also benefit from this wider intellectual community as well as the collaborative research venture between Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities: The Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies(IMEMS). Regular research seminars and public lectures are also organised by neighbouring institutions: The University of Wales Centre for Welsh and Celtic Studies and the National Library of Wales.
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A 2i Bachelors Honours degree in a related subject plus a Masters degree (either obtained or in prospect)
IELTS: 7.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each component)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Aberystwyth University.
About this university
There is plenty of help and assistance for students travelling from outside the UK to study at Aberystwyth. There is information arranged by country on the website to help with the application process then there are also student exchange programs such as the Erasmus program that the university takes part in. The International Student Support is available once students are in Wales to help with a range of matters from immigration and visas, to living in the UK, finding accommodation and basic matters such as banking and health care issues. The students union is the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as providing help and guidance for students, organising the clubs and societies and also organising regular events. The union operates an Advice Centre to help support students in their daily life as well as represent them in the event of a problem. It also operates a coffee shop and eating place, a student shop and a number of places to get together with friends, relax and study together. There are a vast number of clubs and sports on offer so there is something for all tastes. There are sports clubs such as the archery club or the mountaineering club as well as traditional team sports including football and hockey. Even people interest in martial arts or cheerleading can find a club that suits them. Societies rang interests, faiths, cultures and other subjects from photography and student media groups to the African Caribbean Society and the art society. Students can also give something back to the larger community by getting involved with volunteering and charity work as well as developing new skills while doing this.