Early Celtic Studies (MA)

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  • Objectives
    To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research, academia, heritage, museums, contract work and consultancy.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:
    Suitable for graduates in Archaeology and History and relevant disciplines in the humanities.

    1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject.
  • Academic title
    Early Celtic Studies (MA)
  • Course description
    Course Description:
    The MA in Early Celtic Studies is designed to introduce students to aspects of the Celtic World through archaeological, historical, literary and mythological sources. The degree offers students the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of people to whom the term Celtic has been applied, from the earliest European evidence through to the historical and literary evidence of early medieval Britain.

    Cardiff's location in western Britain makes it geographically central to much of the material under discussion. The specialist library facilities are strong on the subject.

    The course is taught through the medium of English though there are many opportunities to learn Welsh – a living and vibrant Celtic language. Staff are specialists in the field and students are given a closely supervised introduction to the sources. Students are taught in small groups and are expected to contribute to seminar leading.

    The MA in Early Celtic Studies is an interdisciplinary degree which is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds. All students take a series of core modules which aim to develop research skills, an understanding of the various kinds of source material, and methods of written and oral presentation appropriate to the subject. These core courses are run in conjunction with other MA and MSc degrees in the School of History and Archaeology and the School of Welsh, and are partly tailored to the literary, historical or archaeological backgrounds of individual students.

    Special Features:
    -Concentrated study of Celtic world.
    -Literary, historical and archaeological approaches.
    -Opportunities for inter-disciplinary approaches.
    -Expert supervision of dissertation topics.

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