Comments about Welsh Ethnological Studies-mewn Astudiaethau Gwerin (MA) - At the institution - Cardiff - Cardiff - Cardiff - Wales
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in heritage industry, teaching, management, the media, language planning, government and research.
1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent is usually required.
Suitable for graduates in Welsh, History, Ethnology, Anthropology and other Humanities/Social Science subjects. Students may take this course through the medium of Welsh or English.
Students who do not speak Welsh are encouraged to attend the School's two-month intensive language course in the summer preceding enrolment.
Welsh Ethnological Studies/mewn Astudiaethau Gwerin (MA)
The course structure is outlined as follows:
A) 2 Core Modules
(i) Ethnographic Research Skills. Assessment: two practical tasks.
(ii) Theoretical Issues in Folklore and Ethnology. Assessment: one 2,000 word essay.
B) Two optional modules assessed by an essay (4,000 words) or essay (3,000 words) and a practical task.
C) A supervised dissertation of not more than 20,000 words.
* Ethnographic Research Skills
* Theoretical Issues in Folklore and Ethnology
* Welsh Identity in Folklore and Popular Culture
* Welsh Folk Narrativ
* Folk Culture
* Identity, Language and Society
* Popular Song in Wales 1660-1860
* Wales and America
Optional modules may sometimes be offered in Semester 1.
* A unique course offered jointly by the School of Welsh and the National History Museum, St Fagans.
* On-site training at the Museum, which has an extensive collection of buildings, material artefacts and documents pertaining to all aspects of Welsh culture. It also houses a notable sound archive, which includes a vast range of recordings reflecting the oral and musical traditions of Wales.
* The opportunity to gain expertise in research methodology
* Field trips to visit heritage institutions in mid and North Wales.