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Welsh Ethnological Studies-mewn Astudiaethau Gwerin (MA)

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  • Objectives
    To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in heritage industry, teaching, management, the media, language planning, government and research.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:

    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.
  • Academic Title
    Welsh Ethnological Studies/mewn Astudiaethau Gwerin (MA)
  • Course description
    Course Description:

    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.

    Semester 1

        * Ethnographic Research Skills
        * Theoretical Issues in Folklore and Ethnology

    Semester 2                              

        *  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.

    Special Features:

        * 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.

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