PhD Cymraeg

Cymraeg

Am ganrif a mwy mae Adran y Gymraeg Aberystwyth wedi bod yn ganolfan ymchwil o fri rhyngwladol. Mae arbenigedd ei 12 aelod o staff dysgu yn rhychwantu pob maes a chyfnod yn iaith a llenyddiaeth Cymru yn ogystal ag Astudiaethau Celtaidd. Rydym yn cynnig hyfforddiant a goruchwyliaeth i fyfyrwyr ymchwil (MPhil neu PhD), ac rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan fyfyrwyr sydd â chymwysterau da.

English

For over a century the Department of Welsh at Aberystwyth has been an internationally renowned centre of research. The expertise of its 12 teaching members spans all areas and periods of Welsh literature and language as well as Celtic Studies. We offer tuition and supervision for research students (MPhil or PhD), and we welcome applications from well-qualified candidates.

Key Facts

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Mae Adran y Gymraeg wedi'i lleoli yn yr Hen Goleg ar lan y môr. Mae'r prif gampws, hanner milltir i ffwrdd, yn gartref i Lyfrgell Hugh Owen sydd â chasgliadau Cymraeg a Cheltaidd arbennig. Gerllaw mae Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, un o'r llyfrgelloedd hawlfraint prin ym Mhrydain. Mae ei llawysgrifau a'i harchifau yn brif adnodd i ysgolheigion Cymru.

Mae gan y Brifysgol ddiwylliant uwchraddedig bywiog: cynhelir seminarau ymchwil rheolaidd yn Adran y Gymraeg ac mewn adrannau eraill, a gall y myfyrwyr hefyd fynd i seminarau yn y Ganolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd. Mae digonedd o gyfleodd ar gael i ddatblygu rhuglder yn y Gymraeg ac i ymarfer Gwyddeleg, Llydaweg a Gaeleg yr Alban gyda graddedigion ac israddedigion eraill mewn grwpiau anffurfiol.

English

The Department of Welsh is situated in the atmospheric Old College on the seafront. The main campus, half a mile away, houses the University's Hugh Owen Library with its outstanding Welsh and Celtic collections. Close at hand is the National Library of Wales, one of the few copyright libraries in Britain. Its manuscript and archival holdings in particular are a prime resource for Welsh scholars.

The University has a lively postgraduate scene: regular research seminars are held in the Department of Welsh and in other departments, and students may also attend seminars in the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. There are ample opportunities to gain fluency in Welsh, and to practise Irish, Breton and Scottish Gaelic with other graduates and undergraduates in informal groups.

Overview

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Ar gyfer y graddau hyn gellir dewis unrhyw bwnc o holl faes llenyddiaeth ac iaith Gymraeg. Mae ymchwilwyr yn y blynyddoedd diweddar wedi gweithio ar bynciau mor amrywiol ag: enwau personol dynion yng Nghymru, Cernyw a Llydaw, 400-1400AD; gwrywdod a llenyddiaeth Gymraeg o'r oesoedd canol; gwisgoedd mewn llenyddiaeth ganoloesol c1100-c1600; canu cynnar Guto’r Glyn; llên gwerin Gwylliaid Cochion Mawddwy; barddoniaeth Lewis Morris; nofelau Lleifior Islwyn Ffowc Ellis; agweddau ar nofelau Marion Eames; a chyfraniad Myrddin ap Dafydd fel ffigwr diwylliannol. Gall myfyrwyr dynnu ar yr amrediad eang o arbenigedd academaidd a ddarperir gan staff yr Adran yn y Gymraeg ac yn yr ieithoedd Celtaidd eraill.

English

For these degrees any subject may be chosen from the whole field of Welsh language and literature.  Researchers in recent years have worked on topics as varied as: personal names of men in Wales, Cornwall and Brittanny, 400-1400AD; masculinity and medieval Welsh literature; costume in medieval literature c1100-c1600; the early poetry of Guto’r Glyn; the Red Bandits of Mawddwy in folklore and literature; the poetry of Lewis Morris; the Lleifior novels of Islwyn Ffowc Ellis; aspects of the novels of Marion Eames; and the contribution of Myrddin ap Dafydd as a cultural figure.  Students can draw on the very wide range of academic expertise provided by the Department’s staff in both Welsh and other Celtic languages.

Our Staff

All academic staff in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies are research active scholars and experts in their chosen fields of study, including the study of languages and literatures as well as creative writing.

Course Content

Welsh medium modules available

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Year 1 Core (40 Credits) Arts Research Students must take the following centrally provided research training modules

Semester 1

Research Skills And Personal Development PGM0100

Principles Of Research Design PGM0210

Ways Of Reading PGM0410

Semester 2

Research Skills And Personal Development PGM0120

How to Apply

Cymraeg

Gofynion Mynediad

Ar gyfer yr holl gynlluniau astudio rydym fel rheol yn gofyn am radd gyntaf dda (dosbarth cyntaf neu ail ddosbarth uwch); fel rheol mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr ar gyfer graddau MPhil a PhD fod wedi graddio mewn iaith Geltaidd neu bwnc perthynol ac mae'n rhaid iddynt allu darllen Cymraeg yn dda.

English

Entry Requirements

For all schemes of study we normally require a good initial degree (I or IIi); candidates for the MPhil andPhD are generally required to have graduated in a Celtic language or a kindred subject and to have a good reading knowledge of Welsh.

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