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Language Provision:
Modern Welsh

The following Institutions support Modern Welsh

Institution

Name of Institution

 Aberdeen University  

Department

 Celtic 

Website of Department

 www.abdn.ac.uk/celtic 

Description

As well as the academic study of Celtic languages and cultures, Celtic at Aberdeen also presents Gaelic-related development programmes in the Highlands and Islands, providing courses which combine both academic and contemporary elements. Both language and literature courses are taught in Modern Irish, Earlier Irish and Scottish Gaelic. Modern Irish may be studied as a minor element of a degree, and Earlier Irish may be selected as a full or minor element of a degree, and at postgraduate Masters and doctoral level. Scottish Gaelic may be studied at all levels. Modern Welsh language is offered as a minor degree element.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Aberystwyth  

Department

 Y Gymraeg / Welsh 

Website of Department

 www.aber.ac.uk/cymraeg 

Description

The department of Welsh at Aberystwyth offers a single honours degree scheme in Celtic Studies, which offers students the opportunity to study Irish as well as Welsh, and Scottish Gaelic and Breton may also be selected as options.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Catholic University of Lublin  

Department

 Department of English (Celtic section within this dept) 

Website of Department

 www.kul.lublin.pl/admin/dwz/uk/lectures/english.pdf 

Description

 More Information

Name of Institution

 Mary Immaculate College Limerick  

Department

  

Website of Department

 www.mic.ul.ie/courses/ba5.htm 

Description

A degree in Irish is offered at Mary Immaculate College, which leads to a teaching qualification. Studies in Irish are based on Irish language and literature, and cultural studies. Furthermore, students gain an insight into Irish drama. Emphasis is also placed on Welsh language and literature studies. Students may continue with Irish studies at Masters level.  More Information

 

Name of Institution

 Moscow State University  

Department

 Germanic Linguistics Department 

Website of Department

 www.msu.ru/english/info/struct/facult/philol.html 

Description

Modern Breton, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish are taught at ab initio level.
Earlier Irish language and literature are taught. In addition, Gaulish language is offered.  More Information

Name of Institution

 National University of Ireland, Galway  

Department

 Irish  

Website of Department

 www.nuigalway.ie/an_ghaeilge_san_ollscoil/ 

Description

The National University of Ireland Galway provides a range of primary, Masters and Phd degrees in Irish language and literature. At primary degree level modules are available in Scottish Gaelic, Old Irish, Welsh, and Breton. It is also possible to study a variety of degrees in the university through the medium of the Irish language.  More Information

Name of Institution

 National University of Ireland (Maynooth)

Department

 Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge 

Website of Department

  

Description

Language and literature classes are offered in Scottish Gaelic, Modern and Earlier Welsh, and in Modern and Earlier Irish. Old and Modern Irish may be studied at degree, Masters and PhD level, whilst Scottish Gaelic, Modern and Earlier Welsh may be studied as minor elements of a degree.  More Information 

Name of Institution

 Oslo University  

Department

 Department of Linguistics 

Website of Department

 www.hf.uio.no/ilf/english/index.html 

Description

Within the Department of Linguistics Bachelor and Masters degrees may be taken in Celtic and Irish studies. Modern and Earlier Irish language and literature are taught. Manx and Scottish Gaelic language are also taught. Research groups focus on linguistic research related to different languages, i9ncluding Celtic.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Queen's University Belfast  

Department

 Language Centre 

Website of Department

 www.qub.ac.uk/lc/ 

Description

The Department of Irish and Celtic emphasises the teaching of Modern Irish throughout the degree scheme. Modules in Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Cornish may also be selected as options. Similarly, a wide range of subjects is also offered at Masters Degree level, and students may progress to doctoral research.  More Information

Name of Institution

 RENNES 2  

Department

 Breton et Celtique 

Website of Department

  

Description

Celtic Studies is taught within the department of Breton and Celtic Studies. Degree students of Breton may take modules in Welsh and Irish from first to third year of their degree. Modern Breton, Welsh and Irish may be studied at ab initio level. Courses in these languages vary from grammatical and oral, to literature studies. A Masters degree is also taught which offers students a range of modules in Breton.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Studienhaus für keltische Sprachen und Kultur (SKSK)  

Department

  

Website of Department

 www.sksk.de 

Description

Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton are offered. SKSK also provides information on various universities in Germany where Celtic is offered. Apart from within the universities, Irish classes are offered at institutes such as adult education centres in cities throughout Germany.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Universität Bonn  

Department

 Sprachwissenschaftliches Insti 

Website of Department

 www.sprachwissenschaft.uni-bon 

Description

Students may take a degree in Celtic within the Celtic department. Language and literature courses are offered in Modern and Earlier Irish, Modern and Earlier Welsh, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Breton and Cornish.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Universität Mannheim  

Department

 Anglistische Linguistik 

Website of Department

  

Description

A range of Celtic language courses are taught and are offered at ab initio level. These consist of Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Modern Welsh, Cornish and Modern Irish language.
Modern Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic and Modern Welsh may be studied as a minor element of a primary degree. Cornish is offered intermittently.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University College Dublin  

Department

 Celtic Studies 

Website of Department

 www.ucd.ie/celtic/ 

Description

A degree in Celtic Studies provides students with an understanding of a range of aspects of Celtic languages and civilisations and of Irish culture as represented in language, history, folklore and archaeology. The BA programme in Celtic Studies allows students to take modules in both Early and Modern Irish, and in Welsh.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Dublin (TCD)  

Department

 Irish 

Website of Department

 www.tcd.ie/Irish/ 

Description

Early and Modern Irish are taught as two separate subjects in the School. These courses provide students with a grounding in the critical study of the language, literature and culture of Ireland and Gaelic Scotland. Students are introduced to the basic skills of linguistic and literary analysis as well as to the elements of social history, palaeography and comparative philology. The course in Early Irish includes study of the Celtic and Indo-European relationships of the Irish language and offers Modern and Middle Welsh studies. The Modern Component provides a course in Scottish Gaelic. Research students may read for an M.Litt.or a PhD.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Glamorgan  

Department

 Humanities 

Website of Department

 welshpages.glam.ac.uk 

Description

The Welsh degree programme seeks to equip students with a range of Welsh language skills which will allow them to attain a professional standard, suitable within a whole range of business and administrative contexts. Students can create a programme that combines the study of the Welsh language with the study of the history, society and culture of Wales.  More Information

Name of Institution

 Universität Hamburg 

Department

 Institut für Allgm. und Angewa 

Website of Department

  

Description

A range of Celtic languages are taught; Modern Irish and Earlier Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Modern Welsh, and Modern Breton language. Celtic is not established as a subject on its own but can only be studied in the framework of other subjects, for example within Phonetics or Indo-Germanic studies.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Oxford  

Department

 Medieval and Modern Languages 

Website of Department

 www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk 

Contact Name

Celtic may be studied at undergraduate level with another language or along with another subject. The course is designed to be manageable for beginners and to allow students to concentrate either on Irish or Welsh, or to study both together. The main teaching on the language side focuses on Welsh. The range of options for the second and final degree years is more extensive on the medieval side. Medieval Irish and Welsh may also be studied together so as to offer a grounding in the two main medieval Celtic literatures.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Uppsala  

Department

 English 

Website of Department

 www.engelska.uu.se 
Description The Department of English Studies includes a Celtic Section, which aims to give students a comprehensive understanding of the other indigenous languages and cultures of the British Isles. There are currently three major courses of study: Old and Middle Irish, Modern Irish, and Welsh, each of which may be continued to doctoral level. A course in Scottish Gaelic is also offered. Breton is offered intermittently.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Utrecht  

Department

 Celtic 

Website of Department

 www.let.uu.nl/keltisch/ 

Description

It is possible to take a Bachelors degree in Celtic languages and cultures.
Modern Irish and Modern Welsh language are taught and both are offered at ab initio level. Earlier Irish and Earlier Welsh language and literature are offered, and Earlier Irish and Earlier Welsh may be studied at ab initio level. Modern Irish and Modern Welsh can be taken as a minor element of a degree and Earlier Irish and Earlier Welsh may be studied at postgraduate Masters level. Research interests within the department include Medieval Irish and Welsh literature.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies  

Department

 (Research Centre) 

Website of Department

 www.aber.ac.uk/canolfangeltaidd/s/cyflwyniad.html 

Description

  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Wales, Bangor  

Department

  

Website of Department

 www.bangor.ac.uk/adran_cymraeg/library/english/index.htm 

Description

The Welsh department offers various courses through the medium of Welsh. Canolfan Bedwyr offers a number of Welsh-medium courses for those who wish to improve their written and spoken Welsh. The Department of Lifelong Learning offers Welsh courses at all levels.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Wales, Cardiff  

Department

 Department of Welsh 

Website of Department

 www.cardiff.ac.uk/cymraeg 

Description

As well as providing an undergraduate degree in Welsh, the University of Wales also offers modules in Welsh language, literature and history within the Business, and English, Communication and Philosophy departments. Language options for Welsh include the sociology of Welsh and topics relating to linguistic variation. The content of the literary options encompasses the early, medieval and modern periods.  More Information

Name of Institution

 University of Wales, Lampeter  

Department

 Department of Welsh 

Website of Department

 http://welsh.lamp.ac.uk/Department/English/ 

Description

 The broad Celtic dimension of Welsh Studies is evident in the optional modular courses in Irish and Breton accommodated by the degree scheme. As well as work in Welsh language, modules are offered in Welsh literature and history.  More Information

 

Name of Institution

 University of Wales, Swansea

Department

 

Website of Department

  

Description

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Name of Institution

 Uniwersytetim A. Mickiewicza (Poznan)

Department

 Dziekanat Wydzialu Neofilologi 

Website of Department

  

Description

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