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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Creative Arts & Design

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Welsh Writing in English course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    22 July 2019

The MA in Modern Welsh Writing in English is a uniquely compelling programme exploring the emergence of English language and literature within Wales. 

Teaching is led by the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW), and stimulating modules address the political, gendered and literary dimensions of literature in Wales.

You can select modules from other specialist MAs such as the MA in English Literature and the MA in Creative Writing, as well as literature modules from other MA programmes taught in the College of Arts and Humanities.

A 60-credit dissertation project in the second part of the course will concentrate on a topic of your choice.

Why Welsh Writing in English at Swansea?

The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our inspirational Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.

Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study. 

It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development, and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

Your Welsh Writing in English experience

You study a set number of optional 20-credit modules, before undertaking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing in the second part of the Welsh Writing in English course.

Varied modules include Welsh identities, Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English, Women Writing In Modern Wales, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, gender and culture, and James Joyce and literary theory. 

Drama writing is a particular teaching strength, and contains the relatively new and unexplored field of Dramaturgy.

Welsh Writing in English employment opportunities

You will develop impressive transferable skills around research, writing and speaking, as you build confidence in presenting your ideas in different ways.

Welsh Writing in English graduates enter a range of creative industries including publishing, broadcasting, marketing and advertising. They also undertake research degrees and pursue a career in academia.

Welsh Writing in English modules

You study a set number of 20-credit modules before undertaking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing. 

Modules on the Welsh Writing in English may include:

  • Practising Ideas: Advanced Research Skills in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
  • Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood
  • Gender, Genre and the Nation: Women Writing Modern Wales
  • Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English
  • Being Greek under Rome: Greek literature and culture in the Imperial Period
  • Romance Refracted and novels renewed
  • Narrative genres and theory
  • Explorers, Travel and Geography in the Ancient World
  • Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity
  • The Romantic Sublime
  • Long Fiction 1
  • Genre: Writing for the Stage
  • Poetry 1 and 2
  • Art of The Short Story
  • Writing Radio Drama
  • Angela Carter
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • James Joyce and Literary Theory
  • Neo-Victorian Mutinies: Gender & Racial Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction (& Film)
  • Discovering Old English
  • The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
  • After Macbeth: Stage and Screen Adaptation
  • Was Eve Framed? Theorising the Medieval Walled Garden
  • Fiction and Power: The European Political Novel from Kafka to Kundera
  • Gender and Culture: An introduction
  • Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • Gender in Contemporary European Culture
  • Screenwriting

How you're taught on the Welsh Writing in English course

The full-time Welsh Writing in English course comprises three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer. There are three core modules and three optional modules.

The dissertation component draws on issues and themes developed throughout the year, or emerges from a topic of the student's proposing.

Part-time study is also available.

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Visit the Welsh Writing in English MA page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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