Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Four Branches of the Mabinogi i
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assessed Essay  3,000-3,500 words  40%
Semester Assessment Critical response to several articles in the field of study  each no more than 1,000 words  40%
Semester Assessment Textual analysis assignment  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

will have gained an understanding of the nature of the early Welsh narrative tradition.

will have a basic understanding of the make-up of the Four Branches.

will have been introduced to traditional and more contemporary views as to the stylistic and thematic features of the texts.

will have a basic grasp of some of the grammatical and simpler syntactic features of middle Welsh.

will have been introduced to the texts (in the original and in translation), and will be able to recognize and analyse some of their main literary and stylistic features.

Brief description

Introduction of the texts as a whole and a study of some of the major works of scholarship in the field.


Introduction of the texts as a whole and a study of some of the major works of scholarship in the field.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Textual discussion; discussion of scholarly material in seminars.
Improving own Learning and Performance though engagement with lecturer and with others in seminars; through feedback and discussions with lecturer.
Information Technology use of catalogues and assessment of web material.
Personal Development and Career planning personal advice on career goals offered on a on-to-one basis: not assessed.
Problem solving reading texts and interpreting them.
Research skills assessing scholarship in the field; using libraries for printed and manuscript materials;
Subject Specific Skills Middle Welsh language
Team work some work to be tackled jointly: no formal assessment.


This module is at CQFW Level 7