There is a wealth of opportunities to study through the medium of Welsh at a postgraduate level at Aberystwyth University.  Welsh medium modules are available on professional practice schemes, such as Initial Teacher Training and legal practice, and masters schemes varying from Gaelic to environmental sciences. An increasing number of PhD and MPhil students are undertaking their research through the medium of Welsh and modules in research training and supervision are available in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Masters and Research Scholarships are available from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Read more about some of our Welsh medium research students below:

Research Students

Einion Dafydd
Einion is originally from Aberystwyth, and studied International Politics with German at Aberystwyth University, spending a year studying through the medium of German at Darmstadt, Germany, as part of his degree.  By now, he has completed an MScEcon in European Politics and since 2010 has actively been working on his PhD on how members of the European Parliament participate in processes of political representation.  He is also contributing towards Welsh medium teaching at the Department of International Politics.


Branwen Davies
Branwen is a dramatist from Llandegfan, Anglesey. She has a BA in Theatre Studies (Acting) from the Royal Welsh College of Music and an MA in Creative Writing: Writing for the Theatre, from Bangor University. Her doctoral project title which she started in 2011 is ‘What is ‘New Writing’?’  There are two parts to the project: one original piece of research on New Writing in Wales and three brand new stage dramas. She teaches scripting at the Department of Theatre Film and TV Studies. 


Ffion Llewelyn
Ffion studied Law in her hometown, Aberystwyth.  With sponsorship from the Coleg, she also completed an LLM in Research Training (Law) at the Department of Law and Criminology, Aberystwyth University. Since 2010 she has been working on a PhD project, examining the relationship between law and morality in the context of criminal law and modern society and is also contributing to the Welsh medium teaching in the Law department.


Angharad Rees
Angharad hails from Aberystwyth and studied her first degree in Law at this University. During 2012/13 she will be studying towards an LLM in Research Training (Law) at the Department of Law and Criminology, before starting on her doctorate in 2013/14 titled, “The Law on regulating co-habitation in Wales and England – consideration of alternative models’.


Matthew Rees
Matthew is originally from Cardiff. He has a BA in Politics from Warwick University and a MScEcon in Welsh Government and Politics from Cardiff University. In 2012 he started his doctorate which bears the title ‘The influence of faith on the politics of devolved countries in the UK’ at the Department of International Politics.


Manod Williams
Manod hails from Bow Street near Aberystwyth. He started his MSc in Livestock Science at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) Aberystwyth University in 2012, having completed a BSc in Agriculture with Animal Science within the same department.  His doctorate on dairy cows will start in 2013/14.