Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies (CAWCS)

Merthyr Cynog

The Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies (CAWCS) was established by the University of Wales in 1985 as a dedicated research centre conducting team-based projects on the languages, literatures, culture and history of Wales and the other Celtic countries.

 It is located in purpose-built accommodation adjacent to the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. Research is focused on five main areas of specialism:

  • Early Celtic Languages;
  • Medieval Welsh Literature;
  • Romanticism and Enlightenment in Wales;
  • Welsh Name Studies;
  •  Welsh Lexicography

CAWCS has a small cohort of postgraduates, and welcomes applications for MPhil/PhD in any of its research areas.

Visit the CAWCS Website to find out more