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Middle Welsh


Admission requirements



Introduction to Middle Welsh from a historical-comparative perspective, i.e. in comparison with the other Celtic and Indo-European languages. The first part of the course treats the phonology and morphology of Middle Welsh, and sketches its evolution from Proto-Indo-Europrean. During the second part we read a famous Middle Welsh text.

Course objectives

  • Good understanding of the linguistic structure of Middle Welsh

  • Elementary reading skills

  • Understanding of the position of Middle Welsh within the Celtic languages and within the Indo-European language family


The timetable is available on the MA Linguistics website

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course Load

  • 5 ECTS = 140 hours, of which 28 hours of classes, 68 hours preparation, 44 hours for preparing the exam, 2 hours for the exam. No intermediate exam.

  • Exam: 2 hours

Assessment method

Written exam

Exam Review

Students are entitled to view their marked examination within a period of 30 days, following publication of the results of a written examination.


Blackboard will be used for distributing teaching materials.

Reading list

  • D.S. Evans. 1964. A Grammar of Middle Welsh. Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English.

Students other than MA Linguistics need permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


Please contact Student administration van Eyckhof