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

CAWCS is located in Aberystwyth, alongside the National Library of Wales, an internationally-renowned copyright library housing an unmatched collection of Welsh manuscripts and archives. It is also home to Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, the standard historical dictionary of the Welsh language.

We offer postgraduate research degrees (MPhil and PhD) in the fields of Welsh Studies and Celtic Studies, through the medium of English or Welsh. Our students are supervised by leading scholars, and work alongside postdoctoral fellows in a supportive environment with excellent research facilities. Our degrees are awarded by the University of Wales Trinity St David.