About This Course
Please see the Welsh description for this course here.
This modular course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in history or a related subject by developing a particular specialism in the History of Wales. The course may be taken in its own right or as a preparation for further research in this area. It combines training in research techniques and theoretical and historiographic analysis, with taught courses and a substantial dissertation. There is a choice of specialist modules covering a range of periods, matching the research interests of the teaching staff.
This programme aims to provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of a specific academic area of the history of Wales through rigorous research training. Students will become acquainted with relevant historical theoretical issues and methods of interpretation and the use of evidence. It also provides the student with the necessary research skills to carry out an original piece of historical research in the chosen area of study, under supportive supervision.
For more information on the MA courses, please download this document or, for the Welsh version, please download this document.
MA: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time. This course also offers a January start date.
What will you study on this course?
An MA will be awarded on successful completion of all 180 credits. A Diploma will be awarded on the successful completion of the first 120 credits.
Themes and Issues in History - This module develops knowledge of relevant historical theoretical issues and methods of interpretation of the historical past.
Documents and Sources - This module examines the wide range of evidence that historians use to reconstruct the past, and the problems and opportunities of interpretation. One module chosen from the following:
- Documents and Sources in Medieval and Early Modern History
- Documents and Sources in Modern History
Research Skills - This is an advanced level skills module that has three aims: to train students to initiate research projects, to familiarise them with how to critique a research seminar paper and to supply them with skills that will enhance their employability.
Dissertation - The dissertation module gives you the opportunity to complete a piece of scholarly research on a subject of your choice and discussed in detail with a chosen supervisor.
One chosen from the following:
- The Age of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth
- Work Placement
- Nationalism and Minorities
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Welsh History Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
Good undergraduate degree at least 2.ii normally required. For non-native speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with no element below 5.5 is required).
An MA in Welsh History will give you a detailed understanding of the discipline of Welsh History and the ability to conduct research at various levels of historical analysis. It will enhance your career opportunities in media and communications industries, teaching, publishing and research.
The transferable skills acquired through this programme are beneficial in a range of other careers, including advertising, journalism, consulting etc. After successful completion of the MA in Welsh History you may also decide to pursue an academic career in history, by applying for a place to study for a PhD in Welsh History.