Welsh History MA/PGDip

Overview

Course facts

  • Name: Welsh History
  • Qualification: MA/PGDip
  • Duration: MA: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time. This course also offers a January start date.

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.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

ONE Special Option module chosen from the following:

  • The Age of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth
  • State, Society and Culture in Tudor Wales
  • Plaid Cymru a Gwleidyddiaeth Cymru

Compulsory modules:

  • Themes and Issues in History  
  • ONE Documents and Sources module (20 credits) chosen from the following: Documents and Sources in Medieval ad Early Modern History OR Documents and Sources in Modern History
  • Initiating a Research Project
  • Skills Option module
  • MA Dissertation

Part of this course and dissertation may be available through the medium of Welsh (Plaid Cymru a Gwleidyddiaeth Cymru).

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.

Entry Requirements

A 2(ii) Honours degree is required, or equivalent qualifications.

IELTS: overall score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

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If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk

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How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake) to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Further information

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Funding

Arts & Humanities Research  Council, occasional scholarships and bursaries.

Access To Masters Funding available.

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