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History and Welsh History  


Find out about the research opportunities in History and Welsh History

Why Study History and Welsh History ?

At Bangor you will find a lively and expanding postgraduate research community and will be part of a close-knit and supportive learning environment. You will:

  • Have the opportunity to conduct an extensive research project of your choice under close, expert, guidance.
  • Broaden and deepen your critical engagement with the history and historiography.
  • Be part of a rich research community with access to specialist knowledge.
  • Develop key skills and knowledge and become an independent researcher.

Career Opportunities in History and Welsh History 

You can pursue an academic career in History / Welsh History. The high level analytical and research skills acquired during this degree are valued by employers in areas such as communications, media, museums and heritage industries, teaching, publishing as well as roles in research and development.

Our Research in History and Welsh History 

Academic staff in History and Welsh History are specialists in a wide range of areas. In Modern and Contemporary History, these include the history of consumption, protest, policymaking, travel, sexuality, war and nationalism, in Europe and North America. In Medieval and Early Modern History, strengths include the political, administrative and gender history of medieval England and Normandy and the early modern British political, social, cultural, and religious history.

Research on the history of Wales is the focus for many scholars in the School and spans the post-Roman period to the 21st century, setting Welsh history in its wider national and international contexts.

Particular research strengths in the areas of History and Welsh History include:

  • Medieval: the Anglo-Norman world; the history of women in the Middle Ages; seals and sigillography; religion; national identity; historiography; society and culture.
  • The Early Modern period: religion, national identity and political rhetoric in England and Wales during the late Stuart era.
  • Modern and Contemporary History: nationalism; the labour movement; consumerism; devolution; the inner city; poverty; government policy.
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