Welsh History (MA)
1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for a variety of careers including PhD programmes, academia, public service, teaching, journalism, research (media, commercial and academic), publishing and related fields. Teaching of modules and supervision of dissertation topics in Modern Welsh History is normally available in English and Welsh.
The MA in Welsh History is designed to act as a self-regulated year of further study, and to provide a preparatory year for PhD candidates, giving a thorough grounding in research skills and methods, theoretical concepts and the techniques of conducting and writing up an independent research project. Consisting partly of taught courses and partly of independent research, it draws together the range of chronological, geographical and thematic expertise in Welsh history to provide a flexible programme of study.
The structure of the MA in Welsh History is currently under review but teaching and research will continue to be tailored to the interests of individual students. In Part One, students choose a combination of modules amounting to 120 credits. These will include 40 credits of Options in Early Modern and/or Modern Welsh History, allowing students to pursue their particular subject interests. The Option modules will be supported by another 40 credits of Research Skills and Methods, which students will find helpful in planning and conducting their own research in Welsh History. The remaining 40 credits will be made up on the advice of students’ MA tutor to reflect their needs and interests.
Assessment is via essays or coursework depending on the modules chosen.
Part Two comprises a dissertation on a topic of the student’s choice, amounting to a maximum of 20,000 words.
For further information about the programme and available modules, please visit the School website.
Students take a total of 180 credits of modules, consisting of:
- 40 credits of reseach skills and methods
- 40 credits of historical theory and advanced research skills
- 40 credits of option modules selected by the student
- 60 credit dissertation (topic or theme chosen by the student in consultation with academic staff)
Recent options have included:
- Society and Identity in Wales, 1840-1914
- Twentieth Century Wales
- The Welsh Overseas
- Politics and Society in Early Modern Wales
- Order and Disorder in Early Modern Society
- Industrialisation in England and Wales
Suitable for graduates in History, and other related humanities and social science disciplines.
Applicants should normally have or expect to obtain a First or Upper Second class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
How to Apply
Applications can be made for this course via our Online Application Service. Applicants should use the Personal Statement section of the form to outline their area of interest and, if possible, the topic that they hope to research for their dissertation.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
Name: Dr Gerwin Strobl
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 5653
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4929