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Welsh History (PhD/MPhil)

3 years (PhD), 1 year (MPhil) (full-time) / Opportunities available (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Programme Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in academia, research (commercial etc), public service, teaching and related fields, and the media.

Special Features

Programme Description

The Welsh History Section provides training and a high level of support in the historical fields of early modern, modern and contemporary Wales. Its postgraduate community contributes vitally to the research culture of the School and to the University's international reputation for research.

As befits the capital city of Wales, the Department provides a thriving programme of research and postgraduate supervision in the Social, Cultural and Political History of Wales. Research covers the social, urban and political history of Wales in the early modern and modern period; nineteenth and early twentieth century Welsh emigration and Welsh communities outside Wales; the construction of Welsh identities in the modern period; the impact of industrialization on Wales; unemployment, social policy, social and political movements particularly during the economic depression of the 1930s; marriage, family and identity in modern Wales; Wales and the British Empire; political and social interests of the Welsh gentry; Wales and the Civil War and the Interregnum; and Wales within the Early Modern British state.

For further information, please see:

Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymry America Prifysgol Caerdydd

Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies

Entry Requirements

Suitable for graduates in history, and related humanities and social science disciplines.

Applicants should normally hold a first degree with first or upper second class Honours or equivalent in an appropriate subject field. Welsh speakers are very welcome

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.

Next intake: The University has four entry points for research degrees: 1 October, 1 January, 1 April, or 1 July

School Contact

Name: School of History, Archaeology and Religion Postgraduate Administrator  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0903 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4929 


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