Welsh History (PhD/MPhil)
3 years (PhD), 1 year (MPhil) (full-time) / Opportunities available (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in academia, research (commercial etc), public service, teaching and related fields, and the media.
- The Welsh History Section is a dynamic component of the School and scores highly in assessments of both teaching and research.
- The Section strives to offer an exciting, stimulating and supportive learning environment and actively seeks to develop its research and postgraduate culture.
- Welsh History is closely involved with a number of interdisciplinary research groups including the Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies and regular seminar series offered by the Welsh History Society in both English and Welsh. Dr Bill Jones, Reader in Welsh History is our specialist and all queries may be directed to him.
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.
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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; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July
Name: School of History, Archaeology and Religion Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0903
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4929