Welsh History (MA)
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
The MA in Welsh History draws together a wide range of chronological, geographical and historiographic expertise in early modern and modern Welsh history to offer challenging and flexible programmes of study, with teaching and research tailored to the interests and needs of individual students. Teaching of modules and supervision of dissertation topics is normally available in English and Welsh.
- Flexible, geared to students’ interests.
- Opportunity to work closely with a research mentor on specialist options.
- Draws on a stimulating and supportive learning environment, with a wide range of chronological, geographical and thematic expertise.
- Close links with interdisciplinary research groups, including the Centre for Welsh American Studies and the Families, Identities and Gender Research Network.
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.
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 20 credits of Research Skills and Methods. The remaining 60 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:
- 20 credits of research skills and methods
- 60 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).
Please see the History website for more course and module information.
Recent options have included:
- Society and Identity in Wales, 1840-1914
- Twentieth-Century Wales
- Politics and Society in Early Modern Wales
On completion of the MA students will be able to:
- communicate ideas and arguments effectively
- formulate and justify arguments and conclusions, presenting appropriate supporting evidence
- an ability to modify as well as to defend their own position
- an ability to think critically and challenge assumptions
- an ability to use a range of information technology resources to assist with information retrieval and assignment presentation
- time management skills and an ability to work independently and organise their own study methods and workload
- presentation skills to present their work to the rest of the team and to wider audiences
- work effectively with others as part of a team or group in seminar or tutorial discussions
1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. Suitable for graduates in History, Welsh and related humanities and social science disciplines.
Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.
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 selecting the MA Welsh History option from the list of courses. 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. It is essential that students clearly identify a geographical, chronological or thematic area of interest. If further information on the application process is required, please contact the Postgraduate Tutor for History.
For more information on funding available, please see the funding website.
Tuition Fees 2016/17
Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.
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Next intake: September each year
Name: Dr Tracey Loughran
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 5650
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4929