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Welsh History (MA)


Course Aims

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.

Course Description

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 MA in Welsh History is tailored to the interests of individual students. Students take a total of 180 credits of modules, consisting of:

  • 40 credits of research 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).

Assessment is via essays or coursework depending on the modules chosen.

Available Modules

Option modules cover the following topics:

  • Order and Disorder in Early Modern Society
  • Politics and Society in Early Modern England and Wales
  • Politics and Society in Early Modern Wales
  • Society and Identity in Wales 1840-1914
  • Twentieth Century Wales: Economy, Politics and Society

Skills Acquired

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

Entry Requirements

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.

Contact Information

Dr Gerwin Strobl

Position:Lecturer in History
Dr Gerwin Strobl
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75653Extension: 75653
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