History of Wales, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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  • English, Welsh (take IELTS)
Aberystwyth University ,
The MA History of Wales is the flagship Masters programme of the Department of History and Welsh History, as the world’s leading centre of teaching and research in Welsh history from the medieval to the modern period. It offers you the opportunity to explore the history of Wales from a variety of thematic and chronological perspectives, to develop your research skills in Welsh history (including Welsh language tuition), and to pursue your own research project in an aspect of Welsh history under expert supervision from a specialist in the field.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Our Masters program me in the History of Wales draws on the unrivalled expertise of our team of Welsh historians in the department to offer a degree scheme suitable both for those who have studied Welsh History in the past an those for whom it is a new field of study.

The scheme is taught through six 20-credit modules, mostly taught in small-group seminars, which cover key aspects of your subject area as well as research training to enable you to conduct your own research.

In semester 1, you'll follow a core module which introduces you to key themes and debates in Welsh history. This is followed n semester 2 by a range of options covering topics in Welsh history from the medieval to the modern period.

Alongside this study you will benefit from specialist research training tailored to your particular research interests: for instance, palaeography; the use of public opinion data or private correspondence; visual and sound medial newspaper and broadcast sources; oral history, etc., as well as tuition in the Welsh language.

Programme Structure

This MA is intended to provide an opportunity for advanced study of key themes in the history of Wales, together with preparation and completion of a substantial piece of original research in the field. The structure of this MA course provides for two compulsory Core modules (30 credits each), and a choice of any two Option modules (30 credits each) from a list of several modules in Part One (120 credits in total), with one Dissertation module of 60 credits in Part Two.

Core Modules

  • Theory and Methodology
  • Dissertation 1

Option Modules:

  • Tradition and Innovation in Welsh Society and Culture
  • Landownership and Society in Wales
  • Class and Community in Wales 1850-1939
  • Political Institutions and Welsh Society 1880-1980
  • Political Culture and the Popular Press in Wales

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
    • Welsh
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

The minimum basic entry requirement for a Masters degree is normally an Honours Degree (Class 2 Division 1) or equivalent. Prospective Masters students should ensure that they have arranged with referees for their references to be available as required.

Non-native English speakers are required to take a University recognised test of academic English language proficiency with required minimum proficiency levels equating to an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in each component.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14000 International
  • GBP 6100 EU/EEA


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