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.
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.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Minimum required score (Grade B):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Opportunities for funding may be available. please contact us to find out more.
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