M.A. History of Wales

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13750 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP5700 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English, Welsh ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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.



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.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP13750 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP5700 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
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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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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