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Full time | Bangor University | 1 year | 17-JAN-24

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Welsh Language Welsh History

Course type


Course Summary

About This Course

This modular course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in history or a related subject by developing a particular specialism in the History of Wales. The course may be taken in its own right or as a preparation for further research in this area. It combines training in research techniques and theoretical and historiographic analysis, with taught courses and a substantial dissertation. There is a choice of specialist modules covering a range of periods, matching the research interests of the teaching staff.

This programme aims to provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of a specific academic area of the history of Wales through rigorous research training. Students will become acquainted with relevant historical theoretical issues and methods of interpretation and the use of evidence. It also provides the student with the necessary research skills to carry out an original piece of historical research in the chosen area of study, under supportive supervision.

Programme Length

MA: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time. This course also offers a January start date.


An MA in Welsh History will give you a detailed understanding of the discipline of Welsh History and the ability to conduct research at various levels of historical analysis. It will enhance your career opportunities in media and communications industries, teaching, publishing and research.

The transferable skills acquired through this programme are beneficial in a range of other careers, including advertising, journalism, consulting etc. After successful completion of the MA in Welsh History you may also decide to pursue an academic career in history, by applying for a place to study for a PhD in Welsh History.


This course brings together all the skills and experience learnt by the student in Part 1 of the MA course (in Celtic Archaeology, History, or Welsh History) through the successful completion of a piece of scholarly research and writing on a topic chosen by the individual student. This module will enable the student 1. To gather a list of relevant sources for their chosen topic. 2. To gather relevant secondary research material for their chosen topic. 3. To gather relevant primary research material for their chosen topic . 4. To interrogate and analyse their source material in relation to relevant research questions. 5. To construct a coherent chapter plan for their dissertation. 6. To write up the project successfully in a manner that conforms to the conventions of style and presentation required for MA dissertations and detailed in the Schools MA Style Sheet.

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Entry requirements

Good undergraduate degree at least 2.ii normally required.

University information

Located on the beautiful North Wales coast between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University has a rich academic history and delivers a superb student experience, making it a unique higher education institution in the UK. A welcoming academic community with around 10,000 students, Bangor University has a renowned reputation for excellent student support, offering a diverse range of courses spanning subject areas within the arts and...more