Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

History of Wales (Taught)

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Course summary

This course 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 and those for whom it is a new field of study. In Semester 1, you’ll follow a core module which introduces you to key themes and debates in Welsh history. This is followed in 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 media; newspapers and broadcast sources; oral history, etc., as well as tuition in the Welsh language. There are also classes to help you research and write your MA dissertation, an original research project (15,000 words) undertaken by you and written over the course of the year under the close supervision of a specialist within the Department.


Year 1 Core (20 Credits) you must take the following Semester 1 Research Methods And Professional Skills In History HYM0100 Semester 2 Research Methods And Professional Skills In History HYM0120 Year 1 Core (20 Credits) you must take the following Semester 1 The Making Of Modern Wales WHM1920 Year 1 Core (60 Credits) you must take the following Semester 3 Dissertation 2 WHM1060 Year 1 Options you must take at least two of the following Semester 1 Political Culture In Modern Britain, Europe And The Usa HYM5020 Media History: An Introduction HYM8020 Working With History HYM9900 Semester 2 Gerald Of Wales HYM2820 Working With History HYM9920 Landownership And Society In Wales WHM1120 Health, Medicine And Society In Wales, 1830-1951 WHM1720 Year 1 Options you must take at least one Research Training option from the following Semester 1 Sources For Postgraduate Research In The Modern Humanities And Social Sciences HYM1220 Post Medieval Palaeography And Diplomatic ILM4120 Information And Society ILM5120 Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis PGM1100 Semester 2 Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis PGM1120

Assessment method

The course is assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including the 15,000 word MA dissertation.

Entry requirements

2i Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

English language requirements

Programmes: Art; Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences; Education; History and Welsh History; Information Studies; Law (Taught LLM courses); Management and Business; Modern Languages; Welsh IELTS:6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component TOEFL:93 with minimum component scores: Listening 17, Writing 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20. Pearson PTE: 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component

English language requirement: Postgraduate Programmes (General)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for postgraduate courses starting in 2023/24 is yet to be confirmed.
History of Wales at Aberystwyth University - UCAS