University of Wales Trinity Saint David has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE HISTORY:
• Wide range of modules, focusing on lots of different places, themes, subjects and people, from Bede to Bowie, monasteries to movies, and Caesar to Churchill
• Chance to study a broad sweep of history, all the way back to antiquity through to the Middle Ages and right up to the present day
• Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise, such as the cultural history of cities, commemoration of war, 1980s Britain, history-writing and memory in the Middle Ages, and Cistercian monasteries
• Hands-on approach and innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials
• Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects
The History programme at UWTSD allows students to explore many different political, social, economic, military and cultural aspects of history. It combines a study of change over time in broad sweeping survey modules introducing key aspects of the medieval and modern world, with more focused modules on topics such as Norman society and Crusades, the First World War and 1980s Britain.
Each module is delivered in small groups and with a hands-on, immersive approach. The teaching is research-led, rooted in the professional interests and expertise of the lecturers. Students will encounter multiple approaches to and source materials for understanding the past, with a particular focus on utilising the onsite archive of manuscript and printed primary sources. This results in a rounded and comprehensive programme of study which grounds students in the requisite theories, methodologies and practices of the discipline of history.
The first year of study comprises of a number of core modules. These are designed to ground you in key themes and topics in medieval history (such as the Crusades, the role of the church and the origins of universities) and modern history (for example revolutions, world wars and imperialism). These will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake more specialised studies in subsequent years.
Second- and third-year modules concentrate on topics such as medieval saints, the Normans, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the history of cities, the Enlightenment, the First World War, the legacies of the 1980s and Black Atlantic culture. You then get chance to harness the experiences acquired through your studies in an independent project in your second year and a final-year dissertation.
Throughout your degree, you will examine how the past is represented in anything from manuscripts and plays, to film and music.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following types of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take-home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Lampeter Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|