University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Modern History University of Wales Trinity Saint David Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)


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Course summary

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• Wide range of modules, focusing on lots of different places, themes, subjects and people,  from Bonaparte to Bowie, Haig to Hitler, and Robespierre to Reagan
• Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise, such as commemoration of war, 1980s Britain and the cultural history of cities
• Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials
• Space for independent thinking and opportunities to pursue your own favourite topics and interests
• Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects

Course details


The Modern History programme explores how societies and cultures change over time. It combines survey modules covering broad sweeps of history with focused, topic-centred modules. These modules are rooted in lecturers’ distinctive research interests and expertise. Students encounter a variety of themes, source materials and approaches towards thinking about the past.

In the first year, you will take a series of core modules which investigate key aspects of world history from the late 18th century onwards such as the French Revolution, European imperialism and the two world wars. These modules equip you with knowledge and skills required to undertake more specialist studies as your degree progresses.

Second- and third-year modules concentrate on topics such as the history of cities, the Enlightenment, the First World War, the legacies of the 1980s and Black Atlantic culture. Throughout these modules, you will examine how the past is represented in film, music and art, plus museums, archives and heritage institutions. You then get a chance to harness personal interests in independent projects and a final-year dissertation.

Assessment method

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course code HU02
Institution code T80
Campus name Lampeter Campus
Campus code L

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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SA31 3EP

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