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Masters degrees in British & Irish History offer advanced study of the cooperation, occupation and competition of the various parts of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the smaller adjacent islands which make up the British Isles.
Related subjects include Ancient History and European History. Postgraduate specialisms include Scottish History, Landscape History and Celtic History as well as key periods such as the Eighteenth Century, Victorian or Modern Periods. Entry requirements usually include a suitable undergraduate degree such as History or Archaeology.
Britain & Ireland have many links with Indo-European languages, traditions and cultures. They are therefore interesting locales for historical scrutiny offering diverse research opportunities.
For example, you may examine how the English and Irish languages are closely associated with other Germanic languages, due to their origins in the Celtic languages and culture.
Or, you might explore Britain and its Empire as the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution. From here, you could also examine the political issues which emerged through sovereignty, forming the two current sovereign states: The Republic of Ireland and The United Kingdom.
Careers in this field may include roles in heritage institutions such as museum or archives undertaking scholarly research. Or, they may include academia, teaching and publishing.
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This MA in History will be of interest to both recent graduates and those wishing to return to study in higher education. This course offers postgraduates the opportunity to engage with various periods of early modern and modern history. Read more
The M.Phil in Modern Irish History introduces well-qualified Humanities or Social Sciences graduates to research in modern Irish history, to the problems currently addressed by historians and to the methods they apply to study of the subject. Read more
This programme offers students an introduction to the study of the ways in which writing in English has shaped or mediated political identities in England, Scotland and Ireland. Read more
The MA in History allows you to traverse fascinatingly different periods of history, from the middle ages onwards. You can study British, European, American or Asian History, supported by the diverse expertise of historians working at Swansea University. Additional modules cover the history of art and culture, empire, gender, politics, religion, sexuality and science. Read more
Study at an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the study of medieval history, with expertise in Anglo-Saxon England and Britain in the central Middle Ages, together with early and later medieval Europe. Read more
The MA in Celtic Studies is a unique distance learning programme which offers students interested in Welsh and Celtic Studies the opportunity to study various aspects of the history, literature and cultural heritage of the Celtic regions in their own homes. Read more
Find your own path through the literary and cultural history of the period. Develop an understanding of the engagement of Romantic writing with a range of political, social and aesthetic issues in the period. Read more
The MSc programme draws on knowledge and skills acquired in many years of providing specialist classes in local history, and profits from close links with local, social and economic historians elsewhere in the University. Read more