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This modular degree scheme is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in history, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed to undertake further research into the past. It combines training in research techniques and theoretical and historiographic analysis, with a wide range of taught courses, skills modules and a substantial dissertation. There is a choice of specialist modules covering a range of periods from medieval to contemporary history, matching the research interests of the teaching staff.

This programme aims to provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of a specific academic area 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.

For more information on the MA courses, please download this document or, for the Welsh version, please download this document.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

ONE Special Option module chosen from the following:

  • Normandy under the Normans, 911–1144
  • Women and Power in the High Middle Ages
  • National Identities in Britain and Ireland 1660-1800 
  • Identities and the Victorian City
  • An Open Elite? Nineteenth-Century England and Wales 
  • Sport and Politics 1918–1991 
  • Consumerism and Anti-Consumerism in the Cold War
  • The Politics of the Labour Party 

Compulsory modules:

  • Themes and Issues in History: Interpretations, Approaches and Debates
  • ONE Documents and Sources module chosen from the following: Documents and Sources in Medieval and Early Modern History OR Documents and Sources in Modern History
  • Initiating a Research Project
  • Skills Option
  • MA Dissertation

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the History Modules page.


Visit the History - MA/PGDip page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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