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Course content

Please see the Welsh description for this course here.

This modular course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in history or a related subject by developing a particular specialism in the History of Wales. The course may be taken in its own right or as a preparation for further research in this area. It combines training in research techniques and theoretical and historiographic analysis, with taught courses and a substantial dissertation. There is a choice of specialist modules covering a range of periods, matching the research interests of the teaching staff.

This programme aims to provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of a specific academic area of the history of Wales 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:

  • The Age of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth
  • State, Society and Culture in Tudor Wales
  • Plaid Cymru a Gwleidyddiaeth Cymru

Compulsory modules:

  • Themes and Issues in History 
  • ONE Documents and Sources module (20 credits) chosen from the following: Documents and Sources in Medieval ad Early Modern History OR Documents and Sources in Modern History
  • Initiating a Research Project
  • Skills Option module
  • MA Dissertation

Part of this course and dissertation may be available through the medium of Welsh (Plaid Cymru a Gwleidyddiaeth Cymru).

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 Welsh History Modules page.


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

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