The MA Eighteenth Century Britain draws on one of the department’s main research specialisms. It enables you to study the history of eighteenth-century Britain as an integrated whole whilst at the same time offering you specialization in the history of England, Ireland, Scotland and/or Wales. The scheme explores the numerous 'revolutions' (political, cultural, religious and intellectual) experienced over the course of the century, and offers specialist options in such topics as Radicals and Romantics, the ‘Atlantic world’, and the 1798 Irish rebellion.
See the website http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/eighteenth-century-Britain-%20masters/
Eighteenth-century British history has become one of the key research specialisms of the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth, with leading specialists such as Peter Borsay, Martyn Powell, Eryn White and David Ceri Jones based here and contributing to the MA programme.
All our lecturers are active researchers who publish their work, and you will benefit from being taught the latest historical theories and techniques. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment the university was placed in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard
In Semester 1, you’ll follow a core module which discusses Britain and Ireland in the ‘Age of Revolutions’. This is followed by a range of options in Semester 2 that address, for instance the study of landownership and society, Georgian towns and tourism, and the British Atlantic World.
Alongside this study, you will benefit from specialist research training tailored to your particular research interests, including in post-medieval palaeography.
There are also classes to help you research and write your MA dissertation, an original research project (15,000 words) undertaken by you and written over the course of the year under the close supervision of a specialist within the Department.
Contact time is approximately 6 hours a week in the first two semesters. During semester three you will arrange your level of contact time with your assigned supervisor.
The course is assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including the 15,000 word MA dissertation.
Many of our Masters graduates go on to PhD study and academic careers. Others apply their skills in heritage administration, in tourism, museums and archives, or related branches of public administration, the civil service and local government, or go on to careers in related fields such as teaching, journalism or the broadcast media.
Work placements in collaboration with the National Library of Wales, the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments in Wales, or another of the heritage agencies based in and around Aberystwyth, are available for course credit in some schemes (please contact us for further information).
Find out how to apply here https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/
Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.