Bangor University

Welsh History and History BA (Joint Hons)

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Bangor (Wales)
Duration 3 Years
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bangor (Wales)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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This degree offers the opportunity to study a wide range of periods with a specialism in Welsh History. This course enables you to understand the evolution of Wales, its politics, society, industry and religion through the centuries, and to place this in the context of developments in British, European and American History from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG


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· What are the objectives of this course?

The course aims to enable understudies to: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of some of the major events, concepts and problems in medieval and early modern Welsh history from the age of the princes to the early modern period, particularly the attempts of native rulers to establish a principality of Wales and the external influences that bore upon Wales during the early modern period. Show awareness that history may be interpreted in different ways. Demonstrate a mastery of basic study skills, particularly the ability to follow a course of reading, make effective notes, and benefit from seminar discussions. Present historical arguments in essays and examinations, and back them with evidence.

· Who is it intended for?

These wide ranging skills can be applied to a great variety of careers which means that history and archaeology graduates are faced with a broad spectrum of job opportunities, arising both directly from their studies, or as a foundation for careers in other fields for which a degree in history or archaeology is particularly useful. Examples include: Archaeological units, archives and librarianship Museums and heritage management Researchers and writers for television, radio and film Journalism and publishing Teaching in primary, secondary and higher education Law Business and finance professions Commercial, industrial and public service management Marketing, sales and public relations Civil service, charities and local and regional government jobs Military and police Personnel Leisure and travel

· Requirements

300 280 points (History preferred) We welcome applications from mature students whom we consider on individual merit. Applicants should have recent relevant study experience, for example a successfully completed Access course.

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What you'll learn on the course

Modern History
Past Unwrapped
Birth of Modern Europe
Workplace module
Wales: Princes to Tudors
Wales in the Modern World
Debating History
Welsh History
Welsh History and History
considerable amount of time
preparing tutorial presentations
films and documentaries
local archives or museum
the Crisis of The Fourteenth Century
The Acts of Union: Wales and England
Reigniting the Dragon
Welsh History Workplace Module
Wales & Europe in the Renaissance
Owain Glynd_r and his Movement
Wales & Europe in the Renaissance
Owain Glynd_r and his Movement

Course programme

What will you study on this course? Year 1 Compulsory modules: Past Unwrapped* Wales: Princes to Tudors* Wales in the Modern World* and at least one of: Apocalypse Then: the Crisis of The Fourteenth Century Birth of Modern Europe 1470 1600 Introduction to Modern History 1815 1914 You will choose your remaining credits from the variety of modules offered by the School in History, Archaeology or Heritage, with the opportunity to take modules worth 20 credits from other Schools. Year 2 You will study periods and themes in greater depth with a variety of thematic modules to choose from. Many modules make use of original sources and a workplace module is also available. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your research and presentation skills. Compulsory modules: Debating History* Optional History modules (choose 2): There are a wide range of options available. Examples include: The Nazi State, Europe in the High Middle Ages, 1000 1200, Holy Wars, 1095 1197, USA 1945 2001, Europe 1945 1992, Thatcher’s Britain, The Tudors, Britain 1780 1832, Royal Propaganda, Britain in the Jazz Age. Optional Welsh History modules include (choose 2): The Acts of Union: Wales and England# Reigniting the Dragon# Welsh History Workplace Module# Wales 1600 1789# Wales & Europe in the Renaissance# Owain Glynd_r and his Movement# Year 3 You will select a Special Subject in History or Welsh History – this is a module which uses original sources and is based on the research of the tutor. You will also write a dissertation which gives you the opportunity to carry out your own research. In addition, you will complete other optional modules (see Year 2 above). Special Subject options may include: The Norman Conquest, Going to the Devil – Henry II, Land and Power in England & Wales 1780 1888, Home and Front during WW1, Britain in the 1960s, Ruled by an Orange, Law and Society in Wales 1558 1640, Celtic Revival, 1800–1920.

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