Bangor University

Welsh History MA/PgDip

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Bangor (Wales)
Start September
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  • Bangor (Wales)
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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.

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Where and when
Starts Location
LL57 2DG, Gwynedd, Wales
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Starts September
LL57 2DG, Gwynedd, Wales
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· What are the objectives of this course?

The course aims to enable understudies to: A broad knowledge of interpretations and key debates relevant to the study of History, and an ability to place these in their historiographical context. A close familiarity with the theoretical frameworks that are particularly relevant to the student¿s chosen course of study and research interests. Recognize that representations of the past can be produced using a range of different methodologies, philosophical and theoretical approaches. Present a clearly structured argument in the form of a 4500 word essay, on an aspect of the approach and interpretation of history that critically engages with current debates.

· Who is it intended for?

· Requirements

A 2(ii) Honours degree is required, or equivalent qualifications. IELTS: overall score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.


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What you'll learn on the course

Historiographic Analysis
Initiating a Research Project
Welsh History
Society and Culture in Tudor Wales
Use of Evidence
Themes and Issues in History
Historical Theoretical issues
Historical Theoretical issues

Course programme

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

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