About the Program
Why choose this course?
Throughout the MA History course, you will be encouraged to expand your research into themes across a range of chronological and geographical frameworks.
- Case studies will have a strong regional emphasis and will benefit from the expertise of staff and the pre-exisiting links with heritage professionals.
- Placements, fieldwork and networking opportunites will focus on the communication of history in modern society and the development of essential employablity skills.
Key course features
- This programme will enable you to promote a public understanding of the past in today’s social, political and cultural life. It combines the intellectual strengths of History with modern, practical and transferable skills.
- Explore themes in regional history which can be applied to any region and across a range of different periods.
- North East Wales is currently under-represented in the historical record, and this course presents students with a unique opportunity to highlight the cultural heritage of the region and the particular issues surrounding ‘border’ identity.
- This programme has been designed in collaboration with partners and links in the heritage sector, such as: Wrexham Museum, NE Wales Heritage Forum, Denbighshire Archives, Flintshire Archives, Palmer Centre, Gladstone Library, National Trust, Llangollen Museum and others.
What you will study
Students will study four core modules each worth between 20-40 credits, followed by a dissertation project worth a total of 60 credits.
- History Today: Sources & Approaches
- Social and Cultural Identity
- Public History & Heritage
- Research & Practice
Entry requirements & applying
The standard entry requirement is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification.
Teaching & Assessment
Students will be assessed throughout the course through a variety of methods, including written work, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation.
Teaching and Learning
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping you deal with the practicalities of university work