Glyndwr University

MA History

The general aims of the program are as follows: 

  • To ensure that students have a systematic understanding of a detailed body of historical knowledge relating to a range of themes from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

  • To enable students to relate regional knowledge to broader historical contexts.

  • To enable students to develop the ability to locate, analyze and interpret historical sources appropriate to MA-level study.

  • To provide students with the ability to research and present independent pieces of historical scholarship to an advanced standard.

  • To develop high-level a

    cademic and transferable skills through practical and work-based learning in preparation for graduate employment.

  • To ensure students have a deep knowledge of approaches to the transmission and communication of history

Why choose this course?

  • Case studies will have a strong regional emphasis and will benefit from the expertise of staff and the pre-existing links with heritage professionals.
  • Placements, fieldwork, and networking opportunities will focus on the communication of history in modern society and the development of essential employability skills.

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0) 2 years before the course start date.
  • AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature Grade C

Career Prospects

MA History graduates will possess the analytical, intellectual, and practical skills useful for a variety of careers. Traditionally, graduates have found roles in teaching, law, project management, historical research, heritage management, curation, archive management, and as custodians of historical buildings.

Career opportunities after completing MA History

  • Archaeology. The work of an archaeologist can be research-based or field-related.
  • Museology.
  • Museum curators.
  • Archivists.
  • Historians.
  • History experts.
  • Teachers.
  • Civil services.

Course Details

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


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