Taught course

History

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Typically you will need to have either:

  • a 2:1 honours degree in History or in a related discipline, or an equivalent international degree (subject and grade)
  • a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification
  • or relevant professional experience (appropriate evidence will be required).

English Language Requirements

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Taught by leading scholars across a range of periods and geographies, our MA History programme seeks to satisfy your curiosity about history while deepening your knowledge of its key concepts and methods as a discipline.

As an MA History student at Cardiff University, you will benefit from the opportunity to explore a variety of approaches to study of the past – social, cultural, intellectual, political – across a broad chronological and geographic range.
Our academic interests span British, Welsh, European (including Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia), Asian, and North American histories from the medieval to the modern period. The extensive range of our expertise enables you to develop your own particular research interests and to pursue modules that allow you to develop and extend these.
We appreciate that career and employability prospects are important to you, and we are committed to supporting you with life after University. As such, we offer two optional modules with employability in mind. And we pride ourselves on our flexible, student-centred approach to training, including time spent learning outside the university environment.
Uniquely, we offer a flexible dissertation route. This means that you have the choice between a traditional dissertation, where you have the opportunity to flex your practical research skills and develop your own original research contribution, or you can choose to complete a public engagement project. The first of its kind in the UK, this innovative project will enable you to draw on your own experience to demonstrate the importance of history in the wider community.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084