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Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

You'll be exploring 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.

Our team have a proven track-record of student satisfaction and provide a supportive teaching environment.

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.

This course can be completed over 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

The History department has a proven track record of student satisfaction and provides a supportive learning environment. The MA History builds upon these strengths and 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.

There are four main modules which each have between 20-40 credits, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making a total of 180 credits. All modules are core.


  • History Today: Sources and Approaches
  • Social and Cultural Identity
  • Public History and Heritage
  • Research and Practice
  • Dissertation

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.

Information for international students

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for MA History are £5940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01978 293439