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Welsh History and History

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Welsh History and History

This degree offers the opportunity to study a wide range of periods with a specialism in Welsh History. This course enables you to understand the evolution of Wales, its politics, society, industry and religion through the centuries, and to place this in the context of developments in British, European and American History from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted subject to minimum English Language requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Past Unwrapped*
  • Wales: Princes to Tudors*
  • Wales in the Modern World*

and at least one of:

  • Apocalypse Then: the Crisis of The Fourteenth Century
  • Birth of Modern Europe 1470-1600
  • Introduction to Modern History 1815-1914

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Debating History

Optional History modules (choose 2):

There are a wide range of options available. Examples include: The Nazi State, Europe in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1200, Holy Wars, 1095-1197, USA 1945-2001, Europe 1945-1992, Thatcher’s Britain, The Tudors, Britain 1780-1832, Royal Propaganda, Britain in the Jazz Age.

Optional Welsh History modules include (choose 2):

  • The Acts of Union: Wales and England#
  • Reigniting the Dragon#
  • Welsh History Workplace Module#
  • Wales 1600-1789#
  • Wales & Europe in the Renaissance#
  • Owain Glyndŵr and his Movement#

Year 3

You will select a Special Subject in History or Welsh History – this is a module which uses original sources and is based on the research of the tutor. You will also write a dissertation which gives you the opportunity to carry out your own research. In addition, you will complete other optional modules (see Year 2 above).

Special Subject options may include: The Norman Conquest, Going to the Devil – Henry II, Land and Power in England & Wales 1780-1888, Home and Front during WW1, Britain in the 1960s, Ruled by an Orange, Law and Society in Wales 1558-1640, Celtic Revival, 1800–1920.

*These modules are also available in Welsh.

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Joint Hons).

Career opportunities

This degree combines sound historical knowledge with a range of transferrable analytical and presentation skills. This course also provides specialist knowledge of Wales within a European context. With these you will be able to tackle a variety of career options centring on administration and public leadership especially, but not exclusively, in Wales. In, for example, the personnel departments of private companies, the Civil Service and local government, as well as a range of directly transferrable vocations. Graduates have in recent years, gained careers in political research, archives, the welfare services, teaching and the heritage industry.

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Bangor University

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Why study at Bangor University

Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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