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History With Welsh History

Cardiff University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
Application deadline: UK and EU - 15 Jan; International Students - 30 June

Program description

History with Welsh History

The BA History with Welsh History at Cardiff University offers a unique opportunity to specialise in aspects of Wales's past alongside the study of wider themes and periods. It allows you to place Welsh history in context, but also to reflect upon Wales's contributions to broader historical developments.

The History department has internationally-renowned Welsh historians offering courses in areas like Wales’s religious and political connections within the British Isles and Europe, but also with the British Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the influence the French Revolution of 1789 on Welsh thinking, radicalism and Liberal Wales at the end of the nineteenth century, and the inter-war Depression and impact of socialist thought in the twentieth century. The history of early modern Wales is represented by subjects such as the nature of Welsh identity in a period of political and religious upheaval, and the nature of crime and punishment.

In studying the BA History with Welsh History you will, above all, learn to 'do history' yourself, and will thus acquire the kind of skills which employers prize. You will learn to think independently, assess the strengths and weaknesses of a body of historical evidence for yourself, and present your findings clearly. Our friendly academic staff will be on hand to guide you and provide full and constructive feedback throughout your studies.

Distinctive Features

This degree allows you to develop your own research agenda for exploring Welsh history and historical writing through independent study in the second and third years.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

Typical A Level Offer

ABB-BBB including Music Please note Critical Thinking and General Studies will not be accepted.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

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

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Program content

  • Inventing a Nation: Politics, Culture and Heritage
  • Renaissance, Reformation and Revolution
  • History in Practice Part 1: Questions, Frameworks and Audiences
  • History in Practice Part 2: Sources, Evidence and Argument
  • Voices of the Past: the Hidden History of the Ancient World
  • Medieval Queenship
  • If These Finds Could Talk: The Archaeology of Objects
  • Migration and the Making of Multicultural Britain
  • A World Full of Gods
  • Projecting the Past: Film, Media and Heritage
  • The Making of The Modern World, 1750-1970
  • Making Global Histories: Asia and the West
  • Medieval Worlds, AD 500 -1500
  • The Archaeology of Mediterranean Societies: Egypt, Greece and Rome
  • The Archaeology of Britain: Prehistory to Present
  • The Ancient World in 20 Objects
  • Introduction to Ancient History 1: Gods, Kings and Citizens, 1000-323 BCE
  • Introduction to Ancient History 2: Empires East and West, 323 BCE to 680 CE
  • Reading Latin1
  • Reading Latin 2
  • Reading Greek 1
  • Reading Greek 2
  • The Origins and Legacies of Religion in the Modern World
  • Themes and Issues in the Study of Religion
  • Introduction to a Scriptural Language 1
  • Introduction to a Scriptural Language 2
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • The Story of Christianity
  • Approaches to History
  • Exploring Historical Debate
  • Now and Next: From Academia to Employment
  • Entangled Histories: Wales and the wider World,1714-1858
  • War, Peace and Diplomacy, c.900-c.1250
  • Heresy and Dissent, 1000-1450
  • Poverty and Relief in Medieval Europe
  • Reformation and Revolution: Stuart Britain, 1603-1714
  • From Dreyfus to the National Front: France, 1898-2012
  • A Great Leap Forward China Transformed, 1840-present
  • Europe between the two World Wars
  • The American Revolution
  • From King Coal to Cool Cymru: Society and Culture in Wales, 1939-2000
  • Radicalism and the Common People, 1789-1880
  • Urban Visions, Rural Dreams: City and Country in Britain and the United States, 1850-2000
  • India and The Raj, 1857-1947
  • The Search for an Asian Modern: Japanese History from 1800 to the Post-War Era
  • Martyrs and Collaborators: Catholicism behind the Iron Curtain
  • Europe, East and West, 1945-1995
  • The Soviet Century: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1905-1991
  • Making Empires: Britain and the World, 1541-1714
  • Dissertation
  • The World of the Anglo-Saxons, c.500-c.1087
  • Sexuality and the Social Order in Medieval Europe
  • The Military Orders, 1100-1320
  • Kingship: Image and Power, c.1000-1399
  • Deviants, Rebels and Witches in Early Modern Britain and Ireland
  • Germany's New Order in Europe, 1933-1945
  • Conflict, Coercion and Mass Mobilisation in Republican China 1911-1945
  • Fascism and Anti-Fascism in France
  • Race, Sex and Empire: Britain and India, 1765-1929
  • Wales, the English reform movement and the French Revolution of 1789
  • Glimpses of the Unfamiliar: Travellers to Japan from 1860 to the Post-War Era
  • Socialism, Society and Politics in Britain, 1880-1918
  • Remembering the Holocaust in Germany: Coming to Terms with the Past?
  • Class, Protest and Politics: South Wales, 1918-39
  • Health and Medicine in Early Modern Britain
  • Violence and Ideology in Inter-War Soviet Russia
  • Czechoslovakia: The View from Central Europe
  • From Hernando de Soto to the Seven Years' War: Accommodation, Violence and Networks in Native American History
  • The Dangerous City? Urban Society and Culture, 1800-1914
  • The Arts in War and Peace: Culture and Politics in Britain, c.1930-1960
  • The War Against the Jews: Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Jewish Experience

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for UK and EU students is £9,000

Tuition Fees for students from outside the EU is £17,700


What skills will I practise and develop?

This degree develops develop a range of important intellectual skills, including critical thinking, evaluating evidence, constructing arguments based on evidence, and presenting opinions effectively in writing and in debate. You will also gain valuable practical skills for example, team-working, independent research and time management.

The acquisition of skills and of intellectual understanding generally is progressive. As you progress through your degree we will raise our expectations of the depth and breadth of your studies. In broad terms:

  • Year One introduces you to a variety and range of approaches used in history.
  • Year Two provides you with specific training in the critical analysis of concepts, theories and methods used by historians.
  • Final Year provides you with the opportunity to develop these skills through a systematic engagement with, and interrogation of primary sources in your modules and in the production of a Dissertation based on original research.

You are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for your own learning and for the presentation of your findings. We cannot learn for you, but it is our responsibility to help you learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and to help you become independent learners. By the end of the degree, you will have acquired a thorough grounding in what the great historian Marc Bloch once famously described as ‘the historian’s craft’.

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Cardiff University

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