Course details

  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 1 YR (FT) 2 YRS (PT)
  • Location Wrexham
History students on a trip to Erddig in Wrexham

Course Highlights


a rich academic curriculum with a practical, applied focus.


focus with strong links to the heritage and creative industry sector.


for work placements, fieldtrips and workshops.

Why choose this course?

Throughout the MA History course, 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.

Key course features

  • 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.
  • Explore 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.
  • 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.

What you will study

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
  • Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

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

Teaching & Assessment

Students will be assessed throughout the course through a variety of methods, including written work, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping you deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support page has more information on the help available.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

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.

Fees & funding

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. 

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.



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

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