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History and Heritage, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

History and Heritage degree offered at Aberystwyth University has been developed both for those who are interested in the academic study of this interplay and those who are interested in pursuing careers in the heritage industry itself.  It offers you the opportunity to explore key concepts and debates in heritage studies, to acquire some heritage business related skills, and to participate for academic credit in a work placement with a leading heritage organisation.

Why study MA History and Heritage at Aberystwyth University?

  • Study just five minutes away from one of five UK copyright libraries, the National Library of Wales 
  • Undertake a work placement as part of this course with an institution that engages on a daily basis with history 
  • Our Department has strong links with the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments and the National Library of Wales - two nearby and significant organisations

Careers

Graduates from the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth have expansive and varied careers. Many of our Masters graduates go on to PhD study and academic careers.  Others go on to careers in:
  • Museums and archives
  • heritage administration
  • tourism
  • public administration
  • the civil service
  • local government
  • teaching
  • journalism

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Concepts and Sources in Heritage Studies 
  • Dissertation 
  • Research Methods and Professional Skills in History 
  • Working with History 
  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making 
  • Heritage Organisations and the Presentation of the Past 
  • Information and Society 
  • Landownership and Society in Wales 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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