Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Welsh Politics and Society (Research Training)

This course provides students with an advanced level understanding of contemporary political, economic and social trends in the devolved Wales in which the National Assembly for Wales has been established. The scheme's multi-disciplinary approach provides a firm contextual basis to understanding contemporary Wales. It provides a strong grounding in the historical context, the making of contemporary Wales and a critical engagement with key intellectual debates regarding Wales' politics, society and history. In addition, students will develop detailed knowledge of the operation of devolved government in Wales, relations with other levels of governance and a critical awareness of the policy-making process in post-devolution Wales. Contemporary Wales is also located within a broader comparative context as the scheme provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of the UK and European contexts and trends in territorial politics, regional policy and governance.

Entry requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above. 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.

English Language Requirements: If you have a Bachelor's degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency.

Course modules

The Welsh Politics and Society (Research Training) is a pathway designed to emphasise social science or humanities research training as well as specialist provision scheme core module (compulsory), a suite of research training modules amounting to 60 credits (compulsory) and select a smaller number of modules from a bespoke basket of degree scheme related options. Like the Specialist degree scheme, this pathway culminates in a dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through a combination of examinations, project work, short reports, essays and dissertation. It may, depending on the modules chosen, include seminar presentations, review essays and literature searches.

Sponsorship information

Please see http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/fees-finance/

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 6,125 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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