This course challenges students to interrogate the political, social and intellectual structures which shape both the media itself and historians� approaches to the media. Students investigate the concerted theoretical study of mass media of the early 20th century and move on to look at the historiography of the newspaper press, of film, and of broadcasting. Students also are introduced to the practical challenges of research in media archives, including a hands-on exploration of the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales (NSSAW). Students gain a wealth of expertise on subjects as diverse as war and the media, the media and power, and the press and political culture. Students also receive an excellent grounding in the history of historians� practice and the development thereof, giving them an intimate and practiced knowledge of the methodologies of the historian which they apply in their own research.
Honours degree (minimum 2.2 with 56.5%) or equivalent in a related discipline; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 93 (internet based) where applicable.
Modules include: information and society; sources for posrgraduate research in the modern humanities and social sciences archive management: principles and techniques information and society; rare books and special collections; local studies and community heritage; media history: an introduction; war and the media.
The course is assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including the 15,000 word MA dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees)||18 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees)||18 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Penglais Campus||Aberystwyth||SY23 3AR||Wales|
Department of History and Welsh History