Cardiff University

Cardiff University

History and Memory

This course aims to offer knowledge and expertise in subject-specific and generic skills, qualifying you for both academic and non-academic positions in a variety of organisations. Our students acquire a broad mix of generic research skills, transferable skills and subject-specific skills. These �generic� research skills, are the skills that are important for undertaking any type of research project: mastering information technology, for example, or improving writing styles. Transferable skills are those which improve employability in the broader labour market: these can range from mastery of a foreign language to good communication skills. Discipline-specific skills are more squarely focussed upon the academic discipline you are studying.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 (upper 2nd Class) degree award, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject; applicants are also required to submit a research proposal (word limit/suggested length: 2,000-3,000 words); those whose 1st language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS or 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) in TOEFL or equivalent.

Course modules

Research areas: crime narratives; fiction; film; France (culture, history, literature and politics); Galician studies; Germany (culture, history, literature and politics); history of ideas; historiography and historical thought; Italy (culture, history, literature and politics); literature and culture; memory; migration; Spain (culture, history, literature and politics); testimony.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 208 70084