University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Local History (South West Wales since 1800)

This course offers the guidance and support of professional historians and although it focuses upon the specific local history of South West Wales, the course also draws upon a general awareness of historical trends and a detailed working knowledge of Welsh history. The practical research element of the course familiarises the students with research strategies and resources and encourages them to undertake their own individual original research based upon their personal interests. Successful presentations could be considered for publication in relevant local history journals or as monographs. The course offers focused support in practical research skills and techniques and detailed analysis of primary material, much of it untapped, which exists in both Welsh and English.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course are normally expected to have reached degree standard however, relevant experience or interest can be considered in lieu of formal qualifications and subject to a successful application for the Recognition and Prior and Experiential Learning.

Course modules

Agricultural experiences; educational experiences; industrial experiences; popular culture 1860 - 1960; religious experiences; social experiences; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning - 1 years
MA Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Distance learning - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Carmarthen Campus Carmarthen SA31 3EP Wales
Distance Learning

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