7 Masters Courses

We offer 7 Masters in History, split between the Department of History and Medieval Studies and the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology.

All of our courses are taught by leading academics who actively conduct research in their field; this allows our students to study what they want to from B.C. to present day on one of our Masters programmes.


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A Masters in History can take you

onto further study. We also host PhD or MPhil programmes in History and Ancient History. Studying a Masters degree with us will give you the best opportunity to secure a place. 

The skills you develop can be utilised in a variety of industries. The History Department at Swansea Univerisity was ranked 2nd out of 92 departments for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide, 2020). Graduates often continue onto careers in Law, Business, Journalism, Managment Schemes, Local Government, Teacher Training, Human Resources and HMRC.

Your experience

For those choosing a Ancient History pathway, your experience will focus on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.
For those choosing an MA in Meidieval History, Early Modern History or Modern History your experience will focus on those respective periods.
For those choosing MA History, you will traverse different periods of History from the Middle Ages onwards. 

You will be joining a vibrant community who are passionate about History. All teaching staff are active researchers, some of whom work in Television and Film production to engage the public in history. These include:

  • Professor Martin Johnes' Wales, England's Colony?, a two part documentary on BBC 2, 2019.
  • Dr Alex Langlands' Digging Up Britain's Past, Channel 5, 2019. 
  • Dr Stephen Harrison and Dr Joanne Berry's Ancient World on Film project (HEFCW funded)

You will be assigned an academic mentor to assist you with your studies. We also host a variety of guest speakers and conferences throughout the year which provide you with the opportunity to network with professional historians worldwide.

On campus we have the Eygpt Centre and Richard Burton Archives, in which students can volunteer and develop heritage experience.