History is an inspiring, dynamic and relevant subject. It is always expanding and adapting to absorb new ideas and ask new questions of the past. Studying history will also help you develop practical skills valued by employers, such as the ability to collect and analyse data and to construct a clear argument. If you choose to follow the four year MArts degree, the first and second years are the same as for the BA degree; however, you do not undertake the dissertation in the third year and instead choose more optional modules and/or a research project. The aim of the fourth year is to enhance your skills as an historian, and with the support of experienced staff members, you will complete a Masters level dissertation on a topic of your choice. Why choose Bangor University for this course? Although we are a relatively small School, we have experts in all fields of History from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, who work principally on Britain, Europe and the United States of America. Our research influences, and is integrated into, our teaching. Our degrees are rigorous and will thus develop your skills of analysis, argument, and criticism, but you will be learning in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Staff are approachable, and enthusiastic. In the most recent National Student Survey, 90% of students thought that lecturers provided enthusiastic teaching, and 91% found their modules intellectually stimulating. Our course degree is unusually broad because we aim to provide you with as wide a range of modules as possible. You can then choose what to study. You might want to look at a wide range of time-periods and places, or you might want to specialize in Medieval and Early-Modern History or Modern and Contemporary History. You will often be taught in small groups, and because the School admits only about 120 students every year, staff will know your name. In addition, you will have access to various IT resources including our VLE (Blackboard), have the opportunity to go on fieldtrips or attend events like the annual Gregynog medieval colloquium, and attend the School’s research seminars. We recognize the importance of transferable skills to you and your future employers, including the ability to write well and to present clearly and your ability to use a number of different IT packages. These are an integral part of the degree programmes we offer. The local area is steeped in history and provides a resource for field work as well as a superb location for study. If you have a particular interest in Welsh History we are a natural place to study the subject.