WREXHAM UNIVERSITY has confirmed that it is set to scrap the history courses it currently offers.

The city and the surrounding area, of course, is steeped in plenty of historic tales to tell and hear about, as well as wonderful sites to visit.

From the splendour of Erddig to the magnificence of Thomas Telford’s aqueduct at Pontcysyllte, the area has so much to offer.

But, those looking to study history at Wrexham University - alongside visiting such important historical landmarks - will sadly soon no longer be able to do so.

Concerns had recently been raised via social media - from current and past students alike - that history courses were soon to be a thing of the past at the university.

Now, after being contacted by the Leader, Wrexham University has confirmed that it will be scrapping its history courses due to a 'decline in student demand'.


The decision was made by the academic board in early 2023 and will see the MA History and BA Social and Cultural History degrees 'discontinued'.

The university says the decision was taken in order to 'align with evolving student interests'.

Students currently enrolled on history courses will be able to finish them, the university added.

A statement from Wrexham University read: "In January 2023, our Academic Board made the decision to discontinue offering both our MA History and BA Social & Cultural History degrees due to a noticeable decline in student demand.

"This strategic move reflects our commitment to aligning our academic programmes with evolving student interests and market demands. This ensures our curriculum remains relevant and responsive to the needs of our students.

"Students enrolled on both our MA and BA courses at that time are able to finish their courses and these teach-out arrangements continue until September 2024 and the end of the 2024/25 academic year respectively."