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Aberystwyth University

Daearyddiaeth a Hanes Cymru

UCAS Code: LVT1

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-C,C,C

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-26

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-MMM

UCAS Tariff

96-120

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Human geography

Welsh history

Wrth ddewis astudio’r cwrs BA anrhydedd cyfun hwn, Daearyddiaeth a Hanes Cymru, ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth byddi’n dewis astudio mewn dwy adran uchel eu bri. Yr Adran Daearyddiaeth a Gwyddorau Daear Prifysgol Aberystwyth yw un o’r adrannau mwyaf ei maint a’r mwyaf byrlymus o’i bath ym Mhrydain. Mae’r Adran Hanes a Hanes Cymru yn cael ei chydnabod yn un o’r prif adrannau Hanes ym Mhrydain. Mae adnoddau dysgu ac addysgu gwych yn yr adran – sy’n berffaith i dy helpu i gael y canlyniadau gorau posibl ac i archwilio meysydd newydd a chyffrous.

Mae elfen ddaearyddol y cwrs yn gyfuniad o ddaearyddiaeth ffisegol a dynol, felly byddi’n profi amrywiaeth gyflawn y ddisgyblaeth ar draws y prosesau ffisegol a dynol sy’n llunio tirweddau a lleoedd ledled y byd. Byddi hefyd yn astudio’r materion gwleidyddol ac amgylcheddol sy’n codi yn sgîl perthynas dyn â’r ddaear. Defnyddir enghreifftiau o bedwar ban byd, ond mae llawer o’r modiwlau yn canolbwyntio’n benodol ar Gymru ac ar ei daearyddiaeth a’i hamgylchedd. Mae’r rhan fwyaf ohonom yn chwilfrydig am y gorffennol ac am y ffordd mae cymdeithas ddynol wedi esblygu dros amser.

Yn ogystal â bod yn ddiddorol ynddo’i hun, mae astudio hanes yn cynnig gweledigaeth a all ein helpu i ddeall digwyddiadau’r byd sydd ohoni. Bydd elfen Hanes y cwrs gradd yn dy alluogi i roi’r gorffennol mewn perspectif gan feithrin sgiliau dadansoddol, dehongli a chyfathrebu, sydd mor bwysig mewn bywyd bob dydd. Mae cymuned glos a chyfeillgar yn bodoli yn y ddwy Adran, sydd wedi eu lleoli yng nghanol campws y Brifysgol.

Mae Aberystwyth yn lleoliad gwych i astudio Daearyddiaeth – rhwng y môr a’r mynydd ar arfodir hardd Ceredigion. Mae’r adran yn gartref i labordai ac ystafelloedd cyfrifiadurol o’r radd flaenaf ac yn rhan o’r cwrs bydd myfyrwyr yn gwneud gwaith maes dwys ac yn cael cyfle i deithio.

Mae yma Gymdeithas Hanes fywiog sy’n trefnu darlithoedd gan siaradwyr gwadd, ymweliadau â mannau o ddiddordeb a digwyddiadau cymdeithasol drwy’r flwyddyn. Mae gennym hefyd nifer o gysylltiadau â phrifysgolion tramor, sy’n golygu y gallet fanteisio ar y cyfle i dreulio amser dramor yn mwynhau diwylliant hanesyddol gwahanol.

Mae cyflogadwyedd yn rhan annatod o’r holl gyrsiau a gynigiwn. Mae ein graddau yn cynnig sylfaen gadarn ar gyfer amrywiaeth eang o yrfaoedd ar draws ystod o sectorau. Mewn economi fyd-eang sy’n newid yn gyflym, mae ein graddedigion yn gallu addasu a galw ar ystod o sgiliau trosglwyddadwy, gan sicrhau bod galw amdanynt drwy’r amser. Ymhlith y setiau sgiliau y mae: Gwell sgiliau mathemategol a chyfrifiadurol; Sgiliau datrys problemau a meddwl creadigol effeithiol; Sgiliau technoleg gwybodaeth cadarn; Gallu gweithio’n annibynnol ac fel rhan o dîm; Sgiliau rheoli amser a threfnu; Sgiliau cyfathrebu ysgrifenedig ac ar lafar; Hunangymhelliant a hunanddibyniaeth.

Mae ein graddedigion wedi cael swyddi fel ymgynghorwyr amgylcheddol, cynllunwyr, gweision sifil, syrfewyr, ac ym myd addysg, ymhlith swyddi eraill.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£15,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Mae Prifysgol Aberystwyth yn cynnig pecyn gwerthfawr o ysgoloriaethau a bwrsariaethau i gynorthwyo myfyrwyr. Mae ein cystadleuaeth Ysgoloriaeth Mynediad hirsefydlog yn golygu y gallech gael hyd at £2,000 y flwyddyn tuag at eich costau byw a’ch costau astudio. Gallwch gyfuno Ysgoloriaeth Mynediad gydag unrhyw un, neu â’n holl wobrau eraill, i wneud eich pecyn ariannol yn fwy gwerthfawr. Mae’n ein gwobrau’n cynnwys Bwrsariaeth Aberystwyth, sy’n dibynnu ar brawf modd, yr Ysgoloriaethau Chwaraeon a Cherddoriaeth, bwrsariaethau i rai sy’n gadael gofal/gofalwyr ifainc ac ystod o wobrau adrannol-benodol. Ewch i’n gwefan i gael y manylion llawn.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Human geography
87%
high
Welsh history

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human geography

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
99%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

History

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human geography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Human geography

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Welsh history

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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