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Aberystwyth University

Hanes Modern a Gwleidyddiaeth

UCAS Code: VL1F

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

With B in any subject.

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

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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

With B in any subject.

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

History

Politics

Wrth ddewis astudio’r cwrs BA Gwleidyddiaeth a Hanes Modern ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth byddi’n cael y cyfle i astudio mewn dwy adran uchel iawn eu bri sy’n arloesi o ran dysgu ac ymchwil, sef yr Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol a’r Adran Hanes a Hanes Cymru. Mae’r cynllun gradd mewn Gwleidyddiaeth a Hanes Modern yn un cyffrous a diddorol.

Mae’r cynllun gradd Anrhydedd Sengl mewn Gwleidyddiaeth a Hanes Modern yn canolbwyntio ar hanes a gwleidyddiaeth ddiweddar. Mae’n cyfuno arbenigedd haneswyr a gwyddonwyr gwleidyddol mewn cwrs cyfrannol sy’n rhoi cryn hyblygrwydd i ti wrth ddewis modiwlau.
Rhennir y gwaith dysgu rhwng yr Adran Hanes a Hanes Cymru a’r Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol, dwy adran a enillodd glod am eu gwaith dysgu ac ymchwil yn eu priod feysydd.

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 elfen o hanes yn cynnig gweledigaeth a all ein helpu i ddeall digwyddiadau’r byd sydd ohoni.
Bydd elfen wleidyddol y radd hon yn trafod y syniadau sy’n sail i’n bywydau o ddydd i ddydd, megis cyfiawnder, rhyddid, grym, cymuned, cydraddoldeb a dinasyddiaeth. Bydd gradd mewn Gwleidyddiaeth a Hanes Modern yn caniatáu i ti roi digwyddiadau diweddar mewn perspectif ac yn rhoi i ti sgiliau dadansoddi dehongli a chyfathrebu, sydd mor bwysig mewn bywyd bob dydd.

Sefydlwyd yr Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol yn 1919 ar ddiwedd y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf, a dyma’r adran brifysgol gyntaf o’i bath, ac mae’n parhau i fod yn un o’r adrannau gwleidyddiaeth a chysylltiadau rhyngwladol mwyaf yn Ewrop, a chanddi dros 40 o staff academaidd.
Yn y Fframwaith Rhagoriaeth Ymchwil diweddaraf (2014), cafodd yr Adran ei enwi fel yr Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol gorau yng Nghymru a seithfed gorau yn y Deyrnas Unedig am ansawdd ymchwil, gyda 69% o gyhoeddiadau a gyflwynwyd o safon sydd gyda’r dosbarthiadau Gorau yn y Byd ac yn Rhagorol yn Rhyngwladol.

Mae’r awyrgylch dysgu cynhyrfus a chosmopolitaidd yma yn croesawu myfyrwyr o bedwar ban byd, ac yn gartref bywiog i drafodaeth wleidyddol gyfoes. Mae gan yr adran hanes hir o edrych ar y byd a gofyn cwestiynau sylfaenol am ystod o bynciau – materion megis rhyfel, cudd-wybodaeth a diogelwch, tlodi byd-eang, moeseg a newid hinsawdd; sut y daeth y byd i fod fel ag y mae, a sut y mae hynny’n newid o hyd.

Bu modd astudio Hanes fel pwnc ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth ers ei sefydlu yn 1872, a thros y 140 mlynedd diwethaf rydym wedi perffeithio’r cynlluniau gradd yr ydym yn eu cynnig er mwyn sicrhau dy fod yn cael y radd orau posib. Mae darlithwyr yr Adran Hanes a Hanes Cymru i gyd hefyd yn ymwneud â gwaith ymchwil diweddar. Yn yr asesiad Fframwaith Rhagoriaeth Ymchwil 2014, roedd 95% o ymchwil a gynnalwyd yn Brifysgol Aberystwyth o safon â gydnabyddir yn rhyngwladol. Gallwn felly roi cyfle iti ddatblygu dy ddoniau a dy ddiddordebau hanesyddol drwy astudio’n agos gyda thiwtoriaid sy’n arbenigwyr yn eu meysydd.

Yn ogystal â Llyfrgell wych y Brifysgol, gall myfyrwyr Gwleiyddiaeth a Hanes Modern yn Aberystwyth fwynhau aelodaeth gyflawn o Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru. Dim ond pum llyfrgell hawlfraint a geir ledled Prydain, a’n Llyfrgell Genedlaethol ni yw un ohonynt. Mae’n dal mwy na 6 miliwn o lyfrau, mapiau a phrintiadau, ac mae’r cwbl o fewn pum munud i’r Adrannau. Bydd yr adnoddau hyn yn werthfawr dros ben wrth i ti ysgrifennu dy draethawd estynedig yn dy drydedd flwyddyn.

Mae cymdeithasau myfyrwyr bywiog yn y ddwy adran, sydd yn trefnu darlithoedd gan siaradwyr gwadd, ymweliadau â lleoedd o ddiddordeb a digwyddiadau cymdeithasol drwy’r flwyddyn. Mae ganddynt hefyd gysylltiadau â phrifysgolion dethol dramor, a dyma gyfle gwych i ti ehangu dy orwelion academaidd a chymdeithasol drwy dreulio rhan o dy brofiad prifysgol dramor.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£13,450
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 History and Welsh History

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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.

88%
high
History
89%
high
Politics

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.

History

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
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

88%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate
295

Politics

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D
284

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.

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.

92%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
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.

Politics

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Other administrative occupations
6%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Social sciences

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

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

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:

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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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