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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • History by area
Student score
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB with B in any subject

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DMM-DDM

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Why study History at Aberystwyth University? History has been taught in Aberystwyth since 1872, making our department the oldest in Wales and one of the foremost in Britain. Our degrees are innovative ensuring you can get the best qualification. In the 2016 National Student Survey, Aberystwyth University is in the top 4 UK and 1st Wales for student satisfaction. Our subject areas range from early to modern history, political history, social history, economic and cultural history. We have a copyright library on campus, the National Library of Wales. There are various exciting exchange opportunities available.

Modules

Year 1 core module: introduction to history. Year 1 options:; capitalism and the making of the modern world 1850-2025; Stuart England: war, political crisis and social change 1629-1714; the Victorian age; power, protest and society in modern wales 1850 -1997; 3 queens and their subjects; Britain and the first world war; the making of modern America 1850-2000; conquest, union and identity in wales 1250-1800. Year 2 core modules: Germany since 1945; historians and the writing of history 2; the rise of kingship in Europe, c. 1000 - c. 1200. Year 2 options: the challenge to Christendom; modern Europe, 1789-1955; studying Cuban history through film; myth and history in the Viking age (saga and society in medieval Iceland); history as myth-making: the 'myth of the blitz'; the creative industries in 20th-century Britain; journalism and the writing of history; medieval chronicles (historical writing in the British isles 540-1300); exploring nineteenth-century exhibitions; early modernity in film. Year 3 core module: dissertation. Year 3 option module: kingship, politics and power: England, c.1100-c.1250; the reign of Edward 2, 1307-1327; soldiers, scholars and sailors: travel and mobility in the 13th and 14th centuries; the empire of physics, 1789-1914; the Irish in Britain, c.1830-1922; work, life and death in the British coalfields, c.1850-1947; the swinging 60s (cultural revolution in Britain); Stalin and Stalinism; refugees in America, 1933-1995; pillars of the earth (medieval cathedrals and their builders); gender in history (the early modern experience); Britain at war, 1939-1945; the 3rd Reich.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
13%
87%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
58%
42%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

34%
66%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

95%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 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, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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