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Aberystwyth University

Hanes a Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol (History and International Politics)

UCAS Code: VLD2
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Politics
  • History by period
Student score
85% MED
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£16k MED
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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

Not Available

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

Bu modd astudio Hanes fel pwnc ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth ers ei sefydlu yn 1872, a thros y 140 mlynedd diwethaf rydym wedi perffeithioâ??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. Gallwn felly roi cyfle iti ddatblygu dy ddoniau a dy ddiddordebau hanesyddol drwy astudioâ??n agos gyda thiwtoriaid syâ??n arbenigwyr yn eu meysydd. Caiff yr adran ei chydnabod fel un oâ??r prif adrannau Hanes ym Mhrydain. Bwriad elfen hanesyddol y radd yw datblygu dy ddiddordebau hanesyddol, gan ehangu a dyfnhau dy wybodaeth a dy ddealltwriaeth oâ??r pwnc. Maeâ??r rhaglen wedi ei chynllunio i fod yn hyblyg iawn, fel bod modd teilwraâ??r radd i dy ddiddordebau penodol dy hun. Fel rhan o dy radd ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth byddiâ??n meithrin sgiliau gwerthfawr gan gynnwys y gallu i brosesu llawer iawn o wybodaeth a chyfathrebuâ??n effeithiol ar lafar ac ar bapur. Sefydlwyd yr Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol yn 1919 ar ddiwedd y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf, a dymaâ??r adran brifysgol gyntaf oâ??i bath, ac maeâ??n parhau i fod yn un oâ??r adrannau gwleidyddiaeth a chysylltiadau rhyngwladol mwyaf yn Ewrop, a chanddi dros 40 o staff academaidd. Maeâ??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 â?? 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 hynnyâ??n newid o hyd.

Modules

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
18%
82%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

14%
68%
18%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

52%
48%

Year 2

32%
52%
16%

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 95%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
296 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

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. 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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