What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
BBB with B in any subject
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.
% applicants receiving offers97%
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.
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
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
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. We are rated high by our students in the National Student Survey (NSS). 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 many exciting exchange opportunities available.
History Year 1: Introduction to history; three queens and their subjects; Stuart England war, political crisis and social change 1629-1714; Britain and the first World War; the making of modern America; conquest, union and identity in Wales; argyfwng, gwrthryfel a ffydd yn ewrop C.1000-1540 (Crisis, rebellion and faith in Europe); Concwest, Uno A Hunaniaeth Yng Nghymru 1250-1800 (Conquest, Union And Identity In Wales 1250-1800); Cymru Yn Oes Y Chwyldro, 1773-1850 (Government In The Age Revolution, 1773-1850). Year 2: Germany since 1945 / Yr Almaen Ers 1945; the rise of kingship in Europe, c. 1000 - c. 1200; modern Japan: from samurai to salary men; Hanes Ar Y Teledu (history on television); studying Cuban history through film; oral history: the past in the present; the creative industries in twentieth-century Britain; journalism and the writing of history; medieval chronicles: historical writing in the British isles 540-1300; exploring nineteenth-century exhibitions Year 3: Dissertation / traethawd estynedig; kingship, politics and power: England, c.1100-c.1250; British society and the French revolution, 1789-1803; Stalin and Stalinism; the third Reich; refugees in America, 1933-1995; gwaith, cymuned a gwleidyddiaeth ym meysydd glo prydain, c. 1850-1947 (work, community coalfields and politics in Britain, c. 1850-1947 hp37330); pillars of the earth: medieval cathedrals and their builders; gender in history: the early modern experience; radical and romantic wales, 1780-1847; the swinging sixties: cultural revolution in Britain.
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
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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