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Aberystwyth University

History and Education

UCAS Code: VX13
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 period
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
90% HIGH
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
95% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
£14k 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

This joint honours BA in Education and History will expose you to the broad spectrum of topics in education which include sociological, psychological and education factors and the fascinating sweep of history from ancient times to the present day, whilst equipping you with the knowledge required to communicate your subject. This course is perfect for aspiring teachers, tutors and lecturers with a particular interest in history and it will enable you to apply for Post Graduate teacher training (PGCE) in Primary or Secondary education.

Modules

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). 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; the Atlantic world, 1500 -1800; enterprise: the history of business since 1850; the British isles and the English revolution; the soviet union and the world, 1917-1991. Education. Year 1: Polisiau a materion mewn addysg/policies and issues in education; datblygiad plant/ child development. Options: Sgiliau astudio/study skills; early years provision: principles and practice; working with play; plant ifainc yn dysgu/young children learning; introduction to working with groups; play in practice. Year 2 core: Seicoleg dysgu a meddwl/psychology of learning and thinking. Options: llythrennedd mewn plant ifanc; dulliau ymchwil / research methods; literacy in young children; cultural diversity in education; bilingual education; making sense of the curriculum. Year 3 Core: gwerthuso ac adlewyrchu ar sgiliau dysgu yn gritigol / critically reflecting and evaluating learning and skills. Options. Datblygiad mathemategol yn y blynyddoedd cynnar / mathematical development in the early years; major dissertation; health and education; discourses of education and childhood; special educational needs; health and education; children's rights; communicating science: the scientists, the media and the public.

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
23%
77%

Year 1

14%
83%
3%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
46%
52%
2%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

35%
65%

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
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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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 94%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
84% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
308 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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% LOW
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

29%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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