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History/English Literature BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In choosing to study this Education with History degree you'll cover a broad spectrum of childhood development activities that include the sociological, psychological and educational facets that influence the development of children alongside the essential History syllabus. You'll be taught by enthusiastic staff and cover a range of practical, theoretical and professional disciplines that employers in this discipline demand. Your skills and abilities will be enhanced with regular exposure to team-work, communications, interpersonal, and time and work management opportunities. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE at Aberystwyth.History has been taught in Aberystwyth since 1872, making our department the oldest in Wales and one of the foremost in Britain. We offer you opportunities to engage with a wide variety of approaches to literature and cultural history, combining critical thinking with scholarship. The Department of English and Creative Writing is home to New Welsh Review, Wales’ prominent literary magazine - this could be an exciting opportunity for you to get involved. You will have the option to explore literary theory - philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and problematise the ways we read. Our History subject areas range from early to modern history, political history, social history, economic and cultural history. Our innovative degrees ensure that you you can get the best qualification.You will be part of a University that endeavors to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. At Aberystwyth, you will be a student in a vibrant, cosmopolitan bilingual university town, between the rolling Cambrian mountains and the stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay. You’ll be part of a campus university with its own Sports Centre, a busy Arts Centre; and you’ll be next door to the National Library of Wales, only one in five copyright libraries in the UK. You will be immersed in a supportive and dynamic community of creative and critical thinkers, literary experts, and published scholars from every field. As a student in the Department of History & Welsh History and the Department of English & Creative Writing, you will have the opportunity to undertake a study abroad placement in one of many partnered Universities across Europe and the rest of the World or complete a year in industry (YES) and develop the skills and contact leads that will give you the head start in the competitive job market. A degree in English Literature is the "gold standard" for any employment setting where communication is valued. All of our modules deliver key skills that enable you to build a comprehensive C.V. that evidences your diverse range of competencies. Our graduates have been successful across the widest possible range of career destinations: + broadcasting+ journalism+ advertising+ publishing+ education+ the Civil Service+ business+ finance+ new media.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    86th out of 100 37

    45th out of 91 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    126 61%

    39th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%

    83rd

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    5th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    121 62%

    45th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53.0 53%

    56th

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    17th

    4

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