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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

In choosing to study History with French Degree at Aberystwyth University you will combine two valuable subjects. You will immerse yourself in a broad range of historical periods, and gain an understanding of how and why the world has evolved the way it has. This course is student-focused and you will be able to build on your existing knowledge of history whilst pursuing what fundamentally interests you. Our History graduates are sought by employers for their highly-developed research, analysis, teamwork and communications abilities. It will also provide you with a thorough understanding of the French language, and a deep understanding of the literature and culture. You will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of the expert staff in both departments. You will emerge with real world capabilities, enabling you to shape your future and develop the career you deserve.Why study French with History at Aberystwyth University?From the offset, you will receive 4 hours of language work per week. This includes reading/writing, aural, listening and translation. These four areas of linguistic development provide you with a solid foundation to increase your fluency competencies in French. History at Aberystwyth has been taught since 1872, making our department the most established and foremost in Britain. This degree is also available to students who wish to study French at beginners level. At beginners level and in your first year, you will be taught differently to the students who are entering the course at an advanced level (A level or equivalent) will receive intensive language classes bringing you to the same linguistic level as our advanced students. In your second and final year, you will be continuing the course with all advanced students.In addition to linguistic classes, we offer all students core and optional modules that expose you to literature, culture, language, politics and business.In the Department of History and Welsh History, our teaching is innovative and research-based. This means that you will have the opportunity to explore specialisms in History which include the early medieval period to the present day, ranging from four continents, and embracing political, social, economic and cultural history.The University also benefits from the National Library Wales which is located next to our Penglais campus, is a copyright library (one of five copyright Libraries across the UK). This facility provides you with the opportunity to discover a wealth of historical documents that could be of use for your future projects.All students in our department thrive in our multilingual environment. As a vibrant University, we attract students from all corners of the world. Many of our staff who will teach you are native speakers of the target language that they speak. We also teach most of our modules and classes through the target language, therefore the combination of departmental life and academic development will ensure that you have maximum exposure to the target languages that you're learning.Many of our students go on to teach the language they themselves have learned and a high proportion of our graduates go into administrative and managerial posts. A degree from the Department of Modern Languages is a qualification which opens the door to many professions in Britain, such as the civil service, tourism, social work, librarianship, publishing and broadcasting, and our degrees also take our students across the world.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,600per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

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

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 49 15

    36th out of 93 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    9th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    126 61%

    38th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    13th

    8

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