This three year Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Modern and Contemporary History covers the period from the French Revolution to the present day. It explores an era marked by mass participation, whether in politics, war or culture. It illuminates the contradictions of modernity, characterised by utopian experiments and their often nightmarish outcomes, by the proclamation of human rights, genocide and ethnic cleansing, and by the promise of reason, science and technology. Studying for a
This three year Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Modern and Contemporary History covers the period from the French Revolution to the present day. It explores an era marked by mass participation, whether in politics, war or culture. It illuminates the contradictions of modernity, characterised by utopian experiments and their often nightmarish outcomes, by the proclamation of human rights, genocide and ethnic cleansing, and by the promise of reason, science and technology. Studying for a degree in Modern and Contemporary History at Aberystwyth will take you on a journey of discovery, opening your mind to the experiences of different people and places that have helped form the contemporary world. It will also be a journey of self-exploration, equipping you with the practical skills and the confidence to excel in your chosen career. A degree in Modern and Contemporary History will allow you to place the past in perspective, and to gain the analytical skills of interpretation, analysis and communication that are so vital to employers. History has been taught at Aberystwyth University since the late nineteenth century, making the Department of History and Welsh History one of the most established in Wales and one of the foremost in Britain. Our modules are designed to provide you with a broad range of political, social, economic and cultural history themes from many eras and several continents. With an emphasis on cultivating a supportive learning environment, that includes one-to-one tutorials and small group teaching, we will help you realise your passion for the past. Through varied assessment that includes both written and oral work, we will also provide you with the personal skills to communicate that passion effectively. All our lecturers are active researchers who publish their work regularly, and we ensure all students feel part of that research community. In addition to a fine University library, as a History student at Aberystwyth you will have access to the National Library of Wales. One of only five copyright libraries in the United Kingdom, with over six million books, maps, prints and manuscripts, it is situated within a five-minute walk of the Department. You will find this especially valuable when studying your special subject and writing your dissertation in your final year. Our graduates have been successful in securing a profession in many different fields including:+ Education;+ Law; + Archivists; + Publishers; + Politicians; + Civil Servants; + Media; + Armed Forces.
There might be a part-time course available for this subject, we are waiting for data from our partner UCAS.
Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth) is located on the beautiful coast of mid Wales, surrounded by breath-taking scenery of rolling hills and sea. The university, part of the local town affectionately known as “Aber”, forms a vibrant cosmopolitan cultural hub. This beautiful town offers some of the most picturesque views in Wales.
Whatever your interest, there is plenty to do in Aberystwyth; with beautiful sandy beaches just a stone’s throw away, and the Cambrian Mountains on our doorstep. There’s no beauty quite like the beauty of Aberystwyth.
Students love its location and social life, while it’s internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching and research.