BA

Almaeneg / Hanes

Prif Ffeithiau

Cod RV21
  • Cynnig lefel-A nodweddiadol

    BBB with B in any subject. B in German unless to be studied as a beginner

  • Hyd y Cwrs

    4 blwyddyn

  • Cyfrwng Cymraeg

    56%

Manylion pellach ynglŷn â'r gofynion mynediad

Ymgeisio Nawr

In choosing to study History and German 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 German 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.

Bodlonrwydd Myfyrwyr Cyffredinol a Chanlyniadau Cyflogadwyedd

Adran Hanes a Hanes Cymru: 91% boddhad myfyrwyr (ACF 2018)

99% o’n graddedigion mewn gwaith a/neu astudiaethau pellach o fewn chew mis ar ôl graddio, 6% yn uwch na graddedigion o’r Astudiaethau Hanesyddol ac Athronyddol yn genedlaethol.(HESA 2018*)

Adran Ieithoedd Modern: 92% boddhad myfyrwyr ym maes pwnc Ieithoedd (ACF 2018)

95% o’n graddedigion mewn gwaith a/neu astudiaethau pellach o fewn chwe mis ar ôl graddio, 4% yn uwch na graddedigion Ieithoedd yn genedlaethol. (HESA 2018)

Trosolwg

History has been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the University in 1872, making it the oldest History department in Wales and one of the foremost in Britain. The interests of our lecturers span the period from antiquity to the modern world, so we can provide you with a broad range of political, social, economic and cultural history modules from all periods. All our lecturers are active researchers who publish their work, and you will benefit from being taught the latest historical theories and techniques. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment the university was placed in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.

In addition to a fine University library, as a History student at Aberystwyth you will enjoy full membership of 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 third year. Through our close association with the National Library we are also able to offer you exciting work placement opportunities there. 

You will find a very friendly and welcoming community in the Department, and the lively History Society organizes a programme of guest lectures, visits to places of interest and social events throughout the year. The Department has established links with a number of universities overseas, so we can also provide you with the opportunity to spend a period of time abroad immersing yourself in a different and exciting historical culture. 

Your third year will be spent abroad, either studying at a university, working as an English assistant in a school, working in other employment, or in a combination of these possibilities. Within the Erasmus framework the University currently enjoys special links with the universities of Augsburg, Heidelberg, Düsseldorf and Salzburg.

Language skills are vital to the UK’s economic, political and strategic interests and languages graduates are in demand by employers. Whilst you will have acquired the same skills as other Arts graduates, you will have one major advantage compared to other students: you will have lived independently in a foreign country, and have learnt the important social skill of intercultural communication. Employers value the independence, the social confidence and the high level of linguistic skill acquired.

Ein Staff

Mae gan bob un o ddarlithwyr yr Adran Hanes a Hanes Cymru gymwysterau hyd at safon PhD, ac mae gan y rhan fwyaf hefyd TUAAU.

Mae gan bob un o ddarlithwyr yr Adran Ieithoedd Modern gymwysterau hyd at safon PhD ac maent yn gwneud gwaith ymchwil. Rydym hefyd yn cyflogi tiwtoriaid iaith, rhai ohonynt â gradd PhD, a phob un yn addysgwyr profiadol. O bryd i'w gilydd, cyflogwn siaradwyr brodorol o brifysgolion sy'n bartneriaid i ni dramor (lectoriaid), sy'n dod atom â chymeradwyaeth uchel ar sail eu llwyddiant academaidd yn eu prifysgolion eu hunain, ac mae sawl un ohonynt wedi hyfforddi fel addysgwyr. 

Modiwlau

Noder: Y modiwlau a restrir isod yw'r modiwlau y bwriedir eu cyflwyno ar hyn o bryd yn ystod y flwyddyn academaidd nesaf ac mae'n bosibl y gallant newid. Maent wedi'u cynnwys yma i roi syniad o strwythur y cwrs.

Core

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Cyflwyno Hanes * HA12120 20

Opsiynau

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Concwest, Uno a Hunaniaeth yng Nghymru 1250-1800 * HC11120 20
Cymru a'r Byd: Cysylltiadau a Dylanwadau 1860 - 2000 HC11520 20
Cymru yn Oes y Chwyldro, 1773-1850 HC11420 20
Oes y Fictoriaid HA13820 20
Fe'i cyflwynir yn rhannol neu'n gyflawn drwy gyfrwng yn Saesneg

Core

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
German Language (Beginners) GE10740 40
German Language Advanced GE19930 30

Opsiynau

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Age of Magna Carta-England and Its Neighbours C1180-C1280 HY12520 20
America and Britain During the Great Depression HY10620 20
America: From Colony to Superpower HY15620 20
Britain, Germany and the Great War HY13520 20
Crisis, Rebellion and Faith: Europe 1000-1517 HY11320 20
Exploring German Cultural Identity GE10810 10
Introduction to European Film EL10520 20
Language, Culture, and Identity in Europe EL10820 20
Manners & Misdemeanours:Polite Society in 18th Century Engla HY12820 20
Modernity and the Making of Asia HY15220 20
The Black Death HY12620 20

Core

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Llunio Hanes * HA20120 20

Opsiynau

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Concro’r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc HA21820 20
Diwylliant, Cymdeithas a’r Fictoriaid HA29320 20
Y Rhyfel Mawr trwy Lygaid y Cymry HC22320 20
Gwrando ar Hanes: Y mudiad Hawliau Sifil yn America HA24720 20
Fe'i cyflwynir yn rhannol neu'n gyflawn drwy gyfrwng yn Saesneg

Core

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
German Language GE20130 30

Opsiynau

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
An Age of Empire: Britain and Ireland, 1850-1914 HY26920 20
Crime, Riot and Morality in Wales 1750-1850 * WH23420 20
East and West in the Age of crusades, c. 1050-c.1250 HY25120 20
European Society and the Medieval Mind 1200-1500 HY25820 20
Expansion, Intervention and Influence: The United States as a Continental Power HY29120 20
Extended Essay Module EL20510 10
From the Second Empire to the Third Reich: Weimar Germany 1914-1933 HY28420 20
German-speaking Refugees from National Socialism in the UK GE27220 20
Media and Society in Twentieth Century Britain HY27520 20
Medieval London: national capital, international city HY28020 20
Oral History: The Past in the Present HY22520 20
Researching with Letters and Diaries HY22620 20
Science, Religion and Magic HY28620 20
Seals in Their COntext in Medieval England and Wales HY24420 20
Short Prose in German GE27110 10
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 1 IC21820 20
The Atlantic World, 1492-1825 HY29720 20
The Great Divergence: Europe and Asia, c.1300-c.1800 HY26320 20
The Language of German Drama GE29120 20
The Ottoman EMpire and Early Modern travel Writing HY22220 20
The Rise of Modern Medicine, c.1750-2000 HY27320 20
Women and Gender in Britain, c.1800-1950 HY26820 20

Core

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Year Abroad Assessment GES0060 60
Abroad Year Credits HYS0060 60

Cyflogadwyedd

Your BA in History with German opens up a range of exciting opportunities for employment and further training. While many History graduates take up careers directly linked to their subject such as working in the fields of archives, heritage or museum management, others find employment in a wide range of related and non-related professional employment, including librarianship, records management, journalism, media, advertising, the legal profession, local government, business and finance, a range of jobs which incorporate research, professional writing, the police force, the military, public relations and personnel management. The research and analytical skills you will develop during your degree also provide a sound basis for postgraduate study and for a career in academia. 

Modern linguists are statistically amongst the most employable graduates. Many of our European Languages graduates go on to teach the languages they themselves have learned and a high proportion of them go into administrative and managerial posts. Many students also choose to do postgraduate work in a range of different fields, e.g. MBA or translating and interpreting. Others have found jobs in areas such as the Civil Service, tourism, social work, librarianship, publishing or broadcasting. Our degrees also take our students across the world. 

Transferable Skills 

Studying for a BA in History with German will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

 • the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form 

 • effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills

 • the ability to work independently

 • time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines 

 • self-motivation and self-reliance 

 • evaluating and organising information 

 • research skills 

Year in Employment scheme (YES) 

The University operates a Year in Employment Scheme (YES), which offers you a fantastic opportunity to take a year out between your second and third year to work in an organisation in the UK or overseas. YES provides a very rewarding and worthwhile experience, both personally and professionally, and can help you to stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market. The University’s Career Service will help you to explore your options and secure a suitable work placement.

Addysg a Dysgu

You will be able to tailor your study through careful selection from a range of elective modules, both in History and, to a lesser extent (as German is the Minor subject), in the European Languages Department.

In your first year we offer a core module designed to ease you into your undergraduate studies. If you have studied History before, it will set your previous historical studies in a wider context; if you have not taken History at A level, it will serve as an ideal introduction to the subject. The module identifies new concepts and historical skills, new methods and periods, and some of the most exciting recent historical works. You will also be able to choose other modules from a wide selection reflecting a broad chronological and thematic range, so you can study the topics that appeal most to your own personal interests.
In your second year, you will take a module on historical method, which examines the way in which the meaning, methods and writing of history have changed over time. You can also choose from an extensive list of modules designed to broaden your knowledge, give you an insight into the historian’s craft and focus more closely on different topics and periods.
In your fourth year, as well as choosing a number of modules from a wide range, you select a special subject which enables you to study a specific historical topic in depth and allows an extensive use of original sources, deploying the critical research skills of a practising historian.

The aims of the History syllabus are to communicate the variety and excitement of current approaches to the academic study of History, and to teach such key skills as information retrieval, interpretation and self-expression. You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including examinations, assessed essays, projects, presentations, and a dissertation on a subject of particular interest to you.

The Department is committed to teaching through individual tutorials and small-group seminars alongside traditional lectures, and to delivering innovative and high quality teaching that will allow you to realise your potential, and to meet your learning expectations. Some preparatory reading in advance of your seminars will enable you to fully engage in the more detailed discussions and sharing of ideas that take place, and the small numbers of students in each seminar group means that you will receive a lot of attention from the lecturers. The one-to-one tutorial gives you the opportunity to receive individual attention and useful feedback from your lecturer on the coursework that you have submitted. Coursework will develop your capacity to research, analyse and present an argument clearly and coherently, while seminars will help you hone your presentation skills.

You will be assigned a personal tutor in each Department throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
German, with over 90 million speakers, is the language of the greatest economic power in Europe. It is available both for beginners and for advanced students. Beginners follow an intensive course in the first year, including guided and independent work in the Language Resource Centre. In the second year beginners and advanced students are taught together.

The core German module in each year is devoted to language work. You acquire and consolidate the three skills: writing, speaking and listening. In the first year, especially, in lectures and small groups, we seek to consolidate your knowledge of German grammar and to impart the necessary terminology to enable you to talk about the German language. Various methods are used to raise your languageawareness and to improve your linguistic skills, e.g. translating into and out of German, free composition and grammar exercises. You will also get plenty of oral practice and the opportunity to hone your listening skills. The workshops give you the chance not only to speak German, but to practise your presentation skills and to learn more about the cultural context in which the language is used.

In addition to the core language module, students who take German as a Minor subject with History will also be able to choose one 10-credit elective module in each year, enabling them to learn about aspects of the German economy and political system, culture or literature.

Gofynion Mynediad Nodweddiadol

Lefel A BBB with B in any subject. B in German unless to be studied as a beginner

Gofynion TGAU (grade C min):
English or Welsh

Diploma Cenedlaethol BTEC:
DMM-DDM with specified subject

Bagloriaeth Ryngwladol:
28 points overall with 5 points in German at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner

Bagloriaeth Ewropeaidd:
70-75% overall with 70% in German unless to be studied as a beginner

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