BA

Hanes / Llenyddiaeth Saesneg

Prif Ffeithiau

Cod QV31
  • Cynnig lefel-A nodweddiadol

    BBB-ABB with B in any English-related A level

  • Hyd y Cwrs

    3 blwyddyn

  • Cyfrwng Cymraeg

    50%

Manylion pellach ynglŷn â'r gofynion mynediad

Ymgeisio Nawr

In choosing to study the joint honours History and English Literature Degree at Aberystwyth University you will have the opportunity to combine two highly stimulating academic subjects. The History and English Literature degree will allow you to immerse yourself in a broad range of historical periods, complemented by the study of literary texts from medieval times through to modern. Graduates of our History and English Literature Degree are increasingly sought after by employers for their highly-developed research, analysis, team-work and communications abilities.

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 Saesneg ac Ysgrifennu Creadigol: 93% boddhad myfyrwyr ym maes pwnc asduiaethau Saesneg (ACF 2018)

96% o’n graddedigion mewn gwaith a/neu astudiaethau pellach o fewn chwe mis ar ôl graddio, 2% yn uwch na graddedigion Ieithoedd yn genedlaethol. (HESA 2018)

Trosolwg

Why study History/ English Literature at Aberystwyth University?

  • At Aberystwyth, we ensure that your experience is one that is memorable and cherished. This was recognised in the latest National Student Survey where the department of English & Creative Writing is ranked top 10 in the UK and History & Welsh history department scored a 92% for student satisfaction student satisfaction (NSS, 2017).
  • 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 is home to New Welsh Review, Wales’ foremost literary magazine - this could be an exciting opportunity for you to get involved.
  • You will have the opportunity to explore literary theory - philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and problematize the ways we read.
  • Our degrees are innovative ensuring you can get the best qualification.Our subject areas range from early to modern history, political history, social history, economic and cultural history.
  • Take on a new adventure and explore corners of the World through our exciting exchange placements. 
  • You will be immersed in a supportive community of creative and critical thinkers, literary experts, and published scholars from every field.
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.

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
Ancestral Voices EN10220 20
Critical Practice EN11320 20

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
American Literature 1819-1925 EN11220 20
Britain, Germany and the Great War HY13520 20
Contemporary Writing EN10520 20
Crisis, Rebellion and Faith: Europe 1000-1517 HY11320 20
Greek and Roman Epic and Drama CL10120 20
Introduction to Poetry WR10420 20
Literature And The Sea EN11420 20
Manners & Misdemeanours:Polite Society in 18th Century Engla HY12820 20
Modernity and the Making of Asia HY15220 20
The Beginning of the English Language EN11520 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
Literary Theory: Debates and Dialogues EN20120 20

Opsiynau

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
An Age of Empire: Britain and Ireland, 1850-1914 HY26920 20
Classical Drama and Myth CL20320 20
Contemporary Queer Fiction EN21620 20
Crime, Riot and Morality in Wales 1750-1850 * WH23420 20
Demons, Degenerates and New Women (Fin de Siecle Fictions) EN23420 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
Forms of Children's Narrative Prose EN27820 20
From the Second Empire to the Third Reich: Weimar Germany 1914-1933 HY28420 20
In the Olde Days: Medieval Texts and Their World EN23120 20
Literary Modernisms EN20920 20
Literature since 1945 EN22920 20
Media and Society in Twentieth Century Britain HY27520 20
Medieval London: national capital, international city HY28020 20
Nineteenth Century Literature EN20720 20
Oral History: The Past in the Present HY22520 20
Place and Self EN22120 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
Shakespeare, Jonson and Company EN23020 20
The Atlantic World, 1492-1825 HY29720 20
The Great Divergence: Europe and Asia, c.1300-c.1800 HY26320 20
The Ottoman EMpire and Early Modern travel Writing HY22220 20
The Rise of Modern Medicine, c.1750-2000 HY27320 20
The Shapes of Tragedy EN22020 20
Women and Gender in Britain, c.1800-1950 HY26820 20
Writing Women for the Public Stage, 1670-1780 EN28720 20

Opsiynau

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Concro'r Byd: Tŵf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc HA31820 20
Fe'i cyflwynir yn rhannol neu'n gyflawn drwy gyfrwng yn Saesneg

Opsiynau

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
American Literature in the Twentieth Century EN39420 20
An Age of Empire: Britain and Ireland, 1850-1914 HY36920 20
Crime, Riot and Morality in Wales 1750-1850 * WH33420 20
East & West in the Age of Crusades, c. 1070 - c. 1290 HY35120 20
European Society and the Medieval Mind 1200-1500 HY35820 20
Expansion, intervention and influence: The United States as a continental power HY39120 20
From the Second Empire to the Third Reich: Weimar Germany 1914-1933 HY38420 20
Haunting Texts EN30820 20
Literatures of Surveillance EN35320 20
Media and Society in Twentieth Century Britain HY37520 20
Medieval London: national capital, international city HY38020 20
Reading Theory / Reading Text EN30120 20
Remix: Chaucer In The Then and Now EN30620 20
Romantic Eroticism EN30520 20
Science, Religion and Magic HY38620 20
The Atlantic World, 1492-1825 HY39720 20
The Great Divergence: Europe and Asia, c.1300-c.1800 HY36320 20
The Mark of the Beast: Animals in Literature from the 1780s to the 1920a EN31320 20
The Postcolonial Novel EN31920 20
The Rise of Modern Medicine, c.1750-2000 HY37320 20
Twentieth Century Welsh Writing in English EN30420 20
Undergraduate Dissertation EN30040 40
Victorian Childhoods EN30320 20
Women and Gender in Britain, c.1800-1950 HY37920 20

Cyflogadwyedd

A degree in History with 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;
  • Archivist;
  • Advertising;
  • Publishing;
  • Education;
  • Civil Service;
  • Business;
  • Finance;
  • New Media.

As a department we are very proud of our notable and esteem alumni;

  • Dr Tim Brain, former Chief Constable of Gloucestershire
  • Guto Bebb, Member of Parliament
  • Dr Joanne Cayford,  BBC 
  • Berwyn Davies, Head of the Welsh Higher Education Office Brussels
  • Iwan Griffiths, Sports reporter for the S4C (Welsh language broadcast channel)

Heritage sector student placements

Our department has strong links with the heritage sector, and an established portfolio of student placements. In the past, students have spent up to three weeks at the National Library of Wales (including Welsh-medium opportunities), the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historic Monuments of Wales, and the Society of Antiquaries of London. These placements provide the opportunity for ‘hands-on’ experience and insights into the heritage sector, and are very valuable for the CV!

Tweets from 2014 Society of Antiquaries’ placement students:

‘Got to see three copies of the Magna Carta at once today!’ ‘Kudos to Aber Uni for helping me get the placement, can't wait for tomorrow’ 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer. 

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

International opportunities: Erasmus & the Study Abroad programme

Having a range of experiences is very valuable for life after university, and excellent opportunities are provided by the Erasmus or Study Abroad schemes. History & Welsh History have established Erasmus exchange programmes with universities in Germany, Prague, Budapest and Norway. The Department also has links with a number of American colleges.

Alumni mentoring and graduate talks 

The Alumni Mentoring Scheme will enable you to make contact with past graduates in a range of careers in a safe and supportive environment. History & Welsh History also arranges talks from alumni at different stages of their careers. Recent talks include ‘From university to a career in cultural heritage: first steps’, presented by a recent graduate who now has a place on a prestigious Tate Gallery traineeship.

Addysg a Dysgu

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In your first year you may discover:

  • Historical skills, new methods and periods;
  • New techniques for approaching literary texts;
  • Key figures from literary history;
  • Skills in comparative analysis;
  • New reading strategies.

In your second year you may explore:

  • Historical method- which enables you to explore the meaning, methods and writing of history have changed over time;
  • Historian’s craft;
  • Theoretical approaches to the practice of literary criticism;
  • Core text from medieval period through to the twentieth century.

In your third year you may study:

  • Elizabethan drama;
  • Modern ghost stories;
  • American Literature;
  • Wales under the Tudors;
  • Victorian culture and society;
  • Independent research project.

How will I be taught?

Our degree is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and one-to-one tutorials. We also encourage self-directed learning designed to stimulate your academic interest in English Literature and nurture your personal and intellectual development.

You will be assessed through essays, exams and oral presentation. You will also be required to complete additional, non-assessed, assignments and to work with others on particular tasks.

Further information

As you study, you will develop a range of skills which will benefit you in further study or any graduate workplace. You will learn to: employ multiple critical techniques when approaching texts; develop a reflective practice in reading and writing; articulate a detailed critical analysis of your subject; and respond to any task with creativity, flair and style.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or pastoral issues. Your personal tutor will also be responsible for delivering tutorials that will help you in the development of key skills. You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Barn ein Myfyrwyr

What I love about studying History at Aberystwyth is everything! It is such a great degree scheme, with a wide range of modules to choose from in each year of study. The tutors are fantastic and always helpful and knowledgeable. Everyone within the department is friendly - staff and students alike - which creates a lovely working atmosphere. We have a fantastic resource just down the road, the National Library of Wales, which not only contains every book published in the UK after 1911 but is also a beautiful building to study in and commands the best view over the whole of Aberystwyth town. Studying History at Aberystwyth was the best decision I have ever made! Rachel Twomey

What I love about the English Literature course at Aberystwyth University is the diversity which is offered. From the beginning of the degree to nearly finishing I have studied such a wide range of literature, some of which I didn't even know existed. I feel this has broadened my mind and provided me with a wide understanding of the different types of literature which will benefit me in my further studies. Chloe Morgan

Darganfod Mwy

Gofynion Mynediad Nodweddiadol

Lefel A BBB-ABB with B in any English-related A level

Gofynion TGAU (grade C min):
English or Welsh

Diploma Cenedlaethol BTEC:
DMM-DDM with specified subject

Bagloriaeth Ryngwladol:
30 points overall with 6 points in any English-related subject at Higher Level

Bagloriaeth Ewropeaidd:
65% overall with 70% in specified subject

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