Hanes a'r Cyfryngau

BA Hanes a'r Cyfryngau Cod VP13 Ymgeisio Nawr Cofrestrwch am Ddiwrnod Agored

Ymgeisio Nawr

Prif Ffeithiau

Cod VP13
  • Cynnig lefel-A nodweddiadol

    BBB with B in any subject

  • Hyd y Cwrs

    3 blwyddyn

  • Cyfrwng Cymraeg


Manylion pellach ynglŷn â'r gofynion mynediad

Ymgeisio Nawr

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer mynediad ym mis Medi 2017 sydd ar y dudalen hon. I weld gwybodaeth am 2018, gan gynnwys y graddau gofynnol, edrychwch yn ein prosbectws.

The innovative History and Media Degree scheme is designed for students who wish to pursue and develop their interests in both history and media studies. Its flexible structure, and teaching across the two departments of History and Welsh History and Theatre, Film and Television Studies, offers you the opportunity to study each subject independently and within an interdisciplinary context. This will develop both your historical knowledge and your practical and theoretical understanding of mass media. You'll immerse yourself not just in a huge choice of history, but also an understanding of how and why the world has evolved the way it has. This course is student-focused and you'll be able to build on your existing knowledge of history whilst pursuing what fundamentally interests you. Our graduates are sought by employers for their highly developed research, analysis, teamwork and communications abilities.

Adran Hanes a Hanes Cymru: 92% boddhad myfyrwyr(ACF 2017)

95.4% o israddedigion DU/ UE o'r Adran Hanes a Hanes Cymru a raddiodd yn 2016mewn cyflogaeth neu addysg bellach chwe mis ar ôl graddio (DLHE 2017)

Adran Astudiaethau Theatr Ffilm a Theledu: 87% boddhad myfyrwyr (ACF 2017)

95.4% o israddedigion DU/UE o'r Adran Ffilm a Theledu a raddiodd yn 2016 mewn cyflogaeth neu addysg bellach chwe mis ar ôl graddio (DLHE 2017)

  • Trosolwg
  • Modiwlau
  • Cyflogadwyedd
  • Addysg a Dysgu
  • Barn ein Myfyrwyr


Why study History and Media at Aberystwyth?

  • 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. Over the last 140 years we’ve perfected the degree schemes we offer you to ensure that you get the best History degree you possibly can.
  • You will study in a University that is ranked top 5 in the UK  and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). 
  • Our degrees are innovative ensuring you can get the best qualification.
  • You will be taught by staff who are expert in the field of Media and Communication, have excellent connections to the industry, contribute to national debates on the media, and are at the forefront of research in the field.
  • Students on this course will have a deeper understanding of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, linguistics and marketing.
  • Students will be taught in vibrant, modern and dynamic teaching facilities including a brand new PC lab designed to assimilate the digital media industry, digital production and editing suites.
  • Our industry links are embedded at the heart of the department with the BBC Wales, regional office and broadcast situated by the entrance.
  • Students can exploit full access to the National Sound and Screen Archive of Wales which is a stone’s through away from the Penglais campus.
  • Our subject areas range from early to modern history, political history, social history, economic and cultural history.
  • The National Library of Wales is only a stone throw away from our campus. This copyright library houses every book that has been published in the UK. 
  • Exciting exchange opportunities available.
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 holl staff academaidd yr Adran Theatr, Ffilm a Theledu yn gwneud gwaith ymchwil a/neu'n ymwneud â phrosiectau Trosglwyddo Gwybodaeth, ac mae ganddynt naill ai gymwysterau academaidd perthnasol ar lefel doethuriaeth neu brofiad proffesiynol ac arbenigedd cyfatebol.


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.


What opportunities are there for me?

Many of our graduates have found career paths which include:

  • Broadcasting media
  • Floor managers
  • Camera operators
  • Producers and directors
  • Marketing
  • Media Planning
  • Education
  • Public relations

What will I get from my degree?

Employability is at the heart of our teaching. We encourage our students by;

  • Inviting guest speakers to our campus
  • Taking part in activities by the Media Skills Academy and Creative Skillset of which we are a member and accredited by
  • Obtaining work experience with the BBC, Fiction Factory and Boom Pictures
  • On completion of this degree, our students become;
  • Effective communicators
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in industrial equipment such as three camera high definition digital television studios, over 40 high definition digital video cameras and digital and video projection facilities

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

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. 

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 explore:

  • New concepts and historical skills
  • New methods and periods
  • Welsh History from 1250-1800
  • The First World War and Britain
  • Modernity and the making of Asia
  • Exciting recent historical works
  • Our choice of other modules which reflect a broad chronological and thematic range
  • Relationship between media forms, media institutions and society
  • The links between established media theory and contemporary approaches to new media
  • The links between classic and contemporary debates in communication
  • The research relating to modes of communication between radio, press, advertising, mobile phone technologies and the internet
  • Key concepts and techniques of media production, directing, cinematography, editing

In your second you may discover: 

  • Historical method, which examines the way in which the meaning, methods and writing of history have changed over time
  • European History
  • Germany and Nazism
  • The British Empire: Britain and Ireland, 1850-1914
  • an insight into the historian’s craft
  • our different topics and periods from our extensive module list
  • Specific histories, traditions and roles to each medium;
  • Television production
  • Broadcasting history
  • Experimental media production
  • Website design
  • Surveillance technologies
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Scriptwriting

In your final year you may have the opportunity to: 

  • A special subject which enables you go into in depth research, using original sources all of which enabling you to deploy the critical research skills of a practising historian
  • Gender in History
  • British Society and the French revolution
  • Science, Religion and Magic
  • Stalin and Russia
  • Produce, direct, edit a short video which can be experimental, documentary or narrative fiction
  • The best work will be entered for the Royal Television Society Student Video Awards

How will I be taught?

Our programme is taught by lecture- workshops allowing for the best interaction and active engagement. In addition, we deliver this programme through seminars, group-based project work, screenings and technical demonstrations

You will be assessed through;

  • Group-devised productions
  • Individual film and video projects
  • Research projects
  • Practical analyses
  • Production diaries
  • Creative scriptwriting
  • Formal essays
  • Examinations 

Further information:

You will be assigned a personal tutor 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.

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

I love 'History' because it's the perfect course for people who enjoy history, but don’t know what area of History they prefer most. I came to University in this position, but this course allows you to discover this by offering you a chance to study many different periods. During my time studying the History Degree I have studied many different eras and events, from the Black Death and Medieval Wales, right up to British Politics in the twentieth century. I love History because it does not constrain you like other courses and allows you to discover your true inner Historian. Christopher Pines

Gofynion Mynediad Nodweddiadol

Lefel A BBB with B in any subject

Gofynion TGAU (grade C min):
English or Welsh

Diploma Cenedlaethol BTEC:

Myfyrwyr Rhyngwladol

Bagloriaeth Ryngwladol:
30-32 points overall

Bagloriaeth Ewropeaidd:
70-75% overall

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