|Study location||United Kingdom, Aberystwyth|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Additionally, state English examination results are accepted as proof of proficency.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
In choosing to study the Modern and Contemporary History degree at Aberystwyth University you will specialise in the history of Britain, Europe and the Americas from 1730 to the present day. You will be part of one of the longest-established departments in the university, which is recognised as one of the foremost History departments in Britain. As a History student at Aberystwyth you will enjoy full membership of the National Library of Wales. With over 6 million books, maps and prints, it is situated within a five-minute walk of the Department, so you will never be without that important reference.
The Modern and Contemporary History degree 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 – characterized by utopian experiments and their often nightmarish outcomes, by the proclamation of human rights, by genocide and ethnic cleansing, and by the promise of reason, science and technology.
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 will also provide a sound basis for postgraduate study and for a career in academia.