Studying for a degree in History at Aberystwyth will take you on a journey of discovery, opening your mind to the experiences of different people and places through time. It also will be a journey of self-exploration, equipping you with the practical skills and confidence to excel in your chosen career. A degree in 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 oldest 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 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, this prestigious library is situated within a five-minute walk of the Department. You will find this an especially valuable and helpful resource 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; Education; Law; Archivists; Publishers; Politicians; Civil Servants; Media; Armed Forces; Entrepreneurs.