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. 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. Rated high by our students in the National Student Survey (NSS). Our subject areas range from early to modern history, political history, social history, economic and cultural history. We have one of the biggest libraries in the world, the National Library of Wales, on our doorstep. This copyright institution receives a copy of every book published in the UK. You will be immersed in a supportive and vibrant community of creative and critical thinkers, literary experts, and published scholars from every field. As a student in the department of History and Welsh History and the English Literature and Creative Writing department, you will have the opportunity to undertake a study abroad placement in one of many partnered Universities across Europe and the rest of the World or complete a year in industry (YES) and develop the skills and contact leads that will give you the head start in the competitive job market. A degree in 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; Advertising; Publishing; Education; Civil Service; Business; Finance; New Media.