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 / 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 / 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 of English and Creative Writing is home to New Welsh Review, Wales’ prominent literary magazine - this could be an exciting opportunity for you to get involved. You will have the option to explore literary theory - philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and problematize the ways we read. Our History subject areas range from early to modern history, political history, social history, economic and cultural history. Our innovative degrees ensure that you you can get the best qualification. You will be part of a University that endeavours to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. In the latest national student satisfaction survey, the department of English & Creative Writing is ranked top 10 in the UK and the History department scored a great 92% student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). At Aberystwyth, you will be a student in a vibrant, cosmopolitan bilingual university town, between the rolling Cambrian mountains and the stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay. You’ll be part of a campus university with its own sports centre, a busy Arts Centre; and you’ll be next door to the National Library of Wales, only one in five copyright libraries in the UK. You will be immersed in a supportive and dynamic community of creative and critical thinkers, literary experts, and published scholars from every field. As a student in the Department of History & Welsh History and the Department of English & Creative Writing, 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.