United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Mathematics/History

Aberystwyth’s History and Mathematics degree provides the opportunity to study both subjects: you'll gain an understanding of how and why the world has evolved the way it has and from our Mathematics syllabus explore one of the supreme achievements of the human mind. This course will equip you with analytical skills of interpretation, analysis and communication with the advanced mathematical skills that are highly sought after by employers. We have a copyright library a stone throw away from campus, the National Library of Wales and our subject areas in History range from early to modern history, political history, social history, economic and cultural history. Students who wish to study modules through the medium of Welsh can do so with the Departments of Mathematics and History. Mathematics has been taught in Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 of teaching excellence. The department of Mathematics and the department of History and Welsh have student satisfaction ratings of 92% and 95% respectively (National Student Survey 2016). You will follow a clearly defined pathway through the study of core disciplines of mathematics and you will be introduced to new concepts and historical skills, Welsh History, the First World War and our choice of other modules which reflect a broad chronological and thematic range. In the second year, you will study real analysis, complex analysis, and linear algebra. You will examine European History, Germany and Nazism and The British Empire as well as the historical method, which examines the way in which the meaning, methods and writing of history have changed over time. In the third year, you will be able to direct your own study and specialise further by choosing from a wide range of elective modules in both disciplines. You will be taught through a complementary set of teaching and learning methods and approaches, ranging from formal lectures, seminars and tutorials to practicals and projects. 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. Studying for a degree in History and Maths will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include: the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear, structured manner both written and orally, effective problem-solving, researching and creative thinking skills. You will also develop your ability to work independently, manage your time and organise yourself effectively. Throughout this degree scheme your self-motivation and self-reliance will increase; you will grow in confidence working as a team to discuss concepts, accommodate different ideas and reach agreement. Your year abroad will also improve your confidence and ability to think independently. Our department has strong links with the heritage sector, and an established portfolio of student placements (including Welsh-medium opportunities). These placements provide the opportunity for ‘hands-on’ experience and are very valuable for your CV. Previous graduates of this course have managed to secure a profession in many sectors including the following: education, law, archiving, publishing, politics, civil service, financial management, media, armed forces and entrepreneurship. Of those students who graduated in 2015, 94% from the department of Mathematics and 92% of those from the department of History and Welsh were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £13,200