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BA in History/Education (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , History

Course Description

This joint honours BA in Education and History will expose you to the broad spectrum of topics in education which include sociological, psychological and education factors and the fascinating sweep of history from ancient times to the present day, whilst equipping you with the knowledge required to communicate your subject. This course is perfect for aspiring teachers, tutors and lecturers with a particular interest in history. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary or Secondary PGCE at Aberystwyth.

  • Both subjects have been taught at Aberystwyth for a century or more.
  • You can study your favourite subject, History, alongside Education, getting the best of both worlds.
  • Improve your legislative knowledge.
  • Expand your social awareness.
  • Develop new skills crucial for successful employment.
  • Learn with staff who come from a variety of backgrounds which include teaching and lecturing, and from researchers active in their fields.
  • We have a copyright library on campus, the National Library of Wales.
  • Exciting exchange opportunities available.

This joint honours BA in Education and History will expose you to the broad spectrum of topics in education which include sociological, psychological and education factors and the fascinating sweep of history from ancient times to the present day, whilst equipping you with the knowledge required to communicate your subject. This course is perfect for aspiring teachers, tutors and lecturers...

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Course Content

In the first year you may discover:

  • Policies and Issues in Education;
  • Child development;
  • How young children learn;
  • Stuart England;
  • Russia in the twentieth century;
  • Conquest, Union and Identity in Wales.

In the second year you may explore:

  • The psychology of learning and thinking;
  • War and Society;
  • European History;
  • And other elective options from the history department.

In the third year you may:

  • Critically reflect and evaluate learning and skills;
  • Choose from a range of exciting optional modules from the History department which are illustrated on Course Content.

In the first year you may discover: Policies and Issues in Education; Child development; How young children learn; Stuart England; Russia in the twentieth century; Conquest, Union and Identity in Wales. In the second year you may explore: The psychology...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-26 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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Assessment Methods

Most modules are assessed through exams and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised. 

Most modules are assessed through exams and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised.