Aberystwyth University
Cultural Heritage Studies: Libraries, Archives and Museums BA (Hons)
Aberystwyth University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 65 graduates of Cultural Heritage Studies: Libraries, Archives and Museums BA (Hons) and other courses in History and Archaeology at Aberystwyth University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in History and Archaeology.

Overall student satisfaction
93 /100
65 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in History and Archaeology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of History and Archaeology at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £19000 £22500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £27000 £15500 - £23000 £18500 - £27500


Course Description

The BA in Cultural Heritage Studies at Aberystwyth University seeks to introduce you to the cultural heritage aspects of the library, archive and heritage professions. If you are interested in any aspects of library, archive or museum work, including looking for information, helping others in information seeking, and how our heritage and knowledge is stored, shared and preserved - then this degree at Aberystwyth University is for you.

The course has a strong history component and allows you to combine an interest in history with practical and theoretical understandings of how information is valued and utilised in all walks of life – historical, educational and social. Offered jointly by the Departments of History and Welsh History, and Information Management, Library and Archives, this scheme draws upon our established strengths in professional training in information and library studies, archives and records management, alongside History and Welsh History.

You will receive training in the management and use of information, heritage resources, archives and records in both digital and physical formats. You’ll also develop skills in the application of information technology in this field. This degree scheme promotes your ability to conduct research, to investigate and analyse, and to articulate your ideas.

Opportunities at Aberystwyth for students of Cultural Heritage Studies include:

  • studying in a historically ‘information rich’ town that includes the National Library of Wales (one of only five copyright libraries in the UK, and home to the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales, and a regular host of exhibitions relating to Welsh culture and heritage); the Welsh Books Council; the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments, Ceredigion Museum, the University libraries and archives, and a range of other relevant resources and organisations;
  • being taught by experts in their field.

Graduates of this degree will be well prepared for a career within a cultural organisation, or in an administrative position which would include responsibility for record keeping. It would also be relevant to those considering work as a graduate archive assistant or postgraduate professional training in archive administration and records management, to name a few examples.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Cultural Heritage Studies: Libraries, Archives and Museums BA (Hons) at Aberystwyth University

30% Therapy professionals
15% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Sales occupations
10% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Other Educational Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
0% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
0% Administrative occupations
0% Business and public service associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for History and Archaeology

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
Cambridge English Advanced
Cambridge English Proficiency
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

With minimum 5.5 in each component.

PTE Academic 62

With minimum scores of 51 in each component.

TOEFL (iBT) 88

With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

With minimum 5.5 in each component.

PTE Academic 62

With minimum scores of 51 in each component.

TOEFL (iBT) 88

With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Cultural Heritage Studies: Libraries, Archives and Museums, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Cultural Heritage Studies: Libraries, Archives and Museums BA (Hons)

England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
Channel Islands £9000 year 1
Ireland £9000 year 1
EU £16520 year 1
International £16520 year 1

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards.

Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

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About Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University (Aber) was founded in 1872 in Aberystwyth, Wales. This university has earned itself an impressive array of awards in various domains, including in teaching standards and post-graduate employability. Whether you enjoy walking by the beach or visiting the historic town centre, Aberystwyth is a superb option for those students looking for a quiet place to focus on their academic goals.

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