Medieval and Early Modern History
Key Course Facts
Salary of Graduates in History
Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of History 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|
|25-75 percentile range||£18000 - £25500||£15500 - £23000||£18500 - £28000|
Salary of all UK Graduates of History
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£19059 - £27185||£17647 - £28615||£20983 - £35780|
All History courses in the UK
Spanning circa 800 years this degree scheme unlocks the history of the pre-modern world. Learn about exciting topics such as violence and kingship, travel and discovery, economy and trade and the body and mind in the period 1000-1800.
Take a trip to the past and learn about life in medieval Britain, the castles and courts of Europe and the voyages across unknown seas to the so-called New World, alongside many more exciting themes and events.
Why study Medieval and Early Modern History at Aberystwyth University?
Our teaching is innovative, research-based and designed to develop your transferable skills in areas such as analysis, interpretation and communication, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers.
You will be taught by experts who specialise in a wide range of medieval and early modern topics, from the culture of medieval Scandinavia and the transnational history of the early modern Atlantic, to crime in early modern Wales.
As an Aberystwyth History student, you will have full use of the National Library of Wales, one of the five copyright libraries of the UK and Wales's leading archive repository.
As part of your degree, you will have the opportunity to study abroad at a partner university, to undertake Heritage sector work placements and to plan for your future career.
What are our graduates doing now?
Our graduates have been successful in securing a profession in many different fields including:
the Civil Service
the armed forces
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Medieval and Early Modern History, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
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.
All courses of Aberystwyth University
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 Medieval and Early Modern History BA (Hons) at Aberystwyth University
|15%||Business and public service associate professionals|
|10%||Protective service occupations|
|10%||Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation|
|5%||Customer service occupations|
|5%||Secretarial and related occupations|
|5%||Skilled trades occupations|
Grading & Study Time
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for History
All History courses of Aberystwyth University
Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.
Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced|
|Cambridge English Proficiency|
|IELTS (Academic)||6||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.|
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Medieval and Early Modern History, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Medieval and Early Modern History BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9000||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||year 1|
Additional fee information
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
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
January 1, 2024
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)
Positions of Aberystwyth University in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of Aberystwyth University in related subject specific rankings.
Social Studies & Humanities
The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
[Published 09 September, 2023]
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 08 June, 2023]
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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Modern History BA (Hons)||University of Essex||85%||0%||15%||£9250||£16850||125||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Medieval and Early Modern History with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||96%||5%||5%||£9250||£14500||108||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Hanes Modern a Gwleidyddiaeth BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||91%||0%||0%||£9000||£14300||125||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Modern History BA (Hons)||Brunel University||85%||0%||10%||£9250||£16335||103||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|International Relations and Modern History BA (Hons)||University of East Anglia||74%||0%||0%||£9250||£17100 £18000||123||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Modern History and Politics BA (Hons)||University of Southampton||91%||5%||5%||£9250||£19300||150||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Medieval and Early Modern History BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||93%||5%||6%||£9000||£14300||120||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Modern History (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||85%||0%||15%||£9250||£16850||125||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Modern History (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||85%||0%||7%||£9250||£16850||116||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Modern History and International Relations BA (Hons)||University of Essex||83%||11%||2%||£9250||£16850||114||Colchester||On campus Full-time|