Aberystwyth University
Medieval and Early Modern History BA (Hons)
Aberystwyth University

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
Median salary £19000 £19000 £22500
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
Median salary £23070 £22856 £27697
25-75 percentile range £19059 - £27185 £17647 - £28615 £20983 - £35780

Course Description

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:

  • education

  • law

  • archiving

  • publishing

  • politics

  • the Civil Service

  • media

  • the armed forces

  • entrepreneurship.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Medieval and Early Modern History, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 Medieval and Early Modern History BA (Hons) at Aberystwyth University

15% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Sales occupations
15% Elementary occupations
10% Protective service occupations
10% Administrative occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Teaching Professionals
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

Qualification requirements

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

test Grade Additional Details
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.

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 wit

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
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
Channel Islands £9000 year 1
Ireland £9000 year 1
EU £14300 year 1
International £14300 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, 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)

University Rankings

Positions of Aberystwyth University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Aberystwyth University in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #1 
    • #22 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #42 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 24 university rankings of Aberystwyth University

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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