History is a well-respected degree that trains students to develop a range of important skills considered vital for entry into a competitive job market. As an academic discipline, the study of History encourages students to think critically in order to solve problems in a considered and sensitive manner. Throughout a degree in History at Aberystwyth, our emphasis on these transferable skills helps our students to grow in confidence and develop initiative.

The study of History is also a collective endeavour that benefits from a collegiate atmosphere and the promotion of group activity. Our modules focus not simply upon individual achievement, but upon maintaining a relaxed and productive environment. We place a particular emphasis upon small-group teaching, and our graduates generally have particular strengths in teamwork and team building as well as the ability to present themselves effectively in group situations.






History at Aberystwyth: Developing Skills for the Workplace