Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

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The establishment of Aberystwyth University is one of the great romantic, indeed heroic, stories of modern Welsh history. It was the work of a small group of patriots, led by Hugh Owen, a London Welshman, who sought from the 1850s onwards to raise enough money by public and private subscription to establish a college of university status in Wales. It was almost an impossible ambition. In 1872, the University was opened in a half-finished hotel building on the sea front in Aberystwyth. There were 26 ill-prepared students and a teaching staff of three.The first dozen or so years were a desperate hand to mouth struggle for survival. The generosity of a few individual beneficiaries and organised appeals for support from the ordinary people of Wales, kept the University in being, and, perhaps more importantly, deeply rooted it in the affection of the Welsh people. ...

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B.Sc. Countryside Management course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...So you want to work outdoors and have the countryside as your office! It sounds like this course is for you. The course will give you a detailed understanding... Learn about: Environmental Impact, IT Management, Human Behaviour... More


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B.A. European History course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...experts you'll discover the diversity of European History from Roman times to the present day. Modules include the Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union... Learn about: Mass Politics, Modern Welsh Society, European History... More


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B.A. International Politics and the Non Western World course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...This degree scheme turns the traditional story of international relations on its head, to ask: What does international politics look like when we view it from beyond the West?... Learn about: International Politics, The Social World, International History... More


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B.A. Creative Writing and Drama and Theatre Studies course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...for writing across a broad variety of forms and genres. As well as being able to study this as a Single Honours Scheme (W801) you can study it alongside... Learn about: Writing Short Stories, Creative Writing, Theatre Studies... More


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B.Eng. Software Engineering (inc Integrated Industrial and Professional Training) course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...and who do sufficiently well may transfer to the MEng scheme if they want the added advantage of a master's qualification. Course Content Core Modules... Learn about: Java Programming, Unix Tools, Software Engineering... More


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B.A. French / Spanish course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...To European Film EL10520 Language, Culture, And Identity In Europe EL10820 Hanes A Diwylliant Ewropeaidd IE10420 Year 2 Core (30 Credits) You must... Learn about: Hispanic Civilization, European Film, Spanish Language... More


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B.A. Modern Languages with Business and Management course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...Introduction To Management Business Environment Language In Society: An Introduction To Sociolinguistics French Language Advanced German Language Advanced... Learn about: Skills and Training, Communication Skills, Business Environment... More


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B.A. Education with Human Geography course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...Llythrennedd Mewn Plant Ifanc AD20220 Dulliau Ymchwil AD20320 Literacy In Young Children ED20220 Research Methods ED20320 Semester 2 Cultural Diversity... Learn about: Human Geography, Bilingual education, Policy issues... More


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B.Sc. Environmental Biosciences course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...Studying BSc Environmental BioSciences will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to follow a career in environmental regulation, environmental... Learn about: Environmental management, Environmental Health, Environmental Economics... More


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B.A. Creative Writing and Scenography and Theatre Design course in Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Aberystwyth (Wales)

...Project TP36000 Semester 2 Independent Research Project TP36040... Learn about: Film Genre, Creative Writing... More


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