O gwrs gradd i'r gweithle
Bydd Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol yn apelio i'r rheiny sy'n byw bywyd rhyngwladol, a bydd gradd o Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol Prifysgol Aberystwyth yn ddechrau rhagorol i yrfa lwyddiannus.
Tra fyddwch yn astudio gyda ni, fe gewch bob cyfle i ddatblygu ac i ystyried ystod eang o brofiadau yn y gweithle ynghyd ag opsiynau gyrfaol. Bydd ein Gwasanaeth Gyrfaoedd yn gallu eich helpu i adnabod eich cryfderau ac ar ba drywydd yr hoffech chi fynd, ac yn cynnig llawer o gyfleoedd i chi brofi gwaith a chymryd rhan mewn amrywiaeth o ddigwyddiadau.
Yn rhan o'ch gradd yn yr Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol, cewch hefyd gyfle i gymryd rhan yn ein Cynllun Lleoliadau Seneddol sy'n cynnig cyfle gwych i chi ddod i adnabod byd go iawn gwleidyddiaeth yn ogystal ag ennill profiad gwaith amhrisiadwy a fydd yn sefyll allan ar eich CV.
Mae ein graddedigion ni wedi mynd ymlaen i fyw bywydau proffesiynol hynod lwyddiannus.
Maent yn gweithio ym meysydd:
- gwleidyddiaeth leol a chenedlaethol
- y Swyddfa Dramor
- y Weinyddiaeth Amddiffyn
- mudiadau anllywodraethol
- sefydliadau rhyngwladol
- y lluoedd arfog.
Mae llawer hefyd yn dewis y Gyfraith, ac mae rhai yn mwynhau'r elfen academaidd gymaint eu bod yn aros ymlaen yn y byd hwnnw ac yn dod yn ysgolheigion amlwg.
Mae 94% o'r israddedigion a raddiodd o'r Adran Gwleidyddiaeth Ryngwladol yn 2016 mewn swyddi proffesiynol neu mewn addysg bellach i raddedigion chwe mis ar ôl graddio (HESA 2018).*
*Mae ein ffigurau ar gyflogadwyedd yn dod o'r arolwg o Gyrchfannau Ymadawyr Addysg Uwch 2016-17 a gyhoeddwyd gan Asiantaeth Ystadegau Addysg Uwch (HESA) ym mis Mehefin 2018.
Y Farwnes Kay Andrews
Dirprwy Lefarydd Tŷ'r Arglwyddi
.... “Deciding to go to Aber to take a degree in International Politics in 1961 confounded most people I knew, including my Headteacher and my parents. I had seemed destined to read English somewhere else. But in fact it was a stroke of genius on my part, inspired by chance - a lecture given at Coleg Harlech by Professor Philip Reynolds on the nation state: ‘No Man is an Island’. And that was that.
We were incredibly lucky to be at Aber at that time: EH Carr was still a powerful influence - and as now, the department was a byword for pioneering research and teaching in International Politics. Looking back, I realise it was a remarkable time to be studying this subject: only 25 years from the end of WW2; the brave new world of the Common Market; the maturing of the United Nations; the loss of Empire – the disgrace of Suez, the tragedy of Hungary, and the menace of the Cold War. We learned, I suspect, alongside our brilliant young teachers - Roger Morgan (still writing brilliant reviews), Ieuan John, Roy Jones – to name but three - about the reconfiguration of global power and politics, the challenges to International Law and the interpretation of contemporary history and its influence. This was first hand research and knowledge.
Moreover, it wasn’t just theoretical. We were passionate about the major international events of the time, particularly the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world stood on the brink of nuclear war. One very wet afternoon towards the end of the crisis, we left the rather scruffy house next to the Old College where the Department was then housed, and trooped up to Penrhyndeudraeth to thank Bertrand Russell (born there in 1872!) for his dramatic intervention calling for the withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.
My career has been influenced by my conviction that evidence and logic as well as ethics and values must inform political and public life. I have been enormously privileged all my life in the education I had, and by what I have had the chance to do, both inside and outside Parliament and Government. The excitement I felt at the ideas I was exposed to as an undergraduate at Aber has never left me – and neither has the profound gratitude I still feel to those who taught me to understand more about the world and our power and responsibility to influence it. “
Gohebydd Gwleidyddol BBC Cymru
"It was by pure accident that I came to be studying Politics at Aberystwyth. When I first visited Aberystwyth University, I had decided to study Law. However, when I saw the diversity of courses available in the International Politics Department and the friendly nature of the department and its staff, I changed my mind and followed a degree course in Politics. That was certainly one of the most important decisions I have ever made!
After spending four years in Aberystwyth, I worked for a charity before starting as a researcher with the BBC. The knowledge I had gained during my time in Aberystwyth was essential in getting me that job, and that information on Welsh, British and International Politics has been essential ever since.
On a practical level, I had learnt so much about the National Assembly and that was very important when I worked for S4C2, which was responsible for broadcasting so many of the Assembly’s committees and discussions.
When I became a political correspondent for the BBC, the ability to put events within their historical context was an important tool. Because of the degree programme in Aberystwyth I have the confidence and ability to do so. I am now the Educational Correspondent for BBC Wales during a general election campaign, and my politics degree is more useful than ever!! I am grateful on a daily basis for that decision I took on my first visit to Aberystwyth University!"