History and Scottish History University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate

History enables us to understand how the world has developed and become what it is today. Studying events and issues from the past also affects the way we see the present and future. This programme combines courses on Scottish history with those from the wider arena of historical study in an exciting joint programme. It enables you to combine a well-rounded and broadly-based training in history with a particular focus on Scotland's past. The University has always been one of the great centres for the study of Scottish history. It offers an unrivalled concentration of expertise in this field with courses covering the political, intellectual, economic, social and cultural history of Scotland from the medieval period to the recent past. This programme fuses Edinburgh's excellence in this particular field with the wider offerings of its large and diverse history department. Your study will seek to place Scotland's development over time in the broadest context and make connections, comparisons and contrasts with the history of other countries. It will draw on the rich archival resources available within the University as well as the research materials afforded by the great collections based in the city, including the National Library, National Records, National Galleries and National Museums of Scotland.

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Start date

    10 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code VV12
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB - ABB Minimum entry requirement: ABB. GCSEs: English at Grade C or 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher AAAB - ABBB Minimum entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. National 5: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 37 - 34 points Award of Diploma with 37 points overall and grades 666 at HL - 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL. SL: English at 5 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Full, detailed entry requirements including English language requirements, an explanation of the typical and minimum entry requirements and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £18,800 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

England/Wales/Nothern Ireland - The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2017 entry. For 2018 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. Scotland - The 2018-19 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2018. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU - 2018-19 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). International - Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate