University of Edinburgh

History University of Edinburgh Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

The History programme at Edinburgh reflects the strengths of our History department, which is one of the largest and most diverse in the UK. Our academics are internationally recognised experts in the field, whose teaching is directly informed by their research.

We offer an exceptionally wide range of courses, covering historical periods from the early Middle Ages to the most recent past; geographical regions including Britain and Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas; and a rich variety of approaches to the past, including political history, cultural history, social history, economic history, intellectual history, gender history, and global and transnational history.

Edinburgh provides an ideal environment in which to study history. We are situated in the heart of the historic city centre, a short walk away from the Castle and the winding streets of the medieval Old Town.

The University has excellent resources for the study of history, including access to unique archival sources within the Library's Special Collections. Historians also benefit from the research materials afforded by the great collections based in the city, including the National Library, National Records, National Galleries and National Museum of Scotland.

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 V100
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB - AAA Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher ABBB - AAAA These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one set of exams and by end of S5. Required subjects: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5: English at grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 40 - 34 points Award of Diploma with 40 points (grades 766 at HL) - 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at grade 5.

Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, 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.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher ABBB Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Award of Diploma with 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at grade 5.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £20,950 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

Scotland In 2019-20 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2019 entry. For 2020 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU 2020 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). In 2019-20 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate

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