History University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate

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.

  • 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 V100
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 AAA - 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 AAAA - ABBB Minimum entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. BBB must be achieved in a single sitting by end of S5. National 5: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 40 - 34 points Award of Diploma with 40 points overall and grades 766 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