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. As a historic city filled with world-class galleries and museums, Edinburgh is the perfect place to combine the study of history and history of art. The University is situated at the heart of Edinburgh among world-class galleries and museums, and is an extraordinary place to study art in all its forms. Our Talbot Rice Gallery and the presence of the Edinburgh College of Art within the University ensure that you will have access to unrivalled resources in this area. History of Art will introduce you to art from different periods and world cultures. You will learn how, and for whom, works of art were made, as well as situating artworks within visual and material culture more broadly. Our expertise in the history of art is complemented by the wide range of courses taught in history. These cover 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 wide variety of approaches to the past, including political history, cultural history, social history, economic history, intellectual history, gender history, and global and transnational history.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||AAA - ABB||Detailed entry requirement: ABB. GCSEs: English at Grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAA - ABBB||Detailed 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.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||40 - 34 points||Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL. SL: English at 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.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||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.
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