What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
The minimum requirement is 34 with 5 5 5 required at Higher Level, Standard Level: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 260-360 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers65%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
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. At Edinburgh you will study a wide range of different periods, from ancient Greece, to medieval Europe, to modern Scotland. Exploring these different eras will help you to reflect on long-term historical developments and draw cultural comparisons. Economic and social history looks at the way economies and societies change over time and examines the causes and consequences of these changes. You will study the origins of present-day institutions, our industrial relations system, the welfare state and the globalisation of the world economy. The School of History, Classics and Archaeology’s Awards for Academic Excellence offer students the opportunity to apply for financial support towards the third year of study. The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is the UK’s third largest academic department of its kind. As well as having its own rich history, Edinburgh is home to some of the best facilities in the UK for studying and researching history, including the National Library of Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.
Years 1 & 2: Scottish history 1 and 2; British and European history; 2 outside subjects; Scotland since 1660. Year 3: Cultural and intellectual history of Scotland; documents and palaeography; history of settlement in pre-industrial Scotland. Year 4: 2 special subjects from a wide range; evaluation of original source material; research methods.
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. We are globally recognised for our research and innovation and we've provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. Edinburgh itself has something for everyone - pubs, clubs, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. And, of course, the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?