Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: V210
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

260-360

£9,000

65%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
History by area
MEDIUM 76% No Data MEDIUM £19k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

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BTEC Diploma None stated

34

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.

UCAS tariff points None stated

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.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

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 £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

65%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

This course provides and overview of Scottish history; long-term trends in the history of the country and its people.

Modules

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

9%
91%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
55%
45%

Year 1

47%
43%
10%

Year 2

48%
45%
7%

Year 3

48%
45%
7%

Year 4

University of Edinburgh

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.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

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

4% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

2% of students are part-time

Male / Female

60% of students are female

Achievement

69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

420 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

History

95%

Most common grade was A (54%)

French

47%

Most common grade was A (35%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score MEDIUM 76%

Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

45%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

62%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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?

% employed or in further study No Data
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £19k

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.

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