What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Minimum entry requirement: ABB. GCSEs: English at Grade C or 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C or 4.
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.
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.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 114-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers57%
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 support£9,250
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
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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. 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 on a broad range of areas. The courses we teach 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, gender history, and global and transnational history. We're one of the largest history departments in the UK, which ensures you'll have a wide range of courses to choose from to shape the programme that you study. 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 Records of Scotland. These resources and archives feature prominently in our teaching, allowing you to get acquainted with the city and to use the events that have happened here to enhance your general understanding of history. A history programme at Edinburgh is not just about studying the past. Its about combining academic study with employability to develop the skills you need, both to become a successful historian and to excel in any career after you graduate.
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.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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Government and Politics
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