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University of Edinburgh

Scottish Ethnology

UCAS Code: V910
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Others in historical & philosophical studies
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-ABB

A Levels: ABB, preferably including a language other than English.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAA

Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. Either Higher Gaelic or a language other than English preferred.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects preferably including a language other than English. SL: English at 4, a language other than English at 5 (if not at HL) and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

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.

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

Tuition fee & financial support

Not 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
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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

Ethnology provides an insight into Scotlandâ??s traditional and popular culture. Attracting students from all over the world, we teach practical skills that can be applied to the study of any culture. Students of Scottish Ethnology learn about Scottish folklore and folk life and explore Scotlandâ??s rich diversity in language, culture and heritage. â?¢ You will carry out your own ethnographic fieldwork and develop your analytical, creative, communication and critical skills, improving your research skills and confidence using archives and library resources. Undertaking a degree in Scottish Ethnology at Edinburgh offers an opportunity to study the rich and diverse culture and tradition of Scotland, past and present, within a department that was voted best subject area within the University of Edinburgh in 2013. â?¢ Dedicated staff will encourage you to explore a wide range of topics within an environment that boasts the best resources in the country for study in this field. â?¢ Through our traditional artist-in-residence scheme you will have direct access to some of the finest musicians and traditionbearers in the country, and you will graduate with a deep understanding of how culture works, and with the skills to succeed in a wide range of professions.

Modules

All years: Introduction to Scottish folklore and folklife, against the background of European and world ethnology; fieldwork; archive methods and techniques; custom and belief; linguistic geography and onomastics; traditional music; traditional narrative; traditional society; traditional song; special subject option.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

12%
88%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
52%
48%

Year 1

50%
45%
5%

Year 2

52%
39%
9%

Year 3

35%
56%
9%

Year 4

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

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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 84%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
67% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
26% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
467 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
98% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are leisure and travel services

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is a category for graduates taking a wide range of courses that don’t fall neatly into a subject group, so be aware that the stats you see here may not be a very accurate guide to the outcomes for the course you’re interested in. Management, finance, marketing, education and jobs in the arts are some of the typical jobs for these graduates, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.
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