What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A Levels: ABB, preferably including a language other than English.
Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. Either Higher Gaelic or a language other than English preferred.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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