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Social History

V320

4 years

Full-time

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA (to applicants who have achieved a strong set of GCSE A* grades).
  • IB: 40 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4–S6. Standard Grades: English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB. GCSEs: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA (to applicants who have achieved a strong set of GCSE A* grades).
  • IB: 40 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4–S6. Standard Grades: English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB. GCSEs: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

What you will study

Year 1

You will study Social History 1: British Society, 1650-2000. You may select courses in Economics, Sociology, Geography, Social Anthropology and Politics, and a range of further optional subjects.

Year 2

You will study Social History 2.1 and Social History 2.2: The Making of the Modern Body. You may select further courses in Economics, Sociology, Geography, History, Politics, Social Anthropology and Sociology, and a range of further optional subjects.

Year 3

You will take compulsory courses in historical theory and methodology and will select courses ranging from Early Modern history to the recent past. You may also select from a range of optional courses.

Year 4

In your fourth year you will complete an honours dissertation in Social History. You may select from a range of optional courses which includes History and Social History.

How will I be taught?

In Years 1 and 2 you will be taught by lectures and tutorials. Years 3 and 4 involve more seminars and independent study, with individual supervision of the final year dissertation.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by exams, coursework and, in some courses, your participation in tutorials.

Programme structure

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