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History & Classics

VQ18

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 Classics courses in Ancient History or Greek and Latin and will choose from a range of courses that introduce you to a range of histories, with the principal focus on Britain and Europe in the last four to five centuries. You will choose one or more of: British Economic and Environmental History, British History 1, Celtic Civilisation 1B, Ecclesiastical History, European History 1A and 1B, Medieval and Early Modern Scottish History, and Social History 1

Year 2

You will study Classics courses in Ancient History or Greek and Latin and will choose from a range of courses that introduce you to a range of histories, extending your range geographically and chronologically, with a more international and comparative dimension. You will choose from two or more of: Africa and Asia 2, American History 2, Economic History 2: The Global Economy, Introduction to Medieval Europe 2, Modern Scottish History and Scottish History since 1914, Social History 2.1 and 2.2.

Year 3

You will choose from a wide range of more than 60 optional courses in History, Classics and Archaeology, History of Art , Divinity, Ancient History, Classical Art/Archaeology, Classical Literature in Translation, Greek and Latin.

Year 4

You will also study a Special Subject in History taken across the year, choose courses in Ancient History, Classical Art/Archaeology, Classical Literature in Translation, Greek and/or Latin, and write an honours dissertation in either History or Classics.

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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Details

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