If you are considering a degree programme transfer between Schools and Subject Areas you can find the process here.
Transferring or Changing Degree Programme
Undergraduate degree transfer requests must be made to the School that 'owns' the degree programme to which you wish to transfer. Regardless of when you submit your request, final decisions are only made on these requests over the summer vacation when examination results are known. Please be aware that transfers are not automatic nor is there any guarantee that requests for transfers will be successful.
Changing degree programme may affect your tuition fees, funding arrangements, and visa status. It is your responsibility to investigate the implications of a transfer and it is assumed that you have made yourself aware of the implications before you submit your application. Please consult:
- Student Academic Fees
- Scholarships and Student Funding
- Student Immigration Service, concerning visas
- Your Own Funding body
To transfer to one of our degrees.
Before proceeding with a transfer, please first see your Personal Tutor to discuss your current degree studies and to discuss any problems or other options that you may have. If after meeting with your personal tutor and considering your options you still wish to transfer, before submitting your request, please carefully read the important information below and complete and submit the Degree Programme Transfer Application Form to Student Support.
Dates for 2021/2022 will be posted to the UG Students in Learn (EASE login required).
Transfers are not normally possible after the end of week 2 of semester 1. If you are contemplating a transfer please discuss this with your personal tutor or Student Support.
Further queries should be sent to the Undergraduate Director.
- Transfers are not automatic or guaranteed and are at the discretion of the School.
- Some transfers are not possible, particularly where there are tight subject limits and minimum entrance grades for degree programmes.
- There are additional requirements for transfers to History degree programmes (see below).
- Transfers into a different degree must normally begin at the start of the next academic year, not part-way through an academic year.
- Transfers into the fourth year of a different degree are not normally possible.
- If you make course choices based on your transfer request, allocation onto these courses does not indicate approval of transfer.
- Transfers in year 1 of a degree programme:
- In year 1 transfers are only possible before the end of week 2.
- You must contact the College Admissions Office immediately (0131 650 3565) to make an appointment to see them.
- Applications for transfers into second year will be considered after the end of the academic year.
Degrees to which the rules apply:
- Economic History
- History and Archaeology
- History and Classics
- History and Economics
- History and History of Art
- History and Politics
- History and Scottish History
Transfer into year 2 of a History single or joint-honours degree programme:
- Capacity must be available on the programme.
- The number of spaces will be set on an annual basis by the History Subject Area. If there are more applicants than spaces, students will be ranked according to their average in 40 credits of (their best) History courses. Students who have taken Historians toolkit will be given priority.
- Students must have taken 40 credits of courses offered by the History Subject Area in their first year, i.e. courses beginning HIST or ECSH.
- The student must have passed all History courses in first year at first attempt.
- In order to be eligible for entry to Honours in the programme into which they have been accepted, a student must have completed all compulsory requirements for that programme by the end of second year.
- Concessions to the above rules may be granted at the discretion of the Head of History.
Transfer into the third year of a History single or joint-honours degree programme:
- Students will be considered for transfer into the third year of a degree programme only if they satisfy all its requirements for entry to Honours. You can find more information on this at the link below.
- The number of spaces will be set on an annual basis by the History Subject Area. If there are more applicants than spaces, students will be ranked according to their average in 80 credits of (their best) History courses across years 1 and 2.