Undergraduate prospectus - 2019 entry

Undergraduate prospectus - 2019 entry
Undergraduate prospectus
2019 entry




Influencing the world since 1583
Undergraduate prospectus - 2019 entry
The University of Edinburgh
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“Edinburgh isn’t so much a city, more
 a way of life … I doubt I’ll ever tire of
 exploring Edinburgh, on foot or in print.”
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 Best-selling author and alumnus
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     Welcome to                                   Influencing the world since 1583
                                                  For more than 400 years the University                                 TOP 50
                                                  of Edinburgh has been changing the world.                              We’re consistently ranked one
     the University                               Today, we continue to make our mark,
                                                  with world-leading experts educating
                                                  the pioneers of tomorrow.
                                                                                                                         of the top 50 universities in the
                                                                                                                         world. We’re 23rd in the 2018
     of Edinburgh                                 By choosing to study at Edinburgh, you’ll
                                                  be investing in an education that will help
                                                                                                                         QS World University Rankings.

                                                  you build a successful future.
                                                  You’ll experience the very best in teaching
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                                                  and research. Through our hands-on and                                 We’re ranked fourth in the UK for
                                                  innovative approach we’ll help you become                              research power, based on the 2014
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                                    Visit us      and equip you with the skills, insights and
                                                  perspectives to enhance your employability
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                                                  Our flexible programmes, world-class facilities
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                                                  and award-winning support services combine                             We’re ranked in the top 10 in the UK
                                    6 October     to ensure your university experience is                                and in the top 100 in the world for
                                                  exceptional and unique.                                                the employability of our graduates.§
                                                  You’ll also be living in a vibrant, historic,
                                                  inspiring capital city with world-famous
                                                  cultural festivals, where the mountains
                                                  and beaches of Scotland are right on
                                                                                                                         £9m
                                                  your doorstep.
                                                                                                                         We awarded more than
                                                                                                                         £9 million in undergraduate
                                                  Come and join us.
                                                                                                                         financial support in 2016/17.

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                                                                                                                         Edinburgh is ranked the second best
                                                                                                                         student city in the UK.†
                                                 “You are now in a place where the best
                                                    courses upon earth are within your reach
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                                                 	American Founding Father and President (speaking to his son-in-law,   most international universities‡.
                                                   Thomas Mann Randolph, as he began his studies in 1786).
                                                                                                                         Students from two-thirds of the
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Contents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A–Z index of programmes

05	A–Z index of programmes
08	Programmes offered by the College
                                          How to use this prospectus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A                                                    C                                                   E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Accounting10                                        Cell Biology BSc (Hons)                      114   Earth Sciences120
      of Arts, Humanities & Social        Please use our A–Z index of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Accounting & Business MA (Hons)                      Celtic22                                           Ecological & Environmental Sciences122
      Sciences                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Accounting & Finance MA (Hons)
98	Programmes offered by the College     programmes to locate the subject                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Acoustics & Music Technology BSc (Hons)       64
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Celtic MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Celtic & Archaeology MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ecological & Environmental Sciences BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ecological & Environmental Sciences with
      of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine   you are interested in or find a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Agricultural Economics* BSc (Hons)           100    Celtic & English Language MA (Hons)                Management BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Celtic & English Literature MA (Hons)
112	Programmes offered by the College    specific programme title.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Agricultural Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Anatomy & Development BSc (Hons)             102    Celtic & French MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ecology BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Economic History MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              114
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               48
      of Science & Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Celtic & German MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ancient & Medieval History MA (Hons)          26                                                        Economics32
132 The Edinburgh experience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ancient History MA (Hons)                           Celtic & Linguistics MA (Hons)                     Economics MA (Hons)
                                                                                          10                                                                                                                                                                                                  The University of Edinburgh
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ancient History & Classical Archaeology MA (Hons)   Celtic & Scandinavian Studies MA (Hons)            Economics & Accounting MA (Hons)
                                                                                          Accounting 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Further information and programme-specific                      page                     page



141 The four-year experience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Celtic & Scottish History MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                entry requirements at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               140                      152
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                www.ed.ac.uk/ug/24                      7                     for the benefits         for applications                                                                              Ancient History & Greek MA (Hons)                                                                       Economics & Mathematics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of studying here         and admissions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Celtic & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)
142 Resources and facilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8                                                                                                                Ancient History & Latin MA (Hons)                                                                       Economics & Politics MA (Hons)
                                          Accounting Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Accounting Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                                                          At a glance
                                                                                                                                          Why choose Accounting                                                                                                       Study abroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemical Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons) 124
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Our teaching is therefore based on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Economics & Sociology MA (Hons)
                                                                                          Contact College of Arts, Humanities & Social


143 Study abroad
                                                                                          Sciences Undergraduate Admissions Office
                                                                                          Email cahss.ugadmissions@ed.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                          at the University of Edinburgh?
                                                                                                                                          All of our MA accounting-related programmes are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the most recent research findings and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          literature. This helps to ensure that our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          graduates are attractive to prospective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The University's Business School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      exchange programme offers exciting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      opportunities to study abroad in Year 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations MA (Hons) 14
                                                                                          Tel +44 (0)131 650 3565

                                                                                                                           2              accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of                         employers. Our programmes will              at one of our partner universities in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Animal Science BSc (Hons)                    100    Chemical Physics BSc (Hons)/MChemPhys        116   Economics & Statistics MA (Hons)
144 Personal support
                                                                                          Study abroad? Yes                                                                                                               provide an excellent foundation for         Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,
                                                                                                                                          Scotland (ICAS), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in                      those hoping to gain a professional         or the USA. You may also study abroad

                                                                                          Advice for applicants
                                                                                                                                          England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered
                                                                                                                                          Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          accountancy qualification and can also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          prepare you for careers in finance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      through the University's international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      exchange programme. To participate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Animation BA (Hons)                           30    Chemistry                                          Economics with Environmental Studies MA (Hons)
145 Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          other sectors.                              in an exchange programme, you will
                                                                                                                                          Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), the Association                                                                                                                        “With an international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chemistry BSc (Hons)/MChem
                                                                                          Typical offer range:
                                                                                                                                                                          5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Economics with Finance MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      require a strong academic performance
                                                                                          SQA Highers AAAA to ABBB.                       of International Accountants (AIA) and the Chartered                            Accreditation                               in Year 1.                                        community like this one
                                                                                          A Levels AAB to ABB.                            Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).                                     If you wish to progress to a career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        you never know who you                                                                       Applied Mathematics BSc (Hons)               128
146 Accommodation
                                                                                          IB 40 points (grades 766 at HL) to 34                                                                                           as a fully qualified accountant, the        Additional costs
                                                                                          points (grades 655 at HL).                      Our exchange programme offers you exciting                                      accreditation of our programmes             If studying abroad in Year 3, your                will meet and from where                                                                                                                          Childhood Practice BA                         34   Economics with Management Science MA (Hons)
                                                                                          Access threshold:
                                                                                          SQA Highers ABBB.
                                                                                                                                          opportunities to study abroad in Year 3 at one of our
                                                                                                                                          partner universities in Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (see page 10) provides a high level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of exemption from the professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      costs will vary by country. In Year 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      you will undertake a dissertation and,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in the world they come.”                                                                     Applied Sport Science BSc (Hons)              92
148 Sports facilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chinese24                                          Education34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          examination requirements. Our               depending on the field of study you              Bakani Dube
                                                                                          A Levels ABB.
                                                                                                                                          or the USA.                                                                     accreditation from the Institute of                                                          2nd year MA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arabic MA (Hons)                              12
                                                                                          IB 34 points (grades 655 at HL).                                                                                                                                            choose, there may be costs associated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chartered Accountants of Scotland           with undertaking surveys and
                                                                                          Please note This indicates the overall          Major accounting firms, as well as other large companies,                       offers the maximum exemption                conducting interviews.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9                                                                                                                                   Chinese MA (Hons)                                  Electrical & Mechanical Engineering            124
149 	Edinburgh University Students’
                                                                                          standards required to consider you for entry.   regularly present talks to and conduct recruitment                              available to accounting graduates.
                                                                                          The typical offer range and access threshold

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                                                                                          are explained on page 153. Full, detailed
                                                                                                                                          activities with our students.                                                                                               Career opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arabic & Ancient Greek MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chinese & Economics MA (Hons)                      BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons)
                                                                                          entry requirements, including the subjects                                                                                                                                  Accountancy graduates can train to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      become a qualified accountant through

      Association
                                                                                          you need, vary by programme. Please check
                                                                                          the full details before you apply:              Introducing Accounting                                                                                                      a traineeship with an accountancy or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      commercial firm. Alternatively you can                                                                                                         Arabic & Business MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chinese & French MA (Hons)                         Electronics & Computer Science BEng (Hons)/
                                                                                          www.ed.ac.uk/ug/24
                                                                                                                                          Accountants play a crucial role in business. Their ability                                                                  choose a career in taxation, finance or


150 Careers                                                                               Programmes
                                                                                                                                          to measure financial information and use this to make
                                                                                                                                          projections affects economic decision-making at all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      banking. Some of our graduates decide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to follow a different direction and pursue                                                                                                     Arabic & Economics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                          levels. Accountancy is one of the fastest-growing areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      employment in management positions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chinese & German MA (Hons)                         MEng (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arabic & French MA (Hons)
                                                                                          MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                   in the public and private sectors.
                                                                                                                                          of business activity. Financial accountants report on the
151 Employability
                                                                                          Accounting & Business NN14
                                                                                          Accounting & Finance NN43                       performance of an organisation, while management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chinese & History MA (Hons)                        Electronics & Electrical Engineering
                                                                                                                        4                 accountants provide financial information to help
                                                                                                                                          with planning and strategy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Year by year…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arabic & History MA (Hons)
152 Applications and admissions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year 1                                          Year 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chinese & Italian MA (Hons)                        BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       You will study Accountancy 1A, an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       introduction to financial accounting,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       You will study the compulsory courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Advanced Financial Accounting, Auditing                                                       Arabic & History of Art MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                          Studying accounting at the University   programme with the flexibility to                                                    and Accountancy 1B, an introduction to          and Management Accounting Applications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chinese & Linguistics MA (Hons)                    Engineering
156 Open Days
                                                                                                                                          of Edinburgh offers you a flexible      change direction and specialise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arabic & Persian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       management accounting. You will also            You will also study courses in business,
                                                                                                                                          programme of study. You will be able    through your option course choices.                                                  study courses in business, finance, law         finance, law or economics, depending


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chinese & Russian Studies MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                          to combine your study of accounting                                                                                          or economics, depending on your joint           on your joint honours programme.
                                                                                                                                          with business, finance, economics or    Our staff have a world-leading                                                       honours programme.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Year 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arabic & Persian MA (Hons)                                                                              Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons)
157 Contact us
                                                                                                                                          law and take a wide range of courses.   reputation as prominent researchers                                                  Year 2                                          You will choose two courses from a
                                                                                                                                          This offers you a broad-based           in the accounting discipline.                                                        You will study Accountancy 2A, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       deals with some of the more complex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       range of options including Advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Management Accounting; Audit Practice;                                                                                                             Chinese & Spanish MA (Hons)                        English & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)          40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       aspects of financial accounting, such as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       preparation of financial statements. You will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Taxation Practices; and Accounting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Everyday Life. You will also complete an                                                      Arabic & Politics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                          You may also be interested in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       also study Accountancy 2B, which examines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the more complex areas of management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       accounting. You will learn about cost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       accounting-based research dissertation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       or a dissertation in business, finance, law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       or economics, depending on your joint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arabic & Religious Studies MA (Hons)                Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons)    124   English Language38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       management topics and costing systems,          honours programme.
                                                                                                                                          Economics & Accounting
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       including activity-based costing, transfer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pricing and divisional performance. You will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       choose courses in business, finance, law or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Disclaimer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       While every effort has been made to                                                           Arabic & Social Anthropology MA (Hons)              Classical & Middle East Studies MA (Hons)     26   English Language MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ensure that the information given here is
                                                                                                                                          Law & Accountancy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Classical Archaeology & Greek MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       economics, depending on your joint

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       honours programme.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10                   accurate, we anticipate that some of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       programmes may be modified or changed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arabic & Spanish MA (Hons)                                                                              English Language & Literature MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                             6                                                                                                                                                         from 2019/20. Please check online for the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Classical Archaeology & Latin MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       latest information.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Archaeology14                                                                                           English Literature MA (Hons)                    40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Archaeology MA (Hons)                               Classical Studies MA (Hons)                        English Literature & Classics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Archaeology & Ancient History MA (Hons)             Classics                                           English Literature & History MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Archaeology & Social Anthropology MA (Hons)         Classics MA (Hons)                                 English Literature & Scottish Literature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Classics & English Language MA (Hons)
                                          1. Subject area.                                                                                                                                                              5.	Everything you need to know                                                                                                                                                              Architectural History & Archaeology MA (Hons) 16                                                        Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons)            120
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Classics & Linguistics MA (Hons)
                                          2.	Brief information about the                                                                                                                                                   about studying the subject                                                                                                                                                               Architectural History & Heritage MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cognitive Science (Computing) BSc (Hons)     118
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Evolutionary Biology BSc (Hons)                114
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Architecture BA (Hons)/MA (Hons)
                                              subject including contact details.                                                                                                                                            including reasons to choose the                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cognitive Science (Humanities)28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Architecture and Architectural History & Heritage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University of Edinburgh, study                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cognitive Science (Humanities) MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              F
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Art18
                                          3.	Our summary entry requirements                                                                                                                                                abroad and placement options,                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Community Education BA (Hons)                 34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Art BA (Hons)
                                              for the subject. Please note, this                                                                                                                                            and career opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons)           118    Computational Physics BSc (Hons)/MPhys       130   Fashion BA (Hons)                       30
                                              indicates the overall standards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science           Computer Science (Informatics)                118   Film & Television BA (Hons)
                                              required to consider you for entry.                                                                                                                                       6.	Cross references to similar                                                                                                                                                              BSc (Hons)                                          Computer Science BSc (Hons)/BEng (Hons)            Finance & Business MA (Hons)            20
                                              The typical offer range and                                                                                                                                                   programmes that might also                                                                                                                                                               Astrophysics BSc (Hons)/MPhys                130    Computer Science & Management Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fine Art MA (Hons)                      18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            interest you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BSc (Hons)
                                              access threshold are explained                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Computer Science & Mathematics BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              French42
                                              on page 153. Full, detailed entry
                                              requirements, including the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7.	For further information about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            subject or individual programmes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     B                                                    Computer Science & Physics BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crop & Soil Science* BSc (Hons)              100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              French MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              French & Business MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biochemistry BSc (Hons)                       114                                                       French & Classics MA (Hons)
                                              subjects you need, vary by                                                                                                                                                    and for programme-specific entry                                                                                                                                                         Biological Sciences                                                                                     French & English Language MA (Hons)
                                              programme. Because it is only
                                              possible to show an overview,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            requirements, use this URL to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            go online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biological Sciences with Management BSc (Hons)      D                                                   French & English Literature MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              French & German MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biomedical Sciences102                              Design30                                           French & History MA (Hons)
                                              please ensure you check the                                                                                                                                               8.	These page references tell you                                                                                                                                                                                                                Development, Regeneration & Stem Cells  114
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons)                                                                          French & History of Art MA (Hons)
                                              subjects and grades required for                                                                                                                                              where to find further information                                                                                                                                                        Biotechnology BSc (Hons)                      114   BSc (Hons)                                         French & Italian MA (Hons)
                                              entry to a specific programme.                                                                                                                                                on living in Edinburgh and on                                                                                                                                                            Business20                                          Divinity BD (Hons)                       96        French & Linguistics MA (Hons)
                                              Please look at the detailed entry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Business & Economics MA (Hons)                      Divinity & Classics MA (Hons)                      French & Philosophy MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the benefits of studying at the                                                                                                                                                                                                               Divinity – Graduate Entry MDiv (Hons)              French & Politics MA (Hons)
                                              requirements given online                                                                                                                                                     University.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business & Geography MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business & Law MA (Hons)                                                                                French & Portuguese MA (Hons)
                                              before you apply.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               French & Russian Studies MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9.	A current student or recent                                                                                                                                                              Business Management MA (Hons)
                                          4.	A list of the programmes we                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Business with Decision Analytics MA (Hons)                                                              French & Scandinavian Studies MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            graduate’s view of the subject.                                                                                                                                                          Business with Enterprise & Innovation MA (Hons)                                                         French & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)
                                              offer in this subject area and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business with Human Resource Management                                                                  French & Social Policy MA (Hons)
                                              their UCAS codes. Unless                                                                                                                                                  10.	Specific information about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MA (Hons)                                                                                               French & Spanish MA (Hons)
                                              otherwise stated, all our                                                                                                                                                      what you will study each year for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business with Marketing MA (Hons)
                                              programmes comprise four                                                                                                                                                       one or more of our programmes                                                                                                                                                           Business with Strategic Economics MA (Hons)
                                              years of study.                                                                                                                                                                in that subject area.

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A–Z index of programmes

G                                                    I                                                    L                                                   P                                                      R                                                       Social Policy84
Genetics BSc (Hons)                          114    Illustration BA (Hons)                         30   Landscape Architecture58                           Painting BA (Hons)                               18   Religious Studies MA (Hons)                       96
Geography126                                        Immunology BSc (Hons)                         114   Landscape Architecture MA (Hons)                   Performance Costume BA (Hons)                    30   Religious Studies & English Literature MA (Hons)       Social Policy & Economics MA (Hons)
Geography BSc (Hons)/MA (Hons)                      Infectious Diseases BSc (Hons)                102   Latin Studies MA (Hons)                    26      Persian & English Literature MA (Hons)           12   Religious Studies & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)      Social Policy & Law MA (Hons)
Geography & Archaeology MA (Hons)                   Informatics MInf                              118   Law60                                              Persian & Middle Eastern Studies MA (Hons)            Reproductive Biology BSc (Hons)                  102   Social Policy & Politics MA (Hons)
Geography & Economics MA (Hons)                                                                          Law (Graduate Entry) LLB                           Persian & Politics MA (Hons)                          Russian Studies74                                      Social Policy & Social and Economic History
                                                     Interior Design BA (Hons)                      30
Geography & Politics MA (Hons)                                                                           Law (Ordinary & Honours) LLB                        Persian & Social Anthropology MA (Hons)               Russian Studies MA (Hons)                              MA (Hons)
                                                     Intermedia Art BA (Hons)                       18
Geography & Social Anthropology MA (Hons)                                                                Law & Accountancy LLB                              Persian Studies MA (Hons)                             Russian Studies & Business MA (Hons)                   Social Policy & Sociology MA (Hons)
                                                     International Business MA (Hons)               20
Geography & Social Policy MA (Hons)                                                                      Law & Business LLB                                 Pharmacology BSc (Hons)                         102   Russian Studies & Classics MA (Hons)                   Social Policy with Quantitative Methods MA (Hons)
                                                     International Business with Arabic MA (Hons)
Geography & Sociology MA (Hons)                                                                          Law & Celtic LLB                                   Philosophy68                                          Russian Studies & English Language MA (Hons)           Social Work86
                                                     International Business with Chinese MA (Hons)
Geography with Environmental Studies MA (Hons)                                                           Law & Economics LLB                                Philosophy MA (Hons)                                  Russian Studies & English Literature MA (Hons)         Social Work BSc (Hons)
                                                     International Business with French MA (Hons)
Geology BSc (Hons)/MEarthSci                 120                                                         Law & French LLB                                   Philosophy & Economics MA (Hons)                      Russian Studies & History MA (Hons)                    Sociology88
                                                     International Business with German MA (Hons)
Geology & Physical Geography BSc (Hons)/MEarthSci                                                        Law & German LLB                                   Philosophy & English Language MA (Hons)               Russian Studies & History of Art MA (Hons)             Sociology MA (Hons)
                                                     International Business with Italian MA (Hons)
Geophysics BSc (Hons)/MEarthPhys                                                                         Law & History LLB                                  Philosophy & English Literature MA (Hons)             Russian Studies & Linguistics MA (Hons)                Sociology & Politics MA (Hons)
                                                     International Business with Japanese MA (Hons)
Geophysics & Geology BSc (Hons)/MEarthPhys                                                               Law & International Relations LLB                  Philosophy & Greek MA (Hons)                          Russian Studies & Philosophy MA (Hons)                 Sociology & Psychology MA (Hons)
                                                     International Business with Russian MA (Hons)
Geophysics & Geology with Professional                                                                    Law & Politics LLB                                 Philosophy & Linguistics MA (Hons)                    Russian Studies & Politics MA (Hons)                   Sociology & Social Anthropology MA (Hons)
                                                     International Business with Spanish MA (Hons)
Placement MEarthPhys                                                                                     Law & Social Anthropology LLB                      Philosophy & Mathematics MA (Hons)                    Russian Studies & Scandinavian Studies MA (Hons)       Sociology with Quantitative Methods MA (Hons)
                                                     International Relations MA (Hons)              70
Geophysics & Meteorology BSc (Hons)/MEarthPhys                                                           Law & Social Policy LLB                            Philosophy & Politics MA (Hons)                       Russian Studies & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)        Software Engineering BEng (Hons)             118
                                                     International Relations & International Law
Geophysics & Meteorology with Professional                                                                Law & Sociology LLB                                Philosophy & Psychology MA (Hons)                     Russian Studies & Social Policy MA (Hons)              Spanish MA (Hons)                             90
                                                     MA (Hons)
Placement MEarthPhys                                                                                     Law & Spanish LLB                                  Philosophy & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)             Russian Studies & Spanish MA (Hons)                    Spanish & Business MA (Hons)
                                                     International Relations with Quantitative
Geophysics with Professional Placement MEarthPhys                                                        Linguistics62                                      Philosophy & Theology MA (Hons)                  96                                                           Spanish & Classics MA (Hons)
                                                     Methods MA (Hons)
German44
German MA (Hons)
German & Business MA (Hons)
                                                     Islamic Studies MA (Hons)
                                                     Islamic Studies & Middle Eastern Studies
                                                                                                     52
                                                                                                          Linguistics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                          Linguistics & English Language MA (Hons)
                                                                                                          Linguistics & Social Anthropology MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                              Photography BA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                              Physical Education MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                34   S                                                       Spanish & English Language MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Spanish & English Literature MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Spanish & History MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                              Physics BSc (Hons)/MPhys                        130   Scandinavian Studies76
                                                     Italian54
German & Classics MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                                         Scandinavian Studies (Danish, Norwegian,                Spanish & History of Art MA (Hons)
                                                     Italian MA (Hons)                                                                                       Physics & Astronomy

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German & English Language MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                                 Swedish) MA (Hons)                                     Spanish & Linguistics MA (Hons)
                                                     Italian & Business MA (Hons)                                                                            Physics with a Year Abroad MPhys
German & English Literature MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                               Scandinavian Studies & Classics MA (Hons)              Spanish & Philosophy MA (Hons)
                                                     Italian & Classics MA (Hons)                                                                            Physics with Meteorology BSc (Hons)/MPhys
German & History MA (Hons)                                                                               Mathematical Physics BSc (Hons)/MPhys        130                                                          Scandinavian Studies & English Language MA (Hons)      Spanish & Politics MA (Hons)
                                                     Italian & English Language MA (Hons)                                                                    Physiology BSc (Hons)                           102
German & History of Art MA (Hons)                                                                        Mathematics128                                                                                            Scandinavian Studies & English Literature MA (Hons)    Spanish & Portuguese MA (Hons)
                                                     Italian & English Literature MA (Hons)                                                                  Plant Science BSc (Hons)                        114
German & Italian MA (Hons)                                                                               Mathematics BSc (Hons)/MA (Hons)/MMath                                                                    Scandinavian Studies & History MA (Hons)               Spanish & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)
                                                     Italian & History MA (Hons)                                                                             Politics MA (Hons)                               70
German & Linguistics MA (Hons)                                                                           Mathematics & Biology BSc (Hons)                                                                          Scandinavian Studies & Linguistics MA (Hons)           Spanish & Social Policy MA (Hons)
                                                     Italian & History of Art MA (Hons)                                                                      Politics & Economic and Social History MA (Hons)
German & Philosophy MA (Hons)                                                                            Mathematics & Business BSc (Hons)                                                                         Scandinavian Studies & Philosophy MA (Hons)            Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
                                                     Italian & Linguistics MA (Hons)                                                                         Politics & International Relations
German & Politics MA (Hons)                                                                              Mathematics & Music BSc (Hons)                                                                            Scandinavian Studies & Politics MA (Hons)              Sport92
                                                     Italian & Philosophy MA (Hons)                                                                          Politics with Quantitative Methods MA (Hons)
German & Portuguese MA (Hons)                                                                            Mathematics & Physics BSc (Hons)                                                                          Scandinavian Studies & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)    Sport & Recreation Management BSc (Hons)
                                                     Italian & Politics MA (Hons)                                                                            Portuguese MA (Hons)                             90
German & Russian Studies MA (Hons)                                                                       Mathematics & Statistics BSc (Hons)                                                                       Scandinavian Studies & Social Policy MA (Hons)         Structural & Fire Safety Engineering         124
                                                     Italian & Portuguese MA (Hons)                                                                          Portuguese & Business MA (Hons)
German & Scandinavian Studies MA (Hons)                                                                  Mathematics with Management BSc (Hons)                                                                    Scandinavian Studies & Spanish MA (Hons)               BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons)
                                                     Italian & Russian Studies MA (Hons)                                                                     Portuguese & English Language MA (Hons)
German & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)                                                                   Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)/          124                                                          Scottish Ethnology78                                   Structural Engineering with Architecture
                                                     Italian & Scandinavian Studies MA (Hons)                                                                Portuguese & English Literature MA (Hons)
German & Social Policy MA (Hons)                                                                         MEng (Hons)                                                                                               Scottish Ethnology MA (Hons)                           BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons)
                                                     Italian & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)                                                                 Portuguese & History MA (Hons)
German & Spanish MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                                           Scottish Ethnology & Archaeology MA (Hons)             Sustainable Development94
                                                     Italian & Social Policy MA (Hons)                   Medical Sciences104
Global Agriculture & Food Security BSc (Hons) 100                                                                                                            Portuguese & History of Art MA (Hons)                 Scottish Ethnology & Celtic MA (Hons)
                                                     Italian & Spanish MA (Hons)                         Medical Sciences BSc (Hons)                                                                                                                                       Sustainable Development MA (Hons)
Government, Policy & Society MA (Hons)         84                                                                                                             Portuguese & Linguistics MA (Hons)                    Scottish Ethnology & English Language MA (Hons)
                                                                                                          Medicinal & Biological Chemistry BSc (Hons)/ 116   Portuguese & Philosophy MA (Hons)                     Scottish Ethnology & English Literature MA (Hons)
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Government, Policy & Society with
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                                                                                                          MChem                                              Portuguese & Politics MA (Hons)
Quantitative Methods MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                                      Scottish Ethnology & Scandinavian Studies
                                                                                                          Medicine106                                        Portuguese & Russian Studies MA (Hons)
Graphic Design BA (Hons)                      30                                                                                                                                                                    MA (Hons)                                              Textiles BA (Hons)                            30
                                                     Japanese56                                          Medicine MBChB                                     Portuguese & Scandinavian Studies MA (Hons)
Greek Studies MA (Hons)                       26                                                                                                                                                                    Scottish Ethnology & Scottish History MA (Hons)
                                                     Japanese MA (Hons)                                  Middle Eastern Studies MA (Hons)              52   Portuguese & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)                                                                    Theology MA (Hons)                            96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scottish Ethnology & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)
                                                     Japanese & Linguistics MA (Hons)                    Molecular Biology BSc (Hons)                 114   Portuguese & Social Policy MA (Hons)                                                                          Theology & Religious Studies

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scottish Literature MA (Hons)                    40
                                                     Jewellery & Silversmithing BA (Hons) 30             Molecular Genetics BSc (Hons)                      Primary Education with Gaelic (Fluent speakers) 34                                                            Theoretical Physics BSc (Hons)/MPhys         130
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scottish Literature & Classics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                          Music64                                            MA (Hons)                                             Scottish Literature & History MA (Hons)
Health, Science & Society46
Health, Science & Society MA (Hons)
History48
                                                                                                          Music BMus (Hons)                                  Primary Education with Gaelic (Learners)
                                                                                                                                                              MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scottish Literature & Scottish History MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scottish Studies80
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                                                                                                          N                                                   Product Design BA (Hons)                         30                                                           Veterinary Medicine110
History MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                                                   Scottish Studies MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                              Psychology72                                                                                                  Veterinary Medicine BVM&S
History & Archaeology MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                                     Sculpture BA (Hons)                              18
                                                                                                          Neuroscience BSc (Hons)   102                      Psychology BSc (Hons)                                                                                         Veterinary Medicine Graduate Entry Programme
History & Classics MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                                        Social Anthropology82
                                                                                                          Nursing Studies66                                  Psychology & Business MA (Hons)                       Social Anthropology MA (Hons)
History & Economics MA (Hons)
History & History of Art MA (Hons)
History & Politics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                          Nursing Studies BN (Hons)                          Psychology & Economics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                              Psychology & Linguistics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Social Anthropology & Politics MA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Social Anthropology & Social Policy MA (Hons)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Zoology BSc (Hons)                           114
History & Scottish History MA (Hons)                                                                                                                                                                                Social Anthropology with Development MA (Hons)
History of Art50                                                                                                                                                                                                    Social Anthropology with Social History MA (Hons)
History of Art MA (Hons)                                                                                 Oral Health Sciences108
History of Art & Architectural History MA (Hons)                                                         Oral Health Sciences BSc (Hons)
History of Art & Chinese Studies MA (Hons)
History of Art & English Literature MA (Hons)
History of Art & History of Music MA (Hons)
History of Art & Scottish Literature MA (Hons)
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                                                                                                                                                            Subject areas




                                                                                                                                                                                                     The The
                                                                                                                                                            10 Accounting

                                                    Welcome to the
The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences




                                                                                                                                                            12 Arabic & Persian




                                                                                                                                                                                                         College
                                                                                                                                                            14 Archaeology




                                                                                                                                                                                                             College
                                                                                                                                                            16	Architecture and Architectural


                                                    College of Arts, Humanities




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Arts,
                                                                                                                                                                History & Heritage
                                                                                                                                                            18 Art




                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Arts,
                                                                                                                                                            20 Business




                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arts,Humanities
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                                                    & Social Sciences                                                                                       24 Chinese




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Arts, Arts, Humanities
                                                                                                                                                            26 Classics
                                                                                                                                                            28 Cognitive Science
                                                                                                                                                            30 Design
                                                                       Our global reputation for teaching and research helps us to attract the              32 Economics




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            & Social Sciences
                                                                                                                                                            34 Education
                                                                       international research community’s sharpest minds, which in turn means
                                                                                                                                                            38 English Language
                                                                       world-class teaching for our students.                                               40	English Literature & Scottish
                                                                       We were ranked among the world’s top 20 universities in several arts and                 Literature




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        & Social Sciencessss
                                                                       humanities subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.             42 French
                                                                                                                                                            44 German
                                                                       As the University’s largest college, we host more than 23,600 students               46 Health, Science & Society
                                                                       and 3,500 staff. We offer more than 350 undergraduate programmes                     48 History
                                                                       across a broad range of subject areas from our 11 academic schools.                  50 History of Art
                                                                                                                                                            52	Islamic Studies & Middle
                                                                       We offer subjects from established and emerging fields in the arts,                      Eastern Studies
                                                                       humanities and social sciences, including creative practices and                     54 Italian
                                                                       professionally orientated areas. This diversity creates a vibrant atmosphere         56 Japanese
                                                                       in which students from around the world can develop new skills, deepen               58 Landscape Architecture
                                                                       their knowledge, and network with like-minded individuals in preparation             60 Law
                                                                       for whatever challenging and interesting careers lie ahead.                          62 Linguistics
                                                                                                                                                            64 Music
                                                                                                                                                            66 Nursing Studies
                                                                                                                                                            68 Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                            70	Politics & International Relations
                                                                                                                                                            72 Psychology
                                                                                                                    If you have any queries about the
                                                                                                                                                            74 Russian Studies
                                                                                                                    programmes listed in this section,
                                                                                                                    please contact the Admissions Office,   76 Scandinavian Studies
                                                                                                                    or go online for further details.       78 Scottish Ethnology
                                                                                                                                                            80 Scottish Studies
                                                                                                                    The College of Arts, Humanities         82 Social Anthropology
                                                                                                                    & Social Sciences                       84 Social Policy
                                                                                                                    Undergraduate Admissions Office         86 Social Work
                                                                                                                    The University of Edinburgh             88 Sociology
                                                                                                                    60 George Square                        90 Spanish, Portuguese & Latin
                                                                                                                    Edinburgh EH8 9JU, UK
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                                                                                                                                                            96 Theology & Religious Studies




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                                                                                                                                                                                    entry requirements at
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of studying here         and admissions
Accounting Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Accounting Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                At a glance

                                                Contact College of Arts, Humanities & Social
                                                                                                Why choose Accounting                                                         Our teaching is therefore based on          Study abroad
                                                                                                                                                                              the most recent research findings and       The University's Business School
                                                Sciences Undergraduate Admissions Office        at the University of Edinburgh?                                               literature. This helps to ensure that our   exchange programme offers exciting
                                                Email cahss.ugadmissions@ed.ac.uk                                                                                             graduates are attractive to prospective
                                                                                                All of our MA accounting-related programmes are                                                                           opportunities to study abroad in Year 3
                                                Tel +44 (0)131 650 3565                                                                                                       employers. Our programmes will              at one of our partner universities in
                                                Study abroad? Yes
                                                                                                accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of                       provide an excellent foundation for         Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,
                                                                                                Scotland (ICAS), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in                    those hoping to gain a professional         or the USA. You may also study abroad
                                                                                                England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered                       accountancy qualification and can also      through the University's international
                                                Advice for applicants                                                                                                         prepare you for careers in finance and      exchange programme. To participate
                                                                                                Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of
                                                                                                                                                                              other sectors.                              in an exchange programme, you will
                                                Typical offer range:                            Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), the Association                                                                     require a strong academic performance            “With an international
                                                SQA Highers AAAA to ABBB.                       of International Accountants (AIA) and the Chartered                          Accreditation                               in Year 1.                                         community like this one
                                                A Levels AAB to ABB.                            Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).                                   If you wish to progress to a career
                                                IB 40 points (grades 766 at HL) to 34                                                                                         as a fully qualified accountant, the        Additional costs                                   you never know who you
                                                points (grades 655 at HL).                      Our exchange programme offers you exciting                                    accreditation of our programmes             If studying abroad in Year 3, your                 will meet and from where
                                                Access threshold:                               opportunities to study abroad in Year 3 at one of our                         (see page 10) provides a high level         costs will vary by country. In Year 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in the world they come.”
                                                                                                                                                                              of exemption from the professional          you will undertake a dissertation and,
                                                SQA Highers ABBB.                               partner universities in Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand                  examination requirements. Our                                                                Bakani Dube
                                                A Levels ABB.                                                                                                                                                             depending on the field of study you
                                                IB 34 points (grades 655 at HL).
                                                                                                or the USA.                                                                   accreditation from the Institute of         choose, there may be costs associated            2nd year MA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
                                                                                                                                                                              Chartered Accountants of Scotland           with undertaking surveys and
                                                Please note This indicates the overall          Major accounting firms, as well as other large companies,                     offers the maximum exemption                conducting interviews.
                                                standards required to consider you for entry.   regularly present talks to and conduct recruitment                            available to accounting graduates.
                                                The typical offer range and access threshold
                                                are explained on page 153. Full, detailed
                                                                                                activities with our students.                                                                                             Career opportunities
                                                entry requirements, including the subjects                                                                                                                                Accountancy graduates can train to
                                                you need, vary by programme. Please check                                                                                                                                 become a qualified accountant through
                                                the full details before you apply:              Introducing Accounting                                                                                                    a traineeship with an accountancy or
                                                www.ed.ac.uk/ug/24                                                                                                                                                        commercial firm. Alternatively you can
                                                                                                Accountants play a crucial role in business. Their ability                                                                choose a career in taxation, finance or
                                                                                                to measure financial information and use this to make                                                                     banking. Some of our graduates decide
                                                Programmes                                                                                                                                                                to follow a different direction and pursue
                                                                                                projections affects economic decision-making at all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          employment in management positions
                                                MA (Hons)                                       levels. Accountancy is one of the fastest-growing areas                                                                   in the public and private sectors.
                                                Accounting & Business NN14                      of business activity. Financial accountants report on the
                                                Accounting & Finance NN43                       performance of an organisation, while management
                                                                                                accountants provide financial information to help                                                                          Year by year…
                                                                                                with planning and strategy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Year 1                                          Year 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           You will study Accountancy 1A, an               You will study the compulsory courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           introduction to financial accounting,           Advanced Financial Accounting, Auditing
                                                                                                Studying accounting at the University   programme with the flexibility to                                                  and Accountancy 1B, an introduction to          and Management Accounting Applications.
                                                                                                of Edinburgh offers you a flexible      change direction and specialise                                                    management accounting. You will also            You will also study courses in business,
                                                                                                programme of study. You will be able    through your option course choices.                                                study courses in business, finance, law         finance, law or economics, depending
                                                                                                to combine your study of accounting                                                                                        or economics, depending on your joint           on your joint honours programme.
                                                                                                with business, finance, economics or    Our staff have a world-leading                                                     honours programme.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Year 4
                                                                                                law and take a wide range of courses.   reputation as prominent researchers                                                Year 2                                          You will choose two courses from a
                                                                                                This offers you a broad-based           in the accounting discipline.                                                      You will study Accountancy 2A, which            range of options including Advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           deals with some of the more complex             Management Accounting; Audit Practice;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aspects of financial accounting, such as the    Taxation Practices; and Accounting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           preparation of financial statements. You will   Everyday Life. You will also complete an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           also study Accountancy 2B, which examines       accounting-based research dissertation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the more complex areas of management            or a dissertation in business, finance, law
                                                                                                You may also be interested in                                                                                              accounting. You will learn about cost           or economics, depending on your joint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           management topics and costing systems,          honours programme.
                                                                                                Economics & Accounting                                                                                                     including activity-based costing, transfer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Disclaimer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pricing and divisional performance. You will
                                                                                                Page 32                                                                                                                    choose courses in business, finance, law or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           While every effort has been made to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ensure that the information given here is
                                                                                                Law & Accountancy                                                                                                          economics, depending on your joint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           accurate, we anticipate that some of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           honours programme.
                                                                                                Page 60                                                                                                                                                                    programmes may be modified or changed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           from 2019/20. Please check online for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           latest information.
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                                                                                                                                                                                      entry requirements at
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of studying here        and admissions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arabic & Persian Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                      At a glance

                                                      Contact College of Arts, Humanities & Social
                                                                                                      Why choose Arabic & Persian
                                                      Sciences Undergraduate Admissions Office        at the University of Edinburgh?
                                                      Email cahss.ugadmissions@ed.ac.uk
                                                                                                      We are ranked 6th in the UK for Middle Eastern studies
                                                      Tel +44 (0)131 650 3565
                                                      Study abroad? Yes
                                                                                                      in the Complete University Guide 2018. We are also
                                                                                                      14th in the world for arts and humanities in the
                                                                                                      Times Higher Education World University Rankings
                                                      Advice for applicants
                                                                                                      2018 by Subject.
                                                      Typical offer range:                            We have a long and well-established reputation for                                                                                                  “In language tutorials, the
                                                      SQA Highers AAAA to ABBB.
                                                      A Levels ABB.
                                                                                                      teaching about Islam and about the history, culture,                                                                                                  groups are small and you get
                                                      IB 40 points (grades 766 at HL) to 34           languages and literatures of the Middle East. Arabic,                                                                                                 lots of personal attention.
                                                      points (grades 655 at HL).                      for example, has been taught here since the middle                                                                                                    I appreciate the very high
                                                      Access threshold:                               of the 18th century.                                                                                                                                  teaching standards offered
                                                      SQA Highers ABBB.
                                                      A Levels ABB.                                   The University offers 16 languages for study at degree                                                                                                and the enthusiasm and
                                                      IB 34 points (grades 655 at HL).                level and more than 140 joint language programmes.                                                                                                    welcoming attitude of staff.”
                                                      Please note This indicates the overall          This creates a diverse and uniquely exciting and                                                                                                     Archie Vickers
                                                      standards required to consider you for entry.   stimulating environment for language study.                                                                                                          2nd year MA (Hons) Arabic & Persian
                                                      The typical offer range and access threshold
                                                      are explained on page 153. Full, detailed
                                                      entry requirements, including the subjects
                                                      you need, vary by programme. Please check
                                                                                                      Introducing Arabic & Persian
                                                      the full details before you apply:
                                                      www.ed.ac.uk/ug/28
                                                                                                      For several decades the Middle East has been at
                                                                                                      the forefront of world events. Our Arabic and Persian
                                                                                                      programmes provide a unique opportunity to learn the
                                                      Programmes
                                                                                                      region’s languages and develop a better understanding
                                                      MA (Hons)                                       of the region’s politics, culture, religion, history,
                                                      Arabic T620                                     literature and law.
                                                      Arabic & Ancient Greek QQK7
                                                      Arabic & Business TN61                          You will have the opportunity to study a full range of                                                                                                 Year by year…
                                                      Arabic & Economics TL61                         material from pre-Islamic poetry and Islamic philosophy
                                                      Arabic & French TR61                                                                                                                                                                                   Year 1
                                                      Arabic & History TV61                           to modern literature and cinema.                                                                                                                       You will study elementary language,
                                                      Arabic & History of Art TV63                                                                                                                                                                           learning basic grammar and developing
                                                      Arabic & Persian T621                                                                                                                                                                                  your vocabulary. You will also take
                                                      Arabic & Politics TL62                          Study abroad                              Career opportunities                                                                                         courses in Islamic history, modern
                                                      Arabic & Religious Studies R4T8                 Arabic students can choose                The Middle East is one of the UK’s                                                                           Middle Eastern history and courses
                                                      Arabic & Social Anthropology LT66               between at least two countries            major trading partners so there                                                                              from other academic areas.
                                                      Arabic & Spanish TR64                           in the Arabic-speaking world for          is a high demand for graduates                                                                               Year 2
                                                      Persian & English Literature T6Q3               their study abroad. Persian students      who speak Arabic or Persian.                                                                                 You will continue with your language
                                                      Persian & Middle Eastern Studies T63H           will usually study abroad in a Persian-   Our programmes will also prepare                                                                             study and take courses in the religion of
                                                      Persian & Politics LT26                         speaking country.                         you for careers in the diplomatic                                                                            Islam, Islamic and Middle Eastern cultures
                                                      Persian & Social Anthropology TL66                                                        service, elsewhere in the civil                                                                              and courses from other academic areas.
                                                      Persian Studies T633                            Additional costs                          service or in non-government                                                                                 Year 3
                                                                                                      You will spend either a semester or a     organisations. Graduates also enter                                                                          You will spend your third year in an
                                                                                                      year (depending on your programme)        teaching or the media or begin                                                                               Arabic- or Persian-speaking country,
                                                                                                      at a university or institute in an        postgraduate study.                                                                                          improving your language skills and
                                                                                                      Arabic- or Persian-speaking country                                                                                                                    undertaking independent study.
                                                                                                      as part of your programme. Costs
                                                      You may also be interested in                                                                                                                                                                          Year 4
                                                                                                      vary according to the location.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             You will continue to develop your
                                                      Islamic Studies &                                                                                                                                                                                      language and translation skills and
                                                      Middle Eastern Studies                                                                                                                                                                                 will write your honours dissertation.
                                                      Page 52                                                                                                                                                                                                You will also choose from a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             option courses dealing with different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             aspects of Islam and the Middle East.
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                                                 Archaeology
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Archaeology Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                 At a glance

                                                 Contact College of Arts, Humanities & Social
                                                                                                 Why choose Archaeology                                                        Additional costs                                enabling you to demonstrate
                                                                                                                                                                               In Year 1 you are expected to                   intellectual flexibility and the ability
                                                 Sciences Undergraduate Admissions Office        at the University of Edinburgh?                                                                                               to quickly adapt to new situations.
                                                                                                                                                                               participate in an archaeological
                                                 Email cahss.ugadmissions@ed.ac.uk                                                                                                                                             You’ll learn to think logically through
                                                                                                 We’re ranked in the UK's top 10 universities for archaeology                  fieldwork project. Normally, the
                                                 Tel +44 (0)131 650 3565                                                                                                       minimum requirement is three weeks              developing sound research and
                                                 Study abroad? Yes
                                                                                                 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.                          of field experience. Archaeological             analytical skills and you’ll be able
                                                                                                 Our programmes offer many opportunities for practical                         projects often charge a participation           to compile and critically evaluate
                                                                                                                                                                               fee. We are able to make a contribution         evidence in order to formulate and
                                                 Advice for applicants                           archaeological experience during vacations or as part of                      towards your mandatory fieldwork in             present an argument coherently.
                                                                                                 your final year dissertation. Students often get involved in                  Year 1, and also to fieldwork and
                                                 Typical offer range:                            staff projects, ranging from Scotland to Egypt. There are                     practical work in later years if it             Through fieldwork, you’ll develop a             “The programme allows
                                                 SQA Highers AABB to ABBB.
                                                 A Levels ABB.
                                                                                                 also opportunities to take part in external excavation and                    contributes to your programme, but              range of practical archaeological skills          for incredible diversity in
                                                                                                                                                                               the overall cost to you will depend on          that will enable you to appreciate more
                                                 IB 36 points (grades 665 at HL) to 34           archaeological survey fieldwork in the UK and Europe.                         the type of work chosen and where it            fully our human environment and its role          specialisations and study.
                                                 points (grades 655 at HL).
                                                                                                 You will study in a city full of resources and professional                   takes place (many of our projects are           in the contemporary world. Many                   I combine ethnographic
                                                                                                                                                                               conducted abroad). In later years,              archaeology graduates find employment
                                                 Access threshold:
                                                                                                 expertise, with key national archaeological institutions                      you may opt to undertake additional             as professional archaeologists working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 studies of contemporary
                                                 SQA Highers ABBB.
                                                 A Levels ABB.                                   such as National Museums Scotland and Historic                                practical archaeological work in the            for government agencies, universities,            societies, via anthropology,
                                                 IB 34 points (grades 655 at HL).                Environment Scotland. Edinburgh is home to many                               vacations following Years 2 and 3.              museums and heritage organisations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               or applied archaeological companies/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with archaeological theory
                                                                                                                                                                               If you study abroad in Year 3, your
                                                 Please note This indicates the overall          national commercial archaeology companies and                                 costs will vary by country.                     consultancies in the UK or elsewhere.             and its inclusive perspectives
                                                 standards required to consider you for entry.   important archaeological sites which date back to the                                                                         Our graduates are well-rounded people             on human history.”
                                                 The typical offer range and access threshold
                                                 are explained on page 153. Full, detailed
                                                                                                 Mesolithic period, providing opportunities for fieldwork                      Career opportunities                            with a range of transferable skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Savannah Tudlong
                                                 entry requirements, including the subjects      and work experience.                                                          With an archaeology qualification from          These skills will give you the opportunity 	2nd year MA (Hons)
                                                 you need, vary by programme. Please check                                                                                     the University of Edinburgh, you will           to pursue a broad range of careers, for      Archaeology & Social Anthropology
                                                 the full details before you apply:                                                                                            gain practical, social, intellectual and        example, in business, management,
                                                                                                                                                                               theoretical skills. You will become             teaching, journalism, the police, or the
                                                 www.ed.ac.uk/ug/30                              Introducing Archaeology
                                                                                                                                                                               familiar with a range of disciplines,           civil service.
                                                                                                 Archaeology investigates the human past using material
                                                 Programmes
                                                                                                 remains such as artefacts and excavated sites to reconstruct
                                                                                                                                                                                Year by year…
                                                 MA (Hons)                                       the economic, social and cultural life of early societies.
                                                 Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations VV41        At Edinburgh we have a rich tradition of archaeological                        Archaeology                                     Year 3                                          Year 2
                                                 Archaeology V400                                teaching and research, specialising in European prehistory,                                                                    You will study Theoretical Archaeology,         You will study Archaeology 2A: Scotland
                                                 Archaeology & Ancient History VV1A                                                                                             Year 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                which explores the history of archaeology       Before History from the earliest evidence
                                                 Archaeology & Social Anthropology VL46          the early civilisations of the Mediterranean and the Near                      You will study Archaeology 1A and 1B,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and its development as an academic              of human occupation to the early 1st
                                                                                                 East and Egypt.                                                                which offer a broad introduction to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                discipline. You will also study Archaeology     millennium AD. You will also study
                                                                                                                                                                                human past and cover the key techniques
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in Practice and four additional courses         Archaeology 2B: Archaeology in Action,
                                                                                                                                                                                archaeologists use. You will choose two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from archaeology options. There will be         and Ancient History 2A and 2B. You will
                                                                                                                                                                                courses complimentary to your studies and
                                                                                                 You will be introduced to standard     Study abroad                            two from a wide range of options. At the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                opportunities, normally in the summer           choose either Roman Art and Archaeology
                                                                                                 and innovative archaeological          There are opportunities to study                                                        after Years 2 and 3, to complete                or Greek Art and Archaeology and one
                                                                                                                                                                                end of Year 1, you will normally be required
                                                                                                 techniques and the practice and        abroad in Year 3, either by applying                                                    archaeology fieldwork or other practical        course from a wide range of options
                                                                                                                                                                                to undertake three weeks of fieldwork.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                assignments in the UK or abroad. Such work      outside your primary subjects.
                                                                                                 theory of archaeology. This will       for the School’s Erasmus exchange
                                                                                                 take in the study of science-based     agreements or for one of the            Year 2                                          is optional, but can be assessed as part of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Year 3
                                                                                                                                                                                You will study Archaeology 2A: Scotland         your programme.
                                                                                                 archaeology, including the study       University’s many international                                                                                                         You will study Theoretical Archaeology
                                                                                                                                                                                Before History from the earliest evidence       Year 4
                                                                                                 of animal and human bones and          exchanges beyond Europe.                                                                                                                and Archaeology in Practice as well as two
                                                 You may also be interested in                                                                                                  of human occupation to the early 1st
                                                                                                 digital applications. You can choose   These cover practically every                                                           You will select four archaeology option         ancient history courses and two further
                                                                                                                                                                                millennium AD. You will also study
                                                                                                 to specialise by geographical area     continent on the globe, from North                                                      courses and write your honours dissertation.    courses in either archaeology or ancient
                                                 History & Archaeology                                                                                                          Archaeology 2B: Archaeology in Action
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                history. There will be opportunities to
                                                                                                 or period and to become involved       and South America to Australasia        and The Human Skeleton in Archaeology           Archaeology & Ancient History
                                                 Page 48                                         in practical research or applied       and all of Asia. These are unique                                                                                                       complete archaeology fieldwork or other
                                                                                                                                                                                and Forensic Science. You will choose
                                                                                                 archaeology, for example through       opportunities to immerse yourself                                                       Year 1                                          practical assignments.
                                                 Ancient History & Classical                                                                                                    two courses complementary to your studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You will study Archaeology 1A and 1B,
                                                                                                 fieldwork.                             in different university systems and     and one from a wide range of options.                                                           Year 4
                                                 Archaeology                                                                            cultures. There will normally be                                                        which offer a broad introduction to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You will select two archaeology courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                human past and cover the key techniques
                                                 Page 26                                         Joint honours                          opportunities to complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                archaeologists use. You will select two of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and two ancient history and classical art/
                                                                                                 Archaeology can also be studied as     archaeological fieldwork or other                                                                                                       archaeology courses from a wide range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                our four survey courses on the history and
                                                 Classical Archaeology                           part of a joint honours programme      practical assignments in locations                                                      culture of the Greek and Roman worlds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of options. Your dissertation may be on a
                                                 & Greek/Latin                                   with history, architectural history,   outside the UK.                                                                         and two courses from a wide range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                theme of your choice in either archaeology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                or ancient history, or on a topic bridging
                                                 Page 26                                         Celtic, geography, Scottish                                                                                                    options. At the end of the year you will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the disciplines.
                                                                                                 ethnology or social anthropology.                                                                                              normally be required to undertake three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                weeks of fieldwork.
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                                                                                       Architecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Further information and programme-specific                           page                     page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 entry requirements at
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                                                                                       Architectural History & Heritage                                                                                                                                                                            for the benefits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of studying here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for applications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and admissions
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Architecture and Architectural History & Heritage Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                                                       At a glance

                                                                                       Contact College of Arts, Humanities & Social
                                                                                                                                          Why choose Architecture or Architectural History                                 Placements                                      Additional costs
                                                                                                                                          & Heritage at the University of Edinburgh?                                       MA (Hons) Architecture includes                 Architecture students will need to
                                                                                       Sciences Undergraduate Admissions Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a credited integrated practice work             purchase specialist equipment, such
                                                                                       Email cahss.ugadmissions@ed.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                          Our architecture programmes are prescribed by the                                period in semester two of Year 3.               as a drawing board and laptop, as well
                                                                                       Tel +44 (0)131 650 3565                                                                                                             For Architectural History & Heritage,           as pay for drawing and model-making
                                                                                       Study abroad? Yes
                                                                                                                                          Architects Registration Board (ARB) and have full Royal                          placements are a core component                 materials and printing costs. Self-
                                                                                                                                          Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validation.                               of the programme in Years 3 and 4.              funded field trips and study visits are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           undertaken as part of the programme.
                                                                                       Advice for applicants                              You will have opportunities to gain hands-on experience                          Study abroad                                    If accepted for entry, you will be sent a
                                                                                                                                          through embedded periods of integrated practice.                                 There are options for working and               letter outlining specific estimated costs
                                                                                       Typical offer range:                                                                                                                studying abroad in the honours                  for the forthcoming academic year.               “In my opinion it is the city
                                                                                                                                          As a place of outstanding architectural interest and
                                                                                       SQA Highers AAAA to ABBB.
                                                                                       A Levels AAA to ABB.                               a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           years of our MA (Hons) programmes.                                                                 that makes the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The integrated practice working period          Career opportunities
                                                                                       IB 40 points (grades 766 at HL) to 34              offers you the perfect setting in which to study the                             in Architecture allows for work abroad.         Architecture students gain excellent               really stand out and there
                                                                                       points (grades 655 at HL).
                                                                                                                                          built environment.                                                               We also offer international exchanges           skills in design, spatial awareness,               is no way of experiencing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           with Erasmus partner institutions in            problem-solving and project-based
                                                                                       Access threshold:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Year 3 and an Architectural History &           production, which combine into a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              it without visiting it and
                                                                                       SQA Highers ABBB.
                                                                                       A Levels ABB.                                      Introducing Architecture and Architectural History                               Heritage exchange with the University           strong and adaptable skill set.                    getting involved.”
                                                                                       IB 34 points (grades 655 at HL).                                                                                                    of Virginia.                                    The BA and MA (Hons) Architecture                 Aitalina Semenova
                                                                                                                                          & Heritage                                                                                                                       programmes both offer routes into                 2nd year MA (Hons) Architecture
                                                                                       Please note This indicates the overall                                                                                                                                              the architecture profession and our
                                                                                       standards required to consider you for entry.      Architecture's scope is more than technical, environmental                                                                       graduates typically continue their
                                                                                       The typical offer range and access threshold are   or historic expertise. Studying and practising architecture                                                                      studies to qualify as architects working
                                                                                       explained on page 153. Full, detailed entry
                                                                                       requirements, including the subjects you           has the potential to shape culture, aspiration and                                                                               in a wide range of established and
                                                                                       need, vary by programme. Please check the          community, to deepen our experience of the modern                                                                                emerging contexts, including private
                                                                                       full details before you apply:                                                                                                                                                      practice, local and national government,
                                                                                       www.ed.ac.uk/ug/16
                                                                                                                                          world and to imagine our futures.                                                                                                or large commercial organisations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           both here in the UK and overseas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Architectural history and heritage
                                                                                       Programmes                                         In Architecture you will learn from      Accreditation
                                                                                                                                                                                   †
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           graduates can have careers in
                                                                                                                                          leading architectural practitioners      All architecture students are                                                           conservation, land management,
                                                                                       MA (Hons)                                          and researchers through architectural    admitted to the MA (Hons)                                                               heritage or historical consultancy.
                                                                                       Architectural History & Heritage VV31              design exploration and proposition.      Architecture programme. At the
                                                                                       Architectural History & Archaeology VVH4           Thematic approaches to briefs and        end of Year 2 you will have a choice
                                                                                                                                          sites are informed by theoretical        of pathways enabling accelerated         Year by year…
                                                                                       BA – 3 years/MA (Hons)                             and practical knowledge.                 progress or the development of
                                                                                       Architecture K100    †
                                                                                                                                                                                   broader academic interests – either
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Year 1                                         Year 2                                            Year 3
                                                                                                                                          Our Architectural History & Heritage     our three-year BA or our four-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In Architecture, you will learn about the      Architecture works toward integrating your        In Architecture, you will study design
                                                                                                                                          programme offers an unrivalled           MA (Hons), including a variant of        principles of architectural design. You will   developing design skills in more complex          and its cultural, theoretical and technical
                                                                                                                                          breadth of study in the historic built   the MA (Hons) with an exchange           work on projects that look at architectural    urban contexts with more ambitious                contexts. The MA (Hons) includes an
                                                                                                                                          environment. It places the history       year abroad. Both programmes             elements and assembly in different             building programme briefs. The year               integrated practice working period where
                                                                                                                                          of architecture, fine art, and           have ARB Part1 prescription and full     contexts. At the same time you will be         includes a field trip to a European city where    you will study via distance learning as you
                                                                                                                                          heritage management within               Royal Institute of British Architects    taught the fundamentals of technology          design projects are situated. You will            gain professional experience. You will also
                                                                                                                                          the context of urbanism and the          (RIBA) validation.                       and environment, art and design practices      continue to apply your knowledge of               take a range of studio options within the
                                                                                                                                          cultural history of cities. You will                                              and architectural history.                     technology and environment to your design         design courses. In Architectural History &
                                                                                                                                          learn about different architectures      Joint honours                                                                           work. You will also take an option course         Heritage you will study Texts & Theories in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Architectural History & Heritage begins
                                                                                                                                          of the past, the relationship of         Architecture can also be studied as                                                     that allows you to broaden your learning          Western Architecture and specialist options
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with an introductory course covering the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in subjects across the University. Option         in the history of architecture since the
                                                                                                                                          buildings and urban environments         part of a joint honours programme        development of the built environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           courses may follow a structured programme         medieval period. You will undertake a
                                                                                                                                          to the societies that produce them,      with structural engineering.             from earliest times to the present. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pathway in architectural histories or digital     specialist building archaeology course
                                                                                                                                          and techniques for recording and         Architectural history can also be        will also take relevant options in history,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           culture. At the end of Year 2, you can select     and a placement providing first-hand
                                                                                                                                          preserving historic structures and       studied as part of a joint honours       archaeology, and history of art, or any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           whether you wish to take the three-year BA        experience of conservation in practice.
                                                                                                                                          urban fabric.                            programme with history of art,           other course in the College of Arts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           or four-year MA (Hons).
                                                                                                                                                                                   social history or archaeology.           Humanities & Social Sciences that suits                                                          Year 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            your programme and timetable.                  Architectural History & Heritage broadens         In Architecture, you will study Logistics,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           out to consider the city as a social and          take option courses and an architectural
                                                                                       You may also be interested in                                                                                                                                                       cultural phenomenon. You will learn about         design studio, complete a dissertation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           techniques and practices concerning               and an immersive design project, and
                                                                                       Landscape Architecture                                                                                                                                                              heritage management and conservation and          develop, curate and present a portfolio.
                                                                                       Page 58                                                                                                                                                                             take option courses from across the College       In Architectural History & Heritage you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.            will choose specialist courses and complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a major research dissertation.
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