University of Stirling History

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University of Stirling History

University of Stirling History

From the local to the global, understanding the past is essential to making sense of the modern world. How did America become a superpower? Would women have got the right to vote without struggle? Why do people empower authoritarian leaders? How does climate shape society?

History at Stirling allows you to explore these and many other pressing questions, guided by a committed team of historians passionate about their subjects.

Thanks to the flexibility of Stirling’s academic programmes, you can study history in combination with other subjects, such as education, politics, languages or media studies. In addition to developing your knowledge of the world, you will acquire intellectual and personal skills much in demand in the labour market. Stirling is strong on graduate employability,1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for graduate employability, with almost 97% of our graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2016), and a dedicated module in the fourth semester will orient you in the variety of professional careers a degree in history opens to you.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Four-year Honours degree

SQA Higher:
ABBB – one sitting.
AABB – two sittings.GCE A-level:
BBB

IB Diploma:
32 points

BTEC (Level 3):
DDM

Three-year Honours degree

SQA Adv. Higher:
ABBGCE A-level:
ABB

IB Diploma:
35 points

Essential subjects:
To include History.

Other qualifications

HNC/HND:

Minimum entry
Scottish HNC/D – Bs in graded units
English, Welsh and NI HNC/D – Merits and Distinctions.

Advanced entry
May be possible with an HND in Social Sciences.

Modules required – History A, B, C and D.

Access courses:
Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed.

Essential subjects:
As listed above or equivalent.

Foundation Apprenticeships:

Considered to be equivalent to 1 Higher at Grade B

Additional information

General entrance requirements apply.

If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.

INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. This course offers a route to study at University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences to the required standard provides guaranteed progression to this degree.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17

More information on our English language requirements

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.

Fees and costs

Fees 2018/19

Overseas students (non-EU) £ 12,140.00
Scottish and EU students £ 1,820.00
Students from the rest of the UK £9250 – with a generous package of scholarship options

From 2016/7 onwards, the fees for overseas undergraduates will be held at the level upon entry.

If you plan to commence your studies at the University of Stirling in January 2018, please note you will be subject to our 2017/18 fees. Please contact us for more information.

Please note: Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.

You should expect to pay fees for every year you are in attendance and be aware fees are subject to revision and may increase annually. Students on programmes of study of more than one year should take this into account when applying.

Please note there is an additional charge should you choose to attend a graduation ceremony. View more information

Cost of Living

Find out about the cost of living for students at Stirling

Payment options

Find information on paying fees by instalments