Bachelor On Campus

Spanish and History

The University of Edinburgh

48 months
23100 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Spanish and History programme at The University of Edinburgh helps us understand the world in which we live now, as well as shedding light on the past.



The 20 countries where Spanish is an official language have fascinatingly rich and varied cultures. As well as intensive training in both the written and spoken aspects of the language, our Spanish courses will introduce you to an extraordinary range of literature, film and theatre from around the world.

We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working.


The discipline of history involves study of the human past, adopting a critical approach to evidence.

Our history courses are distinctive for the range of historical themes, chronological periods and geographical areas which can be studied using a variety of different intellectual approaches.

Career opportunities after the Spanish and History programme at The University of Edinburgh

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world and, together with History, is your gateway to a great many countries and cultures worldwide, including in Europe and Latin America.

Employers increasingly value the excellent communication skills and imaginative thinking that come with language learning, and the intercultural and critical awareness provided by international experiences such as the Year Abroad.

In many careers, oral and written language skills - including in translation and interpreting - give you a competitive edge, both at home and abroad.

Our graduates have go on to work in the public, private and third sectors, including for international charities or institutions of the European Union (Spanish is an official working language of the EU), or move into the creative industries, outreach and teaching, heritage, tourism and travel.

There are also opportunities to continue studying at postgraduate level, with Year 4 in particular developing the research skills you will need if you choose this path.

Programme Structure


You will study either Spanish 1A or 1B, depending on your language skills, and a selection of literary texts and films from the Spanish-speaking world.


History courses in Year 1 are broad survey courses that are designed to prepare you for more specialised study in Years 3 and 4.

Current courses range from the Middle Ages to the present. You will take one of these courses and also a compulsory course in historical skills that engages with broader questions about:

  • the nature of history as an academic discipline

  • the methods and skills required for historical research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirement is:

  • SQA Highers: AAAAA-AAAA (achievement by end of S5 preferred). BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: AAA - ABB.
  • IB: 37 points with 666 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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