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1 Open Day 2013 Admission to the University of Edinburgh Subjects in the College of Humanities and Social Science Suzanne Ewing Associate Dean (Recruitment/Admissions) College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS)

2 Open Day 2013 welcome Suzanne Ewing Associate Dean (Recruitment/Admissions) College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS)

3 Open Day 2013 welcome how to escape! Suzanne Ewing Associate Dean (Recruitment/Admissions) College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS)

4 McEwan Hall, Designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson 1874 for University graduations Open Day 2013 Images © RCAHMS

5 Open Day 2013 Images © RCAHMS Recent aerial views of George Square area showing Informatics Forum under construction

6 Open Day 2013 Admission to the University of Edinburgh Subjects in the College of Humanities and Social Science Suzanne Ewing Associate Dean (Recruitment/Admissions) College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS)

7 Open Day 2013 Admission to the University of Edinburgh Subjects in the College of Humanities and Social Science Accounting, Arabic & Persian, Archaeology, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Business, Celtic, Classics, Cognitive Science (Humanities), Design, Divinity & Religious Studies, Economics, Education, English & Scottish Literature, English Language, French, German, Hispanic Studies, History, History of Art & Fine Art, Islamic Studies & Middle Eastern Studies, Italian, Law, Linguistics, Modern European Languages, Music, Nursing Studies, Philosophy, Politics & International relations, Psychology, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Scottish Ethnology, Scottish Studies, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Sport Science & Sport Management, Sustainable Development

8 Why Edinburgh? a city University cosmopolitan connected academic community College of Humanities and Social Sciences College of Science and Engineering College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

9 cultural, political, social institutions and collections exciting and varied social and cultural scene Festivals Why Edinburgh? a vibrant city

10 great student life, student society EUSA high quality sports facilities, access to coast and hills setting: World Heritage Site of stunning Georgian, Victorian and contemporary architecture University investing in buildings and facilities Why Edinburgh? the student experience

11 For the second year running the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012/2013, rated the University 11th in the world for the Humanities, 4th in the UK and Europe 12,500 undergraduates from 130 countries in the College 1300 academic and administrative staff 11 Schools in the College are academic communities for subjects and degrees Why Edinburgh? the academic context

12 International reputation for high quality of teaching and research University of Edinburgh placed top 5 in the UK and 1 st in Scotland by volume of 4* ‘world leading’ research from RAE (2008) University of Edinburgh ranked 32 nd in world in Times Higher Education QS World rankings 2012/13 Research expertise in undergraduate degrees World class visiting academics Why Edinburgh? the academic context

13 300+ degree programmes Many degrees have small classes Opportunity for Single or Joint Honours Degrees Opportunity to experience a broad range of studies as well as depth in main subject Why Edinburgh? the range of degrees

14 a variety of study methods and innovative practices relevant for diversity of subjects lectures, tutorials, seminars, practice and studio work, fieldwork a rigorous curriculum: expect to spend around 40 hours per week working in class or private study Personal tutor – academic guidance and support 2 semesters: September- December / January-May Why Edinburgh? the degree experience

15 Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 3 subjects italian arch hist 1 scottish history arch hist 2 potential to change programme at end Yr1, Yr2 study abroad/ specialisation arch hist Jun Hons 3 Dissertation/ large project history of art 2 Flexibility within structured constraints history of art 1 arch hist Sen Hons 4 Why Edinburgh? the 4 year degree sample pathway

16 Outside subjects can offer skills and knowledge towards a broad academic portfolio International exchanges/ opportunities for study abroad in 3 rd year: selection largely based on academic performance in degree Developing academic and communication skills: learning new languages, improved communications in languages other than English, Statistical literacy Structured extra curricular work Edinburgh Award, Employ.ed Internship scheme, student ambassadors Why Edinburgh? the 4 year degree

17 We are seeking to admit students who will thrive in the context of a cosmopolitan city university, and as part of a high calibre academic community The University is committed to admitting the very best students from a wide range of backgrounds Diversity in the student experience enriches the educational experience for all We aim to maintain the quality of student experience through stable and consistent cohorts (around 3000 undergraduates each year) Who are we looking for?

18 We are seeking to admit students who will thrive in the context of a cosmopolitan city university, and as part of a high calibre academic community The University is committed to admitting the very best students from a wide range of backgrounds Diversity in the student experience enriches the educational experience for all We aim to maintain the quality of student experience through stable and consistent cohorts (around 3000 undergraduates each year) Who are we looking for?

19 We are seeking to admit students who will thrive in the context of a cosmopolitan city university, and as part of a high calibre academic community The University is committed to admitting the very best students from a wide range of backgrounds Diversity in the student experience enriches the educational experience for all We aim to maintain the quality of student experience through stable and consistent cohorts (around 3000 undergraduates each year) Who are we looking for?

20 We are seeking to admit students who will thrive in the context of a cosmopolitan city university, and as part of a high calibre academic community The University is committed to admitting the very best students from a wide range of backgrounds Diversity in the student experience enriches the educational experience for all We aim to maintain the quality of student experience through stable and consistent cohorts (around 3000 undergraduates each year) Is Edinburgh for me?

21 Apply online via UCAS by 15 January 2014 ‘Gathered field’ approach Most applicants receive decisions in February / March Art + Design applicants submit digital mini-portfolio by 28 January These are assessed in January/February for invitation to Applicant days in Feb/March, then offers are made Nursing and some Education programmes have interviews Post Offer Visit Days in March/April 2014 allow you to decide which offer to take up When do you/we decide?

22 Minimum academic qualifications For entry into the selection process (no guarantee of offer): Strong academic record demonstrated by Highers BBBB (more if two sittings) A Level BBB (with three A2 exams taken in one exam diet) International Baccalaureate 34 points (with 555 at Higher level) English and Maths or approved Science subject (except some Art + Design programmes) Standard Grade (3) or Intermediate 2 (C) or GCSE (C) or IB SL (4) See Prospectus for any further specific subject requirements How we select

23 Your application Academic qualifications Personal statement - should demonstrate clear interest in chosen subject - be well constructed and articulate - indicate evidence of commitment, motivation, readiness for higher education and chosen degree programme - give evidence of career exploration (where relevant) Academic Reference Other -Art and Design programmes: you submit a digital mini-portfolio How we select

24 The primary consideration is overall academic profile, including Standard Grade/GCSE’s All applications receive full, fair and equal consideration by a professional admissions team, based on advice by academic colleagues Offers are Unconditional or Conditional Conditional offers are made in the range of BBBB-AAAA (Highers) BBB-AAA (A Levels) (International Baccalaureate) How we offer

25 The higher your academic achievement, the more likely it is you will be made an offer Offer will be made according to typical offer and minimum requirements See Prospectus for typical offer in subject For statistics in subject areas see We set academic achievement in context through considering a range of factors Chances of offer

26 School Leavers brochure inquiries CHSS Admissions queries - today [David Hume Tower ground floor] Find out about fees + finance, accommodation, careers, student experience [Appleton Tower] Open Day 2013

27 Suzanne Ewing Associate Dean (Recruitment/Admissions) College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS) Open Day 2013 Enjoy the day!


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