Taught by one of the largest groups of historians in any British university, you will encounter a stimulating environment in which to further your interest in practically any era of history and many regions of the world. By joining this programme you’ll also take part in a rich programme of events featuring our renowned academic staff and distinguished visitors from all over the world.
You will take a variety of seminar-style courses in small groups. Most courses are assessed by means of an extended piece of written work, while some courses may also assess non-written skills. You will complete two compulsory courses and select a further four options from a wide range on offer. You will then complete an independent research dissertation under the guidance of an assigned supervisor.
Our students view the History programme offered by The University of Edinburgh as an advanced qualification valued and respected by many employers, others are interested in pursuing long-term academic careers and therefore consider the MSc as preparation for a PhD. The combination of skills training courses, specialised seminars, and independent research provides you with transferable skills that will be beneficial whatever path you choose.
Graduates pursue work in related areas such as museums, policy think-tanks, national and international civil services, non-governmental organisations, galleries, libraries and historic trusts whilst others build on the transferable skills gained and enter areas as diverse as business, media, public administration and marketing.
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- Historical Methodology
- Historical Research: Skills and Sources
- Thinking with Things: History and Material Culture Studies
- Literature and History in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland
- Medieval Men and Masculinities
- Studying Women in Late Medieval England: Sources and Approaches
- Medieval Travellers in the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia
- Propaganda in Renaissance Scotland
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Ancient History View 643 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in History or another humanities or social science subject with a significant historical component.
- We will also consider an honours degree in another subject if you have relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications.
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International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
- International/EU: £12,650
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.
The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on:
- your programme
- the duration of your studies
- your tuition fee status
Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.