When applying, as for other research programmes such as a PhD, you must submit a research proposal explaining your plans and demonstrating your knowledge of the chosen field: this will be closely scrutinised as part of our admissions process. Two supervisors will be appointed to work with you on the project and it is a good idea to consult with prospective supervisors before applying.
The postgraduate students in this History programme at The University of Edinburgh have access to:
- A dedicated study and computing lab with printing, copying and scanning facilities, overlooking the Meadows, one of the city’s best-loved green spaces.
- Two research rooms, shared with undergraduates, housing some of our impressive book collections and a small selection of computing facilities.
- A large common room overlooking the Meadows, shared by students and staff.
- Our PhD study room. Subject to available desk space, you may apply after semester one of your first year.
- A number of small-scale teaching rooms, well-equipped with facilities such as data projection and smart boards.
- Exhibition areas, filled with artefacts and artwork from our collections.
Our students view the programme and a graduate degree from 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 while others build on the transferable skills gained and enter areas as diverse as business, media, public administration and marketing.
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- Research interests within History are extremely wide-ranging and include medieval culture, religion, gender, and law; historical theory; early modern witchcraft and the occult; the Italian Renaissance; North America from the colonial era; intellectual history from Machiavelli to Marx; genocide; Nazi and post-war Germany; Russia and the Soviet Union; the Cold War; and political, social, and cultural aspects of the history of China, Japan, Africa, India, Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era.
- You will be assigned two supervisors who will provide expert academic guidance on your chosen research topic. You will meet regularly to discuss your progress and research plans.
- In addition to individual supervision, all our Masters by Research students pursue an individually tailored programme of research and professional skills training agreed with their supervisors.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Modern History View 151 other Masters in Modern History in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in a subject related to your programme.
- Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.
International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £4,600
- International/EU: £12,000
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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