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History of Art

The University of Edinburgh

24 months
23350 EUR/year
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The History of Art programme at The University of Edinburgh is for students with a good general knowledge of the subject area, who wish to focus their interests and deepen their knowledge of a specific topic. 


To complete the History of Art programme at The University of Edinburgh you would normally submit two, 5,000-word, independent research essays, on topics chosen in consultation with your supervisor.

During semesters 1 and 2, you are also required to complete:

  • the History of Art core course Research Theories and Methods (which is assessed via a 3,000-word essay)
  • one further course (which may be chosen from a broad range of taught postgraduate option courses, assessed by a 4,000-word essay, or a credit-bearing language course or other suitable option)

At the end of the summer, you are required to submit a 15,000-word dissertation.

Training and support

All of our research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary approach and all are assigned two research supervisors. Your second supervisor may be from another discipline within ECA, or from somewhere else within the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences or elsewhere within the University, according to the expertise required. On occasion more than two supervisors will be assigned, particularly where the degree brings together multiple disciplines.

Programme Structure

  • The MSc by Research consists of assessed work, split between a dissertation (15,000 words) and supervised research essays on topics related to the dissertation.
  • The programme also includes a compulsory research training course and either a methodology course or another course from another MSc programme, if agreed to be more suitable by your supervisor and postgraduate director.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23350 EUR per year during 24 months.

 Home fees have still to be agreed


  • International/EU - £11,675

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.


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