Medieval Studies, Master | The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 months
25300 GBP/year
9700 GBP/year
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The Medieval Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh is ideal if you have a clear idea of the independent research you wish to undertake at Masters level.


Research profile

Home of the cross-disciplinary Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Medieval Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh has one of the largest communities of medieval and Renaissance specialists in the world: upwards of 70 researchers across the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Join our community and undertake a 15,000-word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

Our research interests are wide-ranging and global, and include history, languages and literatures, history of art and architecture, music, divinity, archaeology, law, Celtic and Scottish Studies, Islamic, European, and Asian Studies.

In addition to your dissertation, you will also research and write two 6,000-word essays on related subjects of interest, enabling you to develop a broader basis of knowledge in your chosen discipline. These essays will be guided by your supervisor.

Programme Structure

This programme includes training in:

  • palaeography and codicology
  • theoretical approaches to medieval society and culture
  • research skills and methods
  • sources of medieval history.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.

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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