Ideas and patterns of thought always have been, and continue to be, subject to historical change. The ways in which they change, and the reasons why they do so, make for fascinating study.
By the end of the Intellectual History programme at The University of Edinburgh you will have the tools you need to appreciate the interdependence of text and context and the importance of ideas in past and present, as well as the ability to research effectively and present your work with confidence.
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 and will be assigned a supervisor from the outset.
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:
- policy think tanks
- national and international civil services
- non-governmental organisations
- historic trusts
Others build on the transferable skills gained and enter areas as diverse as:
- public administration
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- Historical Methodology
- Historical Research: Skills and Sources
- Athens of the North: the Scottish Enlightenment
- Debating Marriage between Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- Islamic Africa
- Literature and History in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland
- Madness, Science and Society in the Modern World
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or its international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme, normally History.
- We will also consider honours degrees in other subjects such as Philosophy, Classics, Literature, or Politics if your personal statement demonstrates how you are equipped to undertake the programme.
- Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.
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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 residency status.
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.