Our flexible structure allows you to fit your studies around work or family commitments and to develop your own specialised interests under the expert guidance of experienced academics. The thematic breadth of this programme means you can choose from a diverse range of topics and you will be able to further your own specialised interests through the dissertation.
The online MSc History History (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is delivered entirely online. Both the core and option units are taught through a combination of live virtual seminars and discussion board forums. We aim to provide advanced knowledge and understanding of selected topics in history, as well as enhancing skills in independent research, critical analysis, and both oral and written presentation.
All of our teaching is divided into themed weeks. The method of teaching will vary from course to course and may include podcast lectures, group work and reflective diary posts. Each course has a dedicated lecturer responsible for running it and you can expect to receive regular feedback on your discussion posts and all written assignments from them.
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 long-term academic careers and consider the MSc as preparation for a PhD. The combination of skills training, specialised seminars, and independent research provides you with transferable skills that will be beneficial whatever path you choose.
Graduates 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 their transferable skills to enter business, media, public administration or marketing.
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- Historical Research: Approaches to History
- Historical Research: Skills and Sources
- Empire or Continent?: British Foreign Policy in the Era of the Great War
- Theories of Empire in the Early Modern Period
- The Lords of the Isles: Clan Donald, c.1336 - c.1545
- Ideology and Politics in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Space
- The Rise of Modern US Conservatism
- Questioning the 'Revolutions' in Economic and Social History
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Modern History View 47 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme.
- It is not necessary to have a full degree in History, but some previous study in History at honours/'upper undergraduate' level is strongly advised.
- Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.
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International16200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- 2 Years (Part-time) - £8,100 per year
- 2 - 6 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study) - 20 credits £1,715; 60 credits £5,135
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.