University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Medieval History

The course is concerned broadly with all aspects of European history between about 400 and 1500 AD; it is designed to provide a grounding for all students in the principal categories of surviving evidence, of the technical skills needed to read them, namely, palaeography and linguistic knowledge (generally Latin), and of the value of an interdisciplinary approach to medieval research.

Entry requirements

A 1st class or 2.1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent in a relevant discipline is normally required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Core course: the sources of medieval history. Option courses include: contacts and conflicts; historical research: skills and methods; elementary Gaelic 1 and 2; elementary Latin 1 and 2; intermediate Latin 1 and 2; medicine, science and society in late medieval and renaissance Italy; Normandy and the Normans; old English; saints cults, pilgrimage and piety in Scotland; the English bible; the life and works of Adomnan of Iona; the lordship of the isles: a political history; war and society in early Christian Scotland.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Graduate School Administrative Assistant
Telephone number: 
0131 650 9948