University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Social and Cultural History

The programme provides a broad academic experience for those who wish to combine a small-scale research project at postgraduate level with specialist theoretical, methodological and subject-specific teaching across a range of periods and approaches.

Entry requirements

A UK 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 modules include: historical methodology and historiography; historical research; theory of social and cultural history. Optional modules include: a crucible for change: enlightenment in Britain; Anglo�Scottish print culture: 1707�2007; approaches to gender history; British at war: 1939�45; cinema and society in Britain; diaspora, migration and exile; cinema and society in south Asia; material culture of gender in 18th-century Britain; medicine, science and society in Renaissance Italy; slavery, forced labour and identity in African history.


Qualification Study mode Start month 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

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Key information

Graduate School Administrative Assistant
Telephone number: 
0131 650 9948