University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Scottish History

Central to the programme are courses on all periods of Scottish history based on a wide variety of themes and methodological approaches; many courses adopt a comparative framework and seek to place Scotland's historical experience in the widest possible context. Students develop: a specialised knowledge and understanding of Scottish history; a detailed knowledge and understanding of the central historiographical issues of this area; an understanding of the interaction between historical sources and explanation; an appreciation of the historical and historiographical context of the student's individual area of research.

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; historical research: skills and sources. Optional modules include: contemporary Scotland; ethnic and national identities in medieval Scotland; governance in Scotland: 1424 to 1625; kingship in medieval Scotland; saints cults: pilgrimage and piety in Scotland; Scotland and Ireland: 1800 to 1922; war and society in dark-age Scotland; a crucible for change: enlightenment in Britain, 1688�1801.

Assessment methods



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