University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh


Central to the programme are courses on all periods of history covering geographical areas, based on themes and methodological approaches. The programme provides academic experience both for those who wish to undertake a taught Master's course at postgraduate level and for those who require the training and confidence that the Master's degree provides as the basis for further postgraduate study or as a foundation for careers in archival or museum work, the cultural heritage industry or education.

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

Compulsory courses: historical methodology; historical research: skills and sources. Option courses: students choose 4 specialist courses from approaches to gender history; armed struggle; the British at war, 1939�1945; cinema and society in South Asia; intellectual history of the American revolution; medieval men and masculinity; the fall of Rome; the lordship of the isles: a political history; the Northern Ireland troubles and their origins; the science of man in the enlightenment; Scotland and Ireland, 1800�1922; the United States and the cold war.

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