University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

American History

The course provides an introduction to advanced study in American history both to students who plan to embark on doctoral work and to students who simply want to spend a year pursuing in more depth intellectual interests developed as undergraduates; this programme is distinctive in its breadth and diversity, both chronological and thematic; the programme offers a challenging academic experience, particularly for those who wish to combine a small-scale research project with specialist methodological, theoretical, historical and historiographical training; its objective is to help candidates attain a level of expertise and knowledge that enables them to embark upon independent research at an advanced level in American history.

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

Historical methodology; historical research: skills and sources; themes in American historiography; British emigration, 1603�1914; Calvinist theology and piety in Britain and America, c1590�1660; intellectual history of the American revolution; American foreign policy; slavery in the British Atlantic world, 1650�1834; the civil rights movement; the united states and the cold war; conservatism in the united states, c1930�c1990.


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