University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh


Students can choose from topics such as American politics to modern Japanese history, from post 2nd World War Europe to medieval Scottish history.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its 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: approaches to history; historical skills and sources. Optional modules include: women and power at the Italian renaissance court; the lords of the isles: Clan Donald c1336-c1545; Scotland and Ireland 1800-1945; the shadow of Versailles: interwar Europe 1918-1939; seeking �Japan� in a westernizing world, 1868-1945; willingly to war? The origins of the 1st World War; government and politics in post-war Britain; the American civil war; press, power and mediation in Britain 1789-present; photography and Irish life 1839-2000.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays of up to 3000 words, short 1000-word reports on primary or secondary sources, discussion forum activity and presentations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Online study £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Online study - 1 years
PgDip Online study - 1 years

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