Taught course

Scottish History

University of Dundee · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in History or a related discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

We will encourage you to think critically about the various ways in which historians have researched and analysed the development of key themes in the history of the nation. From the medieval period to the present day, the topics chart the creation of a nation.

You will develop your research skills and gain a critical understanding of the major debates in Scottish history and historiography. As part of this course, you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your own interest.

You will receive a lot of online content right from the start and learn from subject experts from both within and out-with the History department at the University of Dundee. You will also benefit from our flexible teaching model that allows students to take semesters off.

Information for international students

Attendance in Dundee is not required for this course and overseas students may study from home. Fluency in written English is particularly important. Please see website for full entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Scottish students may be able to apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a postgraduate tuition fee loan.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Craig Gauld