Taught course

History (by online distance learning)

University of Edinburgh · History

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, US GPA 3.4 or other international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme.

It is not necessary to have a full degree in History, but some previous study in History at honours/"upper undergraduate" level is strongly advised.

Relevant experience or professional or other qualifications will be considered. In such cases, applicants may be asked to provide a writing sample.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative online programme allows you to take advantage of Edinburgh’s remarkable range of historical expertise from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to our e-learning tools and extensive digital resources, you can gain a world-class postgraduate qualification without the expense of relocating. Our flexible structure allows you to fit your studies around work or family commitments and to develop your own specialised interests under the expert guidance of experienced academics.

The thematic breadth of this programme means you can choose from a diverse range of topics from American politics to modern Japanese history, from interwar Europe to medieval Scottish history, and you will be able to further your own specialised interests through the dissertation.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


12-72 months
distance learning
12-72 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Office
0131 650 3772