Taught course

History (Online 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.

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 and you will be able to further your own specialised interests through the dissertation.

Qualification and course duration


12-72 months
part time
24-72 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12-72 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Office
+44 (0)131 650 3772