Taught course

Intellectual History

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

We will also consider honours degrees in other subjects such as Philosophy, Classics, Literature, or Politics if your personal statement demonstrates how you are equipped to undertake the programme.

Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Ideas and patterns of thought always have been, and continue to be, subject to historical change. The ways in which they change, and the reasons why they do so, make for fascinating study. In this comprehensive programme, you’ll be introduced to the principal methodologies of intellectual history. You will also have the opportunity to explore particular themes in intellectual history, such as Epicureanism, mind-body dualism in early modern thought, the Scottish Enlightenment and the intellectual history of the American Revolution, developing a detailed understanding of their origins, historical circumstances and implications.

By the end of the programme you will have the tools you need to appreciate the interdependence of text and context and the importance of ideas in past and present, as well as the ability to research effectively and present your work with confidence.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School Office
Email
GradSchool.HCA@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 3772