Taught course

Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold (or expect to be awarded) at least an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent, e.g. GPA 3.4) in a field of study relevant to this programme. Applicants whose first degree was not taught and examined in English must show that they have passed an accepted test for academic English to the required level.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies is an entirely new programme that will build on our strengths across the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, integrating staff from four Schools brought together by the new Centre of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS).

Edinburgh offers an exceptional range of linguistic and disciplinary expertise in the study of the long late antiquity, embracing Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Classical Languages and Literature, History and Theology.

The core course will provide specialist methodological, theoretical, and cross-disciplinary training taught across the first and second semesters. There will be a compulsory language option in either Classical Greek, Latin, Arabic or Persian, together with specialist options allowing for regional or thematic concentration, culminating in an original piece of research and writing.

The programme will offer the opportunity for regional and disciplinary specialisation depending on the research interests of the students. While this programme is free-standing, the objective is to introduce and prepare students train for doctoral research in this field of study.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Rosie Edwards
+44 (0) 131 650 3782