Taught course

Medieval History

University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent in a relevant discipline is normally required.

Months of entry


Course content

Medieval History is concerned broadly with all aspects of European history between about 400 and 1500 AD.

This programme has been designed to offer as flexible an approach as possible. It is appropraite for candidates who only wish to pursue the masters degree, as well as those who may want to proceed to PhD study.

The programme builds on resources within the School, connects with medievalists elsewhere in the University, and also with students on other taught masters (eg the MSc in Social and Cultural History and in Gender History).

The programme aims to make as much use as possible of locally held medieval manuscripts in the University Library, the National Archives and the National Library of Scotland. The resources of the latter, both in terms of medieval manuscripts and printed books, being invaluable.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrative Assistant
+44 (0) 131 650 9948