Taught course

Medieval History

University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

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

Applicants must demonstrate a background in Medieval History and/or relevant language skills in their transcript, or if applicants cannot demonstrate this, they must make clear in the personal statement why they are equipped to undertake this programme.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

In this programme, you’ll take an in-depth look at the fascinating history of Europe in the period between AD 400 and 1500 and form your own specialist interest, providing a foundation for doctoral study should you choose that route.

With more than 70 members of academic staff attached to our cross-disciplinary Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), Edinburgh is a wonderful environment for medieval scholarship.

Through small, seminar-based classes, you’ll develop knowledge of the principal categories of surviving evidence and the technical skills needed to read them, namely palaeography, and linguistic knowledge (generally Latin), and learn the value of an interdisciplinary approach to medieval research.

World-class resources will be on hand to aid your studies, most notably the impressive collections of the National Library of Scotland and the University’s Main Library, one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Office
+44 (0)131 650 3772