Research course

Scottish History

University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in a subject related to your programme.

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

Months of entry


Course content

Here in the nation’s capital, Scottish history is taught by a strong and distinguished team, comprising seven core academic staff members, plus a number of postdoctoral fellows and associated staff.

The subject has been taught at the University of Edinburgh since the prestigious Sir William Fraser Chair of Scottish History and Palaeography was established in 1901. The post is currently held by Professor Ewen Cameron.

'From the early middle ages to the present day, we can offer expertise in all periods of study. Members of staff have published extensively on topics including Scottish politics in all periods, medieval saints’ cults, the Reformation and religious change, the witch hunt, Scotland’s external relations, the Highlands, the Scottish Enlightenment, culture and society in modern Scotland.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Students also have access to the University's Postgraduate Transferable Skills programme.

Course contact details

Graduate School Office
+44 (0)131 650 3772