Research course

Scottish History

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

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD programmes must additionally hold a relevant Master's degree with an overall average mark of at least 65% (or equivalent marks if the degree is not from the UK), and a mark of at least 65% in the Master's dissertation will also normally be required.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Here in the nation's capital, Scottish history is taught by a strong and distinguished team of academic staff.

Scottish History has been taught at the University of Edinburgh ever since the prestigious Fraser Chair of Scottish History was established in 1901. The current Professor is Tom Devine.

The subject area has seven core members of staff, plus a number of post-doctoral fellows and associated staff.

Their expertise ranges very widely: from the early medieval period to the present-day; from saints to witches; from the Highlands to Scotland's overseas connections; and from the Picts to the founding of the new Scottish Parliament.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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