Research course

Scottish History

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with a mark of at least 65% in the dissertation and 65% overall, or their international equivalents.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

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.

History at Edinburgh is one of the largest and most distinguished departments of its kind. In fact, we hold the oldest established Chair in Scottish History.

Our teaching offers a rich diversity of topics, delivered by a diverse, multinational group of historians whose interests cross many periods, regions and specialisms.

From the Picts to the founding of the new Scottish Parliament, we can offer expertise in all periods of study, from early medieval times to the present day. Other members of staff have published extensively on topics including early medieval battles, late medieval kingship, saints’ cults, urban history, the Reformation, the witch hunt, government and finance, the Highlands in all periods, Scotland’s external relations (especially with America) and its place in the Union.

Scottish History is home to the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, the first such research unit in the field. The Centre was formally established in spring 2008 to advance historical enquiry into this vital subject.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School Office
Email
GradSchool.HCA@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3772