Taught course

Scottish 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 (the subject should be historical, but does not have to be in Scottish history).

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers a unrivalled range of courses that explore Scotland’s past across a broad chronological period – from the early medieval period to post-Union through to Scottish diaspora and contemporary developments – and Scotland’s place in a comparative and global context.

The examination of Scotland’s past has been at the centre of history teaching at the University of Edinburgh since the prestigious Sir William Fraser Chair of Scottish History and Palaeography was established in 1901. You’ll have access to some of the most impressive archival collections in the UK, both within the university and nearby. Taught by one of the largest groups of specialist Scottish historians found at any UK university, Edinburgh’s Scottish History programme is world-leading.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Office
+44 (0)131 650 3772