Graduate School

Taught MSc Late Antique, Islamic & Byzantine Studies

The end of Classical Antiquity in the Mediterranean and the Middle East witnessed the formation of polities, institutions and ideologies which define and continue to influence our world today.

Scholarships and funding opportunities

The University offers a range of funding opportunities for masters students. This includes a number of awards for UK, EU ​and Overseas students studying a masters programme within the School of History, Classics & Archaeology.

Funding for taught masters programmes



This interdisciplinary programme builds upon the University of Edinburgh’s reputation as a hub for the study of the Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine worlds. By combining a diverse, yet cognate range of research interests, the School is able to offer an exceptional selection of linguistic and disciplinary expertise in the study of the Long Late Antiquity, embracing Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Classical Languages and Literature, History, Persian and Theology.

The core course will provide specialist methodological, theoretical, and cross-disciplinary training taught across the first and second semesters. There will be a compulsory language option in Classical Greek, Latin or Arabic, together with specialist options allowing for regional or thematic concentration, culminating in an original piece of research and writing. The programme also offers students the opportunity for regional and disciplinary specialisation depending on their research interests.

Programme Director

Dr Lucy Grig

Programme Director

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

Room 00M.08, William Robertson Wing
Old Medical School

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