The School comprises the three Subject Areas of History, Classics and Archaeology together with the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict, the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
The School is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past. Its research quality in the Research and Assessment Exercise in 2008 was rated top in Scotland and third in the UK for the number of 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' researchers. The University of Edinburgh is currently ranked eleventh in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Arts and Humanities.
There are around 80 academic and administrative staff, 58 honorary professors and fellows, 300 graduate students and a current undergraduate population of 1,100 students, of whom around a quarter are international students.
During the summer of 2010 the entire School co-located to an eight-storey 'A' listed building (pictured above), designed by the distinguished Scottish architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in the nineteenth century. The refurbishment, at a cost of £16m, provided state-of-the-art facilities for staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students.
This article was published on Nov 13, 2012