The University of Edinburgh is home to one of the largest groups of historians in the United Kingdom. Our research interests cover just about every major area of historical inquiry. Only candidates with a first degree in a clearly relevant field, who submit a strong and viable research proposal, will be considered for the long-dissertation mode.
Students on the MSc by Research in History can take full advantage of this breadth, studying medieval Scotland, revolutionary America, World War Two Britain, and much else besides. Students on this programme develop their own research projects with individual supervision from nationally- and internationally-respected historians.
This degree programme is aimed at applicants who already have a carefully thought-out research topic in mind. The programme provides opportunities to acquire training in the research skills necessary to prosper at the graduate level, as well as the resources and supervision that any successful MSc dissertation requires.
As core members of our scholarly community, students can also take advantage of an exciting range of lectures, seminars, and other special events that involve not only our own staff but also leading historians from the rest of the United Kingdom and the wider world.
All of this takes place within the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh, a wonderful place to study just about any area of history. We invite you to browse these web pages and learn more about what we have to offer. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
Paul Quigley, Programme director
This article was published on Nov 1, 2011