We welcome graduate students from all over the world, and can offer you a first-class experience in graduate education and research.
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. You can take full advantage of this breadth, studying medieval Scotland, revolutionary America, World War Two Britain, and much else besides. Students on both of these programmes complete their own in-depth research projects with individual supervision from nationally- and internationally-respected historians.
The MPhil degree programme is aimed at applicants who hold a cognate Undergraduate degree. The PhD is aimed at those who have additionally passed a cognate Masters degree at an appropriate level) already. Candidates should also have a carefully thought-out research topic in mind.
You can complete a PhD or MPhil in:
depending on how specialised you wish your degree to be.
These programmes provide 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 thesis 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 UK and the wider world.
All of this takes place within the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh—a wonderful place to study, steeped in the Enlightenment tradition of the pursuit of excellence, knowledge and learning.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
Paul Quigley (Programme Director)
This article was published on Feb 28, 2011