A lively programme of seminars in related fields contribute to the engaging academic atmosphere of the Enlightenment Studies course.
Edinburgh boasts impressive library facilities for graduate students in history. In addition to the University Library, there is the nearby National Library of Scotland, a copyright library with extensive collections of both primary and secondary sources in a wide range of historical fields.
Many graduate students also find other local repositories, such as the Scottish National Archives, to be invaluable resources while researching their dissertations. These local resources mean that most MSc students can complete their degrees without the need for extensive research trips.
Graduate students are vital members of a large and vibrant scholarly community in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. There are around 80 staff members, over 50 honorary fellows, and some 300 graduate students. This entire community comes together in our newly-renovated building, which contains state-of-the-art study spaces for graduate students and a common room shared by graduate students and staff, as well as staff offices and classrooms.
This scholarly community supports a lively programme of regular seminars, lectures, and other special events, ranging from the Gender History Network and the American History Workshop to the Scottish History Seminar. Graduate students are important participants in all of these events.
This article was published on Oct 2, 2013