The University of Edinburgh boasts a large and diverse collection of medieval scholars, with over 70 members of staff attached to the cross-school Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
The MSc in Medieval History offers the opportunity to pursue a wide range of historical interests in small, seminar-based classes, led by scholars actively engaged in research and publication in their particular fields. Optional courses within the subject area, or as part of other medieval programmes at the University, range widely in terms of chronology (Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance), geography (the western fringes of Dark Age Europe to the eastern Mediterranean) and methodology. A flexible programme structure allows development of the specialised medieval palaeographic and language skills required for research at doctoral level.
Teaching expertise is enhanced by impressive local resources for the advanced study of Medieval history. Aside from our own university library (one of the largest of its kind in Europe) Edinburgh is the home of the National Library of Scotland and the National Archives (Scotland). The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is also the focus for a vibrant research culture that includes weekly seminars and the annual Denys Hay lecture.
Edinburgh is also, of course, a visually impressive and historic city, with a lively and diverse cultural life — in short, a thoroughly agreeable place in which to study Medieval history. Please feel free to get in touch with any further queries you might have
Steve Boardman, Programme Director
This article was published on Feb 28, 2011