Edinburgh has one of the largest groups of historians at any University in Britain and Ireland and offers an extremely wide choice of courses covering a range of themes, period and geographical areas.
By choosing to study History at the University of Edinburgh you will be joining an active community of scholars where research and teaching are closely related. This community includes members of academic staff, graduate students and a very large group of undergraduates.
A rich mix of different approaches to the study of History is represented among our staff, and their research interests cover a broad chronological sweep from the early medieval period to contemporary history. We have particular strength in modern British and European history and one of the largest groups of American historians at a British university.
Edinburgh’s strong tradition in interdisciplinary research and teaching in African and Asian history has been recently complemented by a new appointment in Latin American history. Edinburgh is also one of the few institutions where strength in social and economic history has been maintained and developed into new areas such as environmental history.
Scotland’s leading University in its capital city is the natural place to study Scottish history and Edinburgh has unrivalled expertise and resources in this area of research and teaching.
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to choose from courses in all these areas and pursue a broad historical education in a stimulating environment.
We offer a very wide range of degree programmes and you can choose to study history as a single honours degree or in combination with a range of other subjects.
This article was published on Jul 21, 2011