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History enables us to understand how the world has developed and become what it is today. Studying events and issues from the past also affects the way we see the present and future.
At Edinburgh you will study a wide range of different periods, from ancient Greece, to medieval Europe, to modern Scotland.
Exploring these different eras will help you to reflect on long-term historical developments and draw cultural comparisons.
Fieldwork may be undertaken depending on your choice of dissertation topic. Some additional costs may be associated with the fieldwork.
In Years 1 and 2 you will be taught by lectures and tutorials. Years 3 and 4 involve more seminars and independent study.
You will be assessed by exams, coursework and your participation in tutorials.
The research and analytical skills history students develop can be used in any research-based career. These skills can also be applied to careers in journalism, museum and heritage work, public relations, the Diplomatic Service or teaching. Previous graduates have also gone on to work in finance, local government or law (after completing further qualifications) or have chosen postgraduate study.
You will study at our recently refurbished teaching and study facilities, located within the University’s Central Area. You will have access to the School’s new Student Research Room and subject collections, as well as the new film-viewing suite and all of the University’s libraries and computing facilities.
There are opportunities to study abroad through the ERASMUS scheme and other international exchanges with institutions in North America.
Having recently graduated as a mature student with MA (Hons) in History from Edinburgh, I can honestly say that the standard of teaching is excellent. Indeed, many of the academic staff in the School are widely published in their field. I was always encouraged to take an active part in the tutorials and seminars, and received excellent support from tutors when putting together my third-year long essay and fourth-year dissertation. I would thoroughly recommend the University of Edinburgh to anyone.
This article was published on Jun 29, 2012