School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Our Subject Areas

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History has been taught at the University of Edinburgh since its foundation in 1583. Its teaching here is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of staff knowledge and research interests.

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HCA Aeclanum 2019


Since the University was founded, Classics has been taught and it remains one of the outstanding centres of Classical learning in the UK.

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Taught for over a hundred years at the University of Edinburgh, the modern-day Archaeology Subject Area covers a wide range of techniques and aims to prepare students for professional roles in the field.

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