Graduate School

The Charles Mackie Scholarship

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is offering the Charles Mackie Scholarship to students progressing from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Study within the School, commencing study in the 2021-22 academic year.


The Charles Mackie Scholarship is for students progressing from an undergraduate degree programme in a History, Classics or Archaeology discipline at the University of Edinburgh to Masters study in the School. It will consist of tuition fees at the Home rate. Successful overseas applicants will be liable for the difference between the Home and Overseas fees rates.

This award is open to any postgraduate Masters programme offered by the School. Applicants for part-time and distance-learning Masters programmes are eligible to apply for this award (any award made would be paid pro-rata).

About Charles Mackie

This scholarship was introduced in 2019 to mark the 300th anniversary of the appointment of Charles Mackie, Professor of Universal History in 1719. The first such Chair in Scotland and a true polyhistor, Mackie taught a type of ‘world history’ and both his courses as well as his research interests were very broad. Among his pupils was William Robertson, the famous Enlightenment historian, and University Principal, after whom the School’s building is named.

About Charles Mackie


  • Awards will be made on academic merit and the potential to excel at the chosen programme of study.
  • As this award is designed specifically to encourage the School’s undergraduate cohort to progress to Masters study within the School, applicants must be current final year undergraduates studying a History, Classics or Archaeology discipline at the University of Edinburgh on course to receive a 2.1 or first-class honours undergraduate degree.


Applicants must submit a complete application for a Masters programme of study within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology by Monday 22nd February 2021. Your academic reference and, where available, other supporting documents must be uploaded by this date.

Visit our programmes pages to choose your programme of study and apply online.

Submit an application to study

You will not be able to apply for a scholarship unless you have applied for a programme of study entering in 2021-22. 

To apply for the Scholarship, visit:

As part of your application, you will complete a personal statement. Do not underestimate the importance of your personal statement in which you should set out your academic achievements and goals, and indicate how the award would benefit your studies. This statement should give added value to your application and help you to stand out. It will be read carefully by panel members. Make sure that it reflects you and your accomplishments as well as possible.


The closing date for these scholarships is 23:59 (GMT) on Monday 1st March 2021.


All applicants will be notified of the outcome in early/mid-April 2021.