Postgraduate Students

Personal and professional development

Our students take the programme for personal fulfilment as well as professional and academic development.

A postgraduate degree is an intellectually rewarding experience, enhancing both your skills and employability, and could facilitate a change in career direction or help to provide a solid foundation from which you could apply for postgraduate study at PhD level.

You will have the opportunity to gain a range of practical skills and academic experience, in a variety of contexts.

Examples of career paths could include: higher education, various roles in the heritage, travel or tourism sectors.

You may develop your own career pathway in unusual ways or branch into related or different fields, while maintaining a lifelong interest in the ancient world.

Careers service

Whilst studying, you will have access to our Careers service and the support they offer online students in developing their own individual career plans.

Careers service

Further study

The online MSc in Ancient Worlds is designed as a foundation for further postgraduate training.

The aim of a higher research degree is to provide a thorough training through original investigation, analysis and interpretation. At Edinburgh we can offer you a first-class experience in graduate education and research via our on-campus PhD programmes.

PhD programmes