Our History programmes cover a rich diversity of topics, across many periods, regions and specialisms.
MSc in History
The taught MSc in History offers you the opportunity to study history at an advanced level through taught courses and independent research.
MSc in Contemporary History
This MSc in Contemporary History will give you a unique opportunity to view our age through the prism of the most recent past.
MSc in Medieval History
This degree programme explores the Middle Ages from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance. With tuition in essential research skills, ranging from palaeography and medieval languages to the techniques of source analysis, you’ll be able to explore medieval history and culture through classes taught by subject specialists.
MSc in American History
The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study the whole hemisphere of the Americas within a School that has one of the largest groups of American historians in the UK.
MSc in Scottish History
This MSc programme explores Scotland’s past across a broad chronological period – from the early medieval period to post-Union, through to Scottish diaspora and contemporary developments, whilst also comparing Scotland’s position in a global context.
MSc in Intellectual History
Ideas and patterns of thought have always been, and continue to be, subject to historical change. Join us to explore the principal methodologies of intellectual history and to examine key themes such as imperialism, madness, and the Enlightenment.
MSc in History (Online Learning)
Join our flexible online History Masters programme and gain a graduate degree from a world-leading university. History at Edinburgh is currently ranked 20th among all History departments in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022).