Prospective postgraduates

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.

Programme description

The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas. You will study at an advanced level through taught courses and independent research.

Programme structure

The programme involves two semesters of teaching followed by an individual research project. Within one of the biggest scholarly communities of American historians in the UK, you will have a range of courses to choose from, enabling you to tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions


Edinburgh boasts impressive resources for historians of the Americas.

Postgraduate community

Our postgraduate community is international, making the School the ideal environment for you to share ideas, collaborate on research, gain new perspectives and meet like-minded individuals.

Entry requirements

Find out about the admission criteria and required qualifications for the MSc in American History.

Apply online

You will need to complete an online application which includes a degree certificate, transcripts and other supporting documents.

Scholarships and funding

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Fees and costs

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