Prospective postgraduates

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.

Programme description

This programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of the increasingly global experience of humankind in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Programme structure

You’ll have a range of courses to choose from, enabling you to tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions.


Edinburgh offers an unparalleled combination of resources and expertise for the study of the Contemporary History.

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 Contemporary History.

Apply online

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

Scholarships and funding

Find out where to find available scholarships for your chosen programme of study.

Fees and costs

Find out how much your programme of study will cost, search for funding opportunities and find out about our Graduate Discount Scheme.


Our students have a variety of career paths in mind.

Contact us

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