Graduate School

MSc in History (Online Distance Learning)

Join our flexible online history masters programme and study for a graduate degree with one of the world’s most prestigious universities at a pace that suits you and fits around your ongoing work or personal commitments.

Programme description

Launched in 2013, our innovative online MSc in History allows students across the world to take advantage of the remarkable range of historical expertise available at the University of Edinburgh.

Programme structure

Designed with flexibility in mind, this innovative distance learning history masters offers you the opportunity to study at an advanced level, in a way that works for you.


From academic experts and support co-ordinators, to specialist subject librarians and other advisory services, we’ll help you to get the best out of your studies.

Postgraduate community

Although you will be studying from a distance, you will be very much a part of one of the world’s leading universities.

Entry requirements

Find out about the admission criteria and required qualifications for the Online MSc in 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 about possible funding opportunities which may be available to you.

Fees and costs

Find out how much your programme of study will cost and find out about our Graduate Discount Scheme.


Our students have a variety of career paths in mind.

Student experience

The combination of our leading academics, wide ranging topics, flexible study options and first-class virtual environment, leads to a rich learning experience. But don’t just take our word for it. Have a look at what some of our students have to say.


Answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

Virtual open days

We offer live and interactive online sessions which enable you to hear from and talk to our programme staff.

Mailing List

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Contact us

Please direct your enquiries to the appropriate member of staff.