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 Epicureanism, mind-body dualism and the Enlightenment.
The rigorously taught MSc in Intellectual History studies the ideas and intellectual backgrounds of a wide range of societies and cultures.
The programme can be tailored to suit your research interests, and involves two semesters of teaching followed by an individual research project.
Edinburgh offers an outstanding combination of research resources and expertise for the study of Intellectual History at postgraduate level.
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.
Find out about the admission criteria and required qualifications for the MSc in Intellectual History.
You will need to complete an online application which includes a degree certificate, transcripts and other supporting documents.
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.
Please direct your enquiries to the appropriate member of staff.