Prospective postgraduates

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.

Programme description

The rigorously taught MSc in Intellectual History studies the ideas and intellectual backgrounds of a wide range of societies and cultures.

Programme structure

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.

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 Intellectual 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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Our students have a variety of career paths in mind.

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