This degree programme explores the Middle Ages from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance. With tuition in essential research skills, ranging from palaeography and medieval languages to the techniques of source analysis, you’ll be able to explore medieval history and culture through classes taught by subject specialists.
Our MSc in Medieval History aims to provide the skills to pursue advanced research on the fascinating history of medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, and offers in depth explorations of a range of specific topics within that period.
The programme involves two semesters of teaching followed by an individual research project. As one of the largest departments of History in the UK, you’ll have a range of courses to choose from, enabling you to tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions.
Edinburgh contains exceptional resources for study and research in the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
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 Medieval History.
You will need to complete an online application which includes supplying a degree certificate, transcripts, references 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.
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