Postgraduate Students

MSc in Scottish History

This MSc programme explores Scotland’s past across a broad chronological period – from the early medieval period to post-Union, through to Scottish diaspora and contemporary developments, whilst also comparing Scotland’s position in a global context.

Taught History Masters programmes online session

Register now to join us on Wednesday 29th May at 3pm BST for a Taught History Masters programmes online session. We will talk about our programmes and allow time for questions.

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Programme description

This programme offers you the opportunity to study Scottish History over a very wide ranging period, starting from the early medieval era, through to contemporary developments.

Programme structure

The taught MSc in Scottish History offers you the opportunity to study history at an advanced level through taught courses and independent research.


Edinburgh offers an unparalleled combination of resources and expertise for the study of the Scottish past.

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 Scottish 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.


Find out what you can do with a masters in Scottish History.

Contact us

Please direct your enquiries to the appropriate member of staff.