Prospective postgraduates

MSc (by Research) in Scottish History

Our MSc (by Research) in Scottish History offers you the opportunity to study Scottish History at an advanced level through independent research.

Programme description

The MSc by Research in Scottish History offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in Scottish History.

Programme structure

The programme aims to introduce you to independent research. You will be assigned two supervisors with expertise in your chosen area to help you to complete your thesis.


The University of Edinburgh has one of the largest concentrations of scholars interested in the Scottish past.

Postgraduate community

Scottish History students play an active role in the research life of the History Subject Area and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology through participating in reading groups, seminars and workshops and conferences.

Entry requirements

Find out about the admission criteria and required qualifications for the MSc (by Research) in Scottish History.

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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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This degree can form the stepping stone to many career options.

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