Postgraduate study of History at Edinburgh has an international reputation.

Studying here provides the opportunity to work with one of the largest academic groups in the country; expertise in our History subject area covers the economic, social, cultural, and political history of every continent over many periods. From Herodotus to Gandhi, from steam power to the Chinese economic miracle, we are at the cutting edge in many research fields. Our international graduate community enjoys one of the largest University libraries within the UK, and access to the world-class archives, research collections and galleries of this UNESCO world heritage city.

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A lively intellectual community

The hub of intellectual life is the weekly Classics Research Seminar, which welcomes a remarkable range of speakers. The graduate community is intellectually active, supportive, and convivial: graduates organise their own seminar series and conferences. Besides this, Edinburgh has earned its reputation as a cultural and academic capital!

The Graduate School

Hear from our students

Meet Rob and Alice to find out what they enjoy about studying History here at the University of Edinburgh.

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