Prospective undergraduates

Our subject areas

Learn more about our three subject areas, and why you might want to study a degree in history, classics or archaeology.

Why choose History?

History student talking with professor
We are one of Europe’s leading centres for the study of the human past and one of the UK’s largest and most international departments of History.

Why choose Classics?

Classical statues in front of book cases
Classics at Edinburgh offers one of the widest range of approaches to the subject in the UK. We are one of Europe’s leading centres for teaching and researching the ancient world.

Why choose Archaeology?

Archaeology courses
Our Archaeology degrees specialise in European prehistory and the civilisations of the Mediterranean and the Near East.