Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Edinburgh: City of History

The Edinburgh: City of History course is a two-week course held at the Centre of Open Learning.

This course explores the history of Scotland’s capital city, from the Iron Age to the present. Based in Edinburgh’s historic centre, close to the iconic castle and Scottish parliament building, and the National Museum, Galleries and Library, the course will make extensive use of the city’s sites and collections. We will cover topics such as national identity, wars and trade, the arts and education, affluence and oppression, industry and poverty. Students will develop research skills and an understanding of historical themes and concepts, while studying the history and context of this ancient and remarkable city.


Key information


Subject History
Course teachers Sally Crumplin. David Santiuste and Lucinda Byatt
Credit level SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
Credits 10 SCQF (Find out more about studying for credit here)

Our credit-bearing courses are only available to applicants aged 18 years or over. Applicants should have at least 1 year of undergraduate study experience.

Language requirements Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.
Device requirements Course materials will be delivered via the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment. To access these materials, you will require a suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet. 
Teaching location Holyrood Campus
Dates 1 July - 12 July 2024
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 30
Course fee £1995
Application deadline 20 May 2024 (17:00 - BST)






Edinburgh: City of History

Subject area: Humanities