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What will I learn?

This Masters focuses on the late 15th to 18th centuries, providing opportunities to explore social, political, religious and cultural historical themes across wide geographic and chronological ranges in a university with extensive library, museum and archive collections for this period. Experts in Early Modern Scotland, England, Europe, Africa, and the Americas contribute to our teaching. You will take a core course in Research, Resources and Skills alongside other History students and five optional courses.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.


  • Glasgow is an outstanding resource hub for the study of Early Modern History. On campus, the university library holds superb printed and manuscript collections from the medieval to the present. You can also use the Baillie Collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history. The University’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery provides access to primary source materials in fields such as fine art, numismatics and ethnography.
  • Members of staff teaching on this programme have close links with the city’s world class museums.
  • Early Modern History at Glasgow is a dynamic and supportive research community with an increasingly global perspective, where you’re encouraged to take part in many research led initiatives such as seminar programmes, reading and research groups.


The research skills and methods you’ll gain on this programme give you the transferable skills you need for positions in the public and private sectors, including heritage policy and projects, media and teaching. The programme is also a good foundation for a PhD.

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,400.00 (US$ 22,105) per year
£13,600 fee for PgDip. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. IELTS: 6.5 with no subtests under 6.5 and TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome): 92 with minimum R 23, L 23, S 23, W 24.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer

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