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What will I learn?

Taught by one of the largest groups of specialist Scottish historians found at any university, this programme is world leading.

It offers an unrivalled range of courses that explore Scotland’s past across a broad period - from the early medieval period to contemporary developments - and Scotland’s place in a comparative and global context.

The examination of Scotland’s past has been at the centre of history teaching at the University since the Sir William Fraser Chair of Scottish History and Palaeography was established in 1901.

You’ll have access to some of the most impressive archival collections in the UK, including our Centre for Research Collections and the nationally significant collections held by the National Library of Scotland and the National Records of Scotland, both of which are nearby.

Career opportunities

Our students view the programme and a graduate degree from Edinburgh as an advanced qualification valued and respected by many employers.

Those students interested in long-term academic careers consider the MSc as preparation for a PhD.

Which department am I in?

School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£25,300.00 (US$ 31,064) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

The University of Edinburgh

Student Recruitment and Admissions,

33 Buccleuch Place,

EDINBURGH,

EDINBURGH, CITY OF,

EH8 9JS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or college with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Graduate entry to Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - For entry to most postgraduate taught or research degrees, the minimum requirement for students from the USA is an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or college with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Applications for graduate entry to the MBChB will be considered for the programme with: Pass in a 4-year undergraduate degree with a science major and a GPA of 3.4 or better, plus an overall MCAT score of 508 to include a minimum of: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems - 128 ; Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behaviour - 126 ; Chemistry and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems - 128; Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills - 126. Applicants must also take the UCAT. Veterinary Medicine: a minimum of at least two years of a pre-veterinary or science course at College; a minimum of one year (two semesters or three terms) in Chemistry; additional courses in Biology, Physics and/or Mathematics; a minimum grade point average of 3.4, with more than 3.0 in science courses which have been completed. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

A UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in History or another humanities or social science subject with a significant historical component (not necessarily Scottish). IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module). TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition): total 100 (at least 20 in each module). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.

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

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