36 months
Duration
23350 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

Research interests within History degree at The University of Edinburgh are extremely wide-ranging and include medieval culture, religion, gender, and law.

Overview

Postgraduate students at this History degree at The University of Edinburgh have access to:

  • A dedicated study and computing lab with printing, copying and scanning facilities, overlooking the Meadows, one of the city’s best-loved green spaces.
  • Two research rooms, shared with undergraduates, housing some of our impressive book collections and a small selection of computing facilities.
  • A large common room overlooking the Meadows, shared by graduate students and staff.
  • Our PhD study room. Subject to available desk space, you may apply after your first year.
  • A number of small-scale teaching rooms, well-equipped with facilities such as data projection and smart boards.
  • Exhibition areas, filled with artefacts and artwork from our collections.
All of our facilities are in addition to the multiple libraries and computer labs provided across the University’s estate. Many of our rooms overlook the Meadows.

Career opportunities

Our PhD students develop a highly valued set of research and professional skills which enable them to go on to a wide variety of careers.

Many of our PhD students wish to pursue an academic career, and we have an excellent record of helping our students obtain research and teaching posts in universities in the UK and overseas.

PhD students also develop a portfolio of skills which are highly desirable across a wide range of sectors, from museums and heritage to the civil service, banking and the law.

Programme Structure

We host expertise in:

  • Medieval history: our research interests lie in the social, political, religious and cultural history of Britain, Europe and the Mediterranean – from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance, with particular emphasis on gender, saints, medicine, and crusades.
  • Modern British and Irish history: we have particular interests in early modern religion, belief and intellectual history (including the Scottish Enlightenment); social and political history; Second World War Studies, relations between Britain and Ireland; and international relations.
  • Modern European history: specialisms include 18th-century political and intellectual history; genocide; France; Germany; Russia and the Soviet Union; and Spain.
  • American history: our expertise includes revolutionary and early national America; the Civil War; US diplomatic history in the 19th and 20th centuries; politics in the 20th century; African-American history and the civil rights movement.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or its international equivalent.

  • We may also consider your application if you have relevant professional experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 36 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed

PhD PT fees

  • International/EU: £11,675

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

History
-
The University of Edinburgh

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!