This comprehensive programme provides the platform to pursue studies in everything from medieval Scotland to revolutionary America, the Cold War, Renaissance Italy, modern China, Japan, India or postcolonial Africa. We’ll help you to develop a specialised knowledge and understanding of history and its central issues, examine historical sources, evaluate existing research, and work towards a specialised research project of your own.
Taught by one of the largest groups of historians in any British university,you will encounter a stimulating environment in which to further your interest in practically any era of history and many regions of the world.By joining this programme you’ll also take part in a rich programme of events featuring our renowned academic staff and distinguished visitors from all over the world.
This programme is taught through a combination of small-group seminars and tutorials, one-to-one supervision and private study. You will be examined through coursework and a 15,000-word dissertation.
The compulsory courses are
Historical Research: Skills and Sources.
Option courses previously available include:
Approaches to Gender History
Medieval Men and Masculinities
Theories of Empire in the Early Modern Period
Propaganda in Renaissance Scotland Currents of Radicalism, 1776–1848;
The Material Culture of Gender in Eighteenth-Century Britain
China in Western Minds
The British at War, 1939–1945
Cinema and Society in South Asia, 1947 to the Present * Gender, Crime and Deviancy: Britain c1860-1960
Genocide in the Contemporary World.
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.
The combination of specialised skills training courses and seminars, and the opportunity for independent research provides you with transferable skills that will be beneficial whatever path you choose. Graduates pursue work in related areas such as museums, policy think-tanks, national and international civil services, non-governmental organisations, galleries, libraries and historic trusts whilst others build on the transferable skills gained and enter areas as diverse as business, media, public administration and marketing.
History - MSc
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