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Here in the nation’s capital, Scottish history is taught by a strong and distinguished team, comprising six core academic staff members, plus a number of postdoctoral fellows and associated staff.

The subject has been taught at the University of Edinburgh since the prestigious Sir William Fraser Chair of Scottish History and Palaeography was established in 1901. The post is currently held by Professor Ewen Cameron.

From the early middle ages to the present day, we can offer expertise in all periods of study.

Members of staff have published extensively on topics including:

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History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh

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The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past (11th in the World for Arts and Humanities, 2021 QS World University Rankings). Our graduate community of over 300 students is international, making the School the ideal environment in which to share ideas, collaborate on research, gain new perspectives and meet like-minded individuals.

We have an active research culture involving regular workshops, seminars, conferences and symposia across all three subject areas, as well as many informal gatherings and events.

Edinburgh offers a historical backdrop to our academic world with a thriving, modern culture and is consistently voted the most desirable place to live in Britain. Based in the City’s Old Town in a splendid historical building, our School is a vibrant hub of intellectual and cultural life.

A tradition of excellence in teaching, a historic location, modern facilities and cutting-edge research from world-leading academics, makes postgraduate study at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology a rewarding and logical choice. Further your interests and develop your skills through the diverse range of programmes available.

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By choosing to study at Edinburgh’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology you will be joining one of the most successful and respected institutions of its kind in the world, with an international reputation for high-calibre teaching and research.

Our courses include:

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Visit our Graduate School website to discover more about postgraduate study at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

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