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Our lecturers are experts who are at the forefront of their field

We teach courses in all our areas of expertise, to undergraduates and postgraduates, both on campus and via distance learning.

In particular, we have well-established degree courses in Scottish and British History, plus European, American and Global History in the Post-Mediaeval period (1500-present).

Find out more about our courses below:



We offer a range of History undergraduate degrees, allowing you to specialise in:

  • History
  • Scottish Historical Studies

or you can combine one of the above with a Modern Language (French, German, Spanish)

or combine History with any of the following subjects:

  • American Studies
  • Business Economics with Marketing
  • Economics
  • English
  • European Studies
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • Modern Languages (choose two from French, German, Spanish)
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology

Hands-on History

Whichever route you choose, from the very start of your studies, you will be analysing various kinds of historical evidence, including written and oral material, maps, and visual images.

Find out more about Undergraduate History on campus

Distance Learning

We also offer two modules in Scottish History as part of an Open University undergraduate degree.

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Postgraduate Study

We have a range of taught masters courses (MLitt or PGDiploma), where students study specialist reading modules in their particular area of interest as well as core modules in historical theory and skills.

You can study on campus MLitt courses in the general areas of:

  • History
  • Scottish History

or more specialist courses in:

  • Gender, Culture & Society
  • Global Empires
  • Greater Britain in the 20th Century

Some of these students go on to study for a PhD, a detailed study of a historical topic leading to thesis of 80-100,000 words.

Find out more about Postgraduate History on campus

Distance Learning

We also offer distance learning courses in:

  • Family & Local History (via the Centre for Archive and Information Studies)
  • Scottish History

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning

We offer a range of modules and courses in Scottish History by Distance Learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Find out more about History Distance Learning courses