Edinburgh - City of History, Short Course | The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 days
1995 GBP/full
1995 GBP/full
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This Edinburgh - City of History course at  The University of Edinburgh explores the history of Scotland’s capital city, from the Iron Age to the present.

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 Based in Edinburgh’s historic centre, close to the iconic castle and Scottish parliament building, and the National Museum, Galleries and Library, the course will make extensive use of the city’s sites and collections.

We will cover topics such as national identity, wars and trade, the arts and education, affluence and oppression, industry and poverty. Students will develop research skills and an understanding of historical themes and concepts, while studying the history and context of this ancient and remarkable city.

 On successful completion of this Edinburgh - City of History course at  The University of Edinburgh , students will be able to:​​​​​​

  • Assess the development of Edinburgh, from initial settlement to the present day.
  • Analyse the history of Edinburgh across a range of themes encompassing its social, economic, political and cultural past, and place the city in the context of the wider world.
  • Evaluate a wide range of primary sources including written and material, demonstrating how these sources inform about the past.

Programme Structure


  • This intensive course uses the city of Edinburgh as a lens through which to study a broad range of historical themes and contexts, and to develop students’ historical research and study skills.

  • We will work closely with original written and material sources, including privileged access to some of the city’s unique collections, and including evidence such as medieval manuscripts, objects in museums, historic buildings and paintings.

  • Through these sources, we will look at the cultural, economic, social and political history of Edinburgh from the earliest known settlements to the present day, via classroom activities focused on nurturing student-led analysis and discussion of sources and key themes.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 days

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10 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our credit-bearing courses are only available to applicants aged 18 years or over. Applicants should have at least 1 year of undergraduate study experience.
  • Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1995 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.
  • National

    1995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1995 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.

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.


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