University Of Edinburgh Masters

By | 1st June 2017

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University Of Edinburgh Masters

Our taught masters programmes comprise specialised training, followed by an independent dissertation. They are all recognised across Europe and beyond (Bologna compatible).

Programme structure

Masters

Most programmes involve 12 months of full time study. If you study part-time – either on-campus on online – it will take you longer to complete the programme.

Studying online

Choosing between full-time and part-time study

Some programmes take 24 months; these are often offered in collaboration with EU universities.

Our taught masters include coursework with assessment chosen to suit the circumstances and practice of the discipline concerned.

You will also undertake independent work, which is normally submitted as a dissertation.

Find a masters programme on our degree finder.

Degree finder: a-z of taught programmes

Accounting & Finance MSc
Accounting and Society (Online Distance Learning) MSc
Acoustics & Music Technology MSc
Advanced Arabic MSc
Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc
Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Distance Learning) MVetSci, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Advanced Design Informatics MSc
Advanced Professional Studies (Adult Protection) PgCert
Advanced Social Work Studies (Mental Health Officer Award) PgCert
Advanced Sustainable Design MSc
Advancing Nursing Practice MSc, PgCert, PgDip
Africa & International Development MSc
Africa & International Development (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
African Studies MSc
American History MSc
Anatomical Sciences (Online Distance Learning) PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Ancient History MSc
Ancient Philosophy MSc
Animal Biosciences MSc
Animal Breeding & Genetics MSc, PgDip
Animation Master of Fine Art
Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare MSc
Applied Geoscience (Geoenergy) MSc
Applied Linguistics MSc
Applied Psychology (Healthcare) For Children & Young People MSc
Archaeology MSc
Architectural & Urban Design MSc
Architectural Conservation MSc
Architectural History & Theory MSc
online Architectural Project Management (Online Distance Learning) MSc
Architecture, Master of (ARB/RIBA Part 2) MArch ARB Pt 2
Art in the Global Middle Ages MSc
Art, Space & Nature Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)
Artificial Intelligence MSc

Banking & Risk MSc
Biblical Studies MTh, MSc
Biochemistry MSc, PgDip
Biodiversity & Taxonomy of Plants MSc, PgDip
online Biodiversity, Wildlife & Ecosystem Health (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev
Bioinformatics MSc, PgDip
Biotechnology MSc, PgDip
Book History & Material Culture MSc
Business Administration, Master of MBA
Business Analytics MSc

Carbon Capture & Storage MSc
Carbon Finance MSc
Carbon Innovation (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
Carbon Management MSc
Carbon Management (Online Distance Learning) MSc
Celtic & Scottish Studies MSc
Childhood Studies MSc
Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Psychological Practice MSc
Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Psychological Practice (Online Distance Learning) MSc
Chinese Society & Culture MSc
Chinese Studies MCS
Classical Art & Archaeology MSc
Classics MSc
Climate Change Management (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Clinical Education (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip
Clinical Management of Pain (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgProfDev
Clinical Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning) ChM (Clinical Ophthalmology)
Clinical Psychology DClinPsychol
Clinical Trials (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip
Cognition in Science & Society MSc
Cognitive Science MSc
Commercial Law LLM
Comparative & European Private Law LLM
Comparative Literature MSc
Comparative Public Policy MSc
Composition To be confirmed
Composition for Screen MSc
Computational Applied Mathematics MSc
Computational Mathematical Finance MSc, PgDip
Computer Science MSc
Conservation Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MVetSci, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Contemporary Art Practice Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)
Contemporary Art Theory MA (eca)
Contemporary History MSc
Corporate Law LLM
Counselling MCouns, PgCert, PgDip
Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) MCouns
Counselling Studies MSc
Creative Writing MSc
Criminal Law & Criminal Justice LLM
Criminology & Criminal Justice MSc
Cultural Landscapes MSc
Cultural Studies MSc

Dance Science & Education MSc, PgDip
Data Science MSc
Data Science, Technology & Innovation (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Design & Digital Media MSc
Design Informatics MSc
Design Informatics Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)
Developmental Cognitive Science MSc
Developmental Linguistics MSc
Digital Composition & Performance MSc
Digital Education (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Digital Media Design (Online Distance Learning) MSc
Digital Society MSc
Drug Discovery & Protein Biotechnology (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Drug Discovery & Translational Biology MSc, PgDip

Earth Observation & Geoinformation Management MSc
East Asian Relations MSc
Ecological Economics MSc
Economics / Economics (Econometrics) / Economics (Finance) MSc
Ecosystem Services MSc
Education MSc
Educational Research MSc
Electrical Power Engineering MSc
Electronics MSc
Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc
English Language MSc
English Literature: Literature & Modernity: 1900 to the Present MSc
English Literature: Literature & Society: Enlightenment, Romantic & Victorian MSc
English Literature: US Literature – Cultural Values from Revolution to Empire MSc
Entrepreneurship & Innovation MSc
Environment & Development MSc
Environment, Culture & Society MSc
Environmental Protection & Management MSc
Environmental Sustainability MSc
Epistemology, Ethics & Mind (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Equine Science (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
European Archaeology MSc
European Law LLM
European Masters in Landscape Architecture European Masters
Evolution of Language & Cognition MSc
Evolutionary Genetics MSc, PgDip
Executive Master of Business Administration MBA

Family Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MFM
Fashion Master of Fine Art
Film Directing Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)
Film Studies MSc
Film, Exhibition & Curation MSc
Finance MSc
Financial Mathematics MSc
Financial Modelling & Optimization MSc, PgDip
Food Security MSc

General Surgery (Online Distance Learning) ChM (General Surgery)
Geographical Information Science MSc
Geographical Information Science & Archaeology MSc
Glass Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)
Global Challenges (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert
Global Crime, Justice & Security MSc
Global Development Challenges (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
Global eHealth (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev
Global Environment & Climate Change Law LLM
Global Environment Challenges (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
Global Environment, Politics & Society MSc
Global Health & Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Global Health Challenges (Online Distance Learning) PgCert, PgProfDev
Global Health Policy MSc
Global Health Policy (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
Global Health Studies (Online Distance Learning) PgCert, PgProfDev
Graphic Design Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)

Health Policy MSc
High Performance Computing MSc, PgDip
High Performance Computing with Data Science MSc
History MSc

History (Online Distance Learning) MSc
History of Art, Theory & Display MSc
Human Anatomy MSc
Human Cognitive Neuropsychology MSc
Human Complex Trait Genetics MSc, PgDip
Human Osteoarchaeology MSc
Human Resource Management MSc
Human Rights LLM

Illustration Master of Fine Art, MA (eca)
Imaging (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Inclusive Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Informatics MSc
Information Technology Law (Online Distance Learning) LLM
Innovation, Technology & the Law LLM
Innovation, Technology & the Law (Online Distance Learning) LLM
Intellectual History MSc
Intellectual Property Law LLM
Intellectual Property Law (Online Distance Learning) LLM
Interior Design MA (eca)

Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip
International & European Politics MSc
International Animal Health (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
International Banking Law & Finance LLM
International Business & Emerging Markets MSc
International Commercial Law & Practice (Online Distance Learning) LLM
International Development MSc
International Economic Law LLM
International Human Resource Management MSc
International Law LLM
International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering MSc
International Political Theory MSc
International Relations MSc
International Relations of the Middle East MSc
International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic MSc
International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic MSc
Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies MSc

Japanese Society & Culture MSc
Jewellery Master of Fine Art

Landscape & Wellbeing MSc
Landscape Architecture MLA
Language Teaching MSc, PgDip
Late Antique, Islamic & Byzantine Studies MSc
Law LLM
Law (Online Distance Learning) LLM
Law (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
Law & Chinese LLM
Learning for Sustainability MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Linguistics MSc

Making Use of Digital Research (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
Management MSc
Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation & Governance MSc
Marine Systems & Policies MSc
Marketing MSc
Marketing & Business Analysis MSc
Material Practice MSc
Materials Chemistry MSc
Mathematical Physics MSc
Medical Anthropology MSc
Medical Law & Ethics LLM
Medical Law & Ethics (Online Distance Learning) LLM
Medicinal & Biological Chemistry MSc
Medieval History MSc
Medieval Literatures & Cultures MSc
Mediterranean Archaeology MSc
Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic MSc
Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic MSc
Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition MSc
Modern & Contemporary Art: History, Curating & Criticism MSc
Musical Instrument Research MMus
Musicology MMus

Nationalism Studies MSc

online Neuroimaging for Research (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
online Next Generation Drug Discovery (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
One Health (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Operational Research MSc, PgDip
Operational Research with Computational Optimization MSc, PgDip
Operational Research with Data Science MSc
Operational Research with Risk MSc, PgDip
Oral Surgery MClinDent
Oral Surgery/Orthodontics/Paediatric Dentistry or Prosthodontics DClinDent
Orthodontics MClinDent
Outdoor Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Outdoor Environmental & Sustainability Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Paediatric Dentistry MClinDent
Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip
Performance Costume Master of Fine Art
Performance Psychology MSc, PgDip
Persian Civilisation MSc
Philosophy MSc
Philosophy, Science and Religion (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Phonetics MSc
Physical Activity for Health MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Physical Education (3-14) PgCert
Playwriting MSc
Policy Studies MSc
Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning) MSc
Primary Dental Care (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip
Product Design MA (eca)
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) PGDE
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) PGDE
Professional Legal Practice Diploma
Prosthodontics MClinDent
Psychological Research MSc
Psychological Therapies MSc
Psychology of Individual Differences MSc
Psychology of Language MSc
Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) MSc
Psychotherapy and Counselling DPsychotherapy
Public Health MPH
Public Health (Online Distance Learning) MPH, PgCert, PgDip
Public Policy MPP, PgDip, PgCert

Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis MSc, PgDip

RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Online Distance Learning) PgProfDev
Regenerative Medicine: Clinical & Industrial Delivery MSc
Religious Studies MSc
Renaissance & Early Modern Studies MSc

Science & Religion MSc
Science & Technology in Society MSc
Science Communication & Public Engagement MSc
Science Communication & Public Engagement (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip
Scottish Art & Visual Culture MSc
Scottish Culture & Heritage (Online Distance Learning) PgCert
Scottish History MSc
Sensor & Imaging Systems MSc
Signal Processing & Communications MSc
Social Anthropology MSc
Social Justice & Community Action (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Social Psychology MSc
Social Research MSc, PgCert
Social Work, Master of MSW
Sociology & Global Change MSc
Soils & Sustainability MSc
Sound Design MSc
Speech & Language Processing MSc
Sport Policy, Management & International Development MSc
Statistics & Operational Research MSc
Statistics with Data Science MSc
Stem Cells and Translational Neurology (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev
Strength & Conditioning MSc, PgDip
Structural & Fire Safety Engineering MSc
Surgical Sciences (Online Distance Learning) MSc
Sustainable Energy Systems MSc, PgDip
Sustainable Plant Health MSc
Synthetic Biology & Biotechnology MSc, PgDip
Systems & Synthetic Biology MSc, PgDip

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MSc, PgDip
Textiles Master of Fine Art
Theatre & Performance Studies MSc
Theology in History MTh, MSc
Theoretical Physics MSc
Transformative Learning and Teaching MSc
Transfusion, Transplantation & Tissue Banking MSc
Translation Studies MSc
Trauma & Orthopaedics (Online Distance Learning) ChM (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

Urban Strategies & Design MSc
Urology (Online Distance Learning) ChM (Urology)

Vascular & Endovascular Surgery (Online Distance Learning) ChM (Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgDip, PgCert
Veterinary Epidemiology (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev

World Christianity MTh, MSc