History enables us to understand how the world has developed and become what it is today. Studying events and issues from the past also affects the way we see the present and future. The History programme at Edinburgh reflects the strengths of our History department, which is one of the largest and most diverse in the UK. Our academics are internationally recognised experts on a broad range of areas. The courses we teach cover historical periods from the early Middle Ages to the most recent past; geographical regions including Britain and Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas; and a wide variety of approaches to the past, including political history, cultural history, social history, economic history, gender history, and global and transnational history. We're one of the largest history departments in the UK, which ensures you'll have a wide range of courses to choose from to shape the programme that you study. As well as having its own rich history, Edinburgh is home to some of the best facilities in the UK for studying and researching history, including the National Library of Scotland and the National Records of Scotland. These resources and archives feature prominently in our teaching, allowing you to get acquainted with the city and to use the events that have happened here to enhance your general understanding of history. A history programme at Edinburgh is not just about studying the past. Its about combining academic study with employability to develop the skills you need, both to become a successful historian and to excel in any career after you graduate.