To really understand the modern world you need to unlock the patterns of the past. Studying History and Heritage helps you to do just that by journeying through the major events and periods that have shaped society. There are so many types of history to delve into, including political, social, cultural, gender, environmental and digital.

History courses at Stirling let you explore your passion for history while gaining the theoretical and transferable skills needed to help you in your chosen career. You’re taught by history and heritage experts who are leaders in their field. Areas of study include Scottish, British, European, American and African history alongside cultural, environmental and digital heritage.

History courses

Courses labelled are available for online study only.

Undergraduate courses
CourseStart date
BA (Hons) Heritage and TourismSeptember 2024, August 2024
BA (Hons) HistorySeptember 2024
BA (Hons) History and HeritageSeptember 2024
BA (Hons) Scottish HistorySeptember 2024
Postgraduate courses
CourseStart date
MRes Historical ResearchSeptember 2024
MSc HeritageSeptember 2024
MSc Historical ResearchSeptember 2024
CPD and short courses
CourseStart date
Curating Collections: Critical ApproachesSeptember 2024
Heritage, Risk, and Resilience: Managing Change in the Anthropocene


We offer a variety of scholarship and funding options to help you finance your studies at the University of Stirling.

Undergraduate scholarships

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Postgraduate scholarships

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Graduate careers in History

Graduating with a History degree from the University of Stirling opens up many career opportunities in a range of sectors, from museums and heritage trusts to arts management and the civil service. Jobs directly related to a History degree include:

  • Heritage manager
  • Historic buildings inspector or conservation officer
  • Librarian
  • Museum education officer
  • Museum or gallery curator
  • Museum or gallery exhibitions officer
  • Secondary school teacher

The transferable skills gained throughout our History courses can also support your career development in areas such as archaeology, tourism, creative industries, journalism and marketing.

History research

In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, we ranked in the top 15 in the UK for research impact and 3rd in Scotland for outputs and impact. 83% of our research impact in History is classed as world leading or internationally excellent. Find out more about our History research.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Study for a PhD or MPhil in History at the University of Stirling and you’ll be part of a dynamic culture where collaboration is key, international links abound and the desire to make a meaningful contribution to society is always at the forefront of our minds. See all our PhD and MPhil opportunities in History.