We have had a long-standing commitment to the study of genetic genealogy as an essential component of our postgraduate courses and believe that its importance will grow as the size of databases of test results increase and knowledge and skill in the interpretation of these results develops. The wealth of knowledge and expertise of our staff in this area ensures continual refreshment of course content which also benefits from research such as the Battle of Bannockburn Family History Project and the Declaration of Arbroath Family History Project.
We also offer a PhD in History with Genealogical Studies for individuals who have a research topic with a genealogical focus. Students are expected to undertake research that results in a thesis which contributes to the wider literature in the field, thereby making an original contribution to current knowledge. Further information can be found on the PhD course page.