MSc by Research Economic and Social History

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    MSc by Research 1 year

Course Description

The MSc by Research in Economic and Social History offers you the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research.

The MSc by Research in Economic and Social History is aimed at students who have a specific topic of interest into which they wish to conduct their own research.

The programme provides structured research training while at the same time enabling you to pursue a research project that you design yourself, in consultation with supervisors. It serves as both a self-contained research degree and as preparation for further study for the PhD degree.

Economic and Social history addresses the historical processes underlying the evolution of modern society by employing a range of insights and approaches from the social sciences, including economics, sociology and social anthropology. The programme focuses on civil society, material culture, youth, gender, crime, cinema, economic growth, energy policy, and financial history in a variety of historical contexts.

Edinburgh has a large and distinguished group of academics in this research area. Their specialist fields provide students with an outstanding range of options, both in terms of historical period and areas of the world.

Entry Requirements

You will need a UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in a subject related to your programme.

Relevant experience, or professional or other qualifications will also be considered.


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Student Destinations

This degree can form the stepping stone to many career options.

This programme is specifically designed for students who anticipate progressing to a doctoral programme, but it can also function as excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers.

Module Details

The programme aims to introduce you to independent research. You will be examined through coursework and a 15,000 word dissertation.

You will take the following three core courses:

Economic and Social Theory for Historical Analysis 20
Supervised Reading Course (E&SH) 20
Core quantitative Data Analysis 1 and 2 20

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