The MSc in Economic and Social History at the University of St Andrews is a one-year taught programme run by the School of History.
It offers a distinctive combination of interdisciplinary study and specialisation. It provides the training required for advanced research in social and economic history; it offers specialised study in a chosen historical period (mediaeval to modern), and training in knowledge transfer, where students communicate aspects of their research to non-academic audiences.
The ultimate intention is to prepare students for work beyond the MSc, either doctoral research or employment in related areas.
- This interdisciplinary programme offers training in the research methods required for higher-level research in social and economic history.
- You will develop an understanding of, and critical engagement with, a variety of approaches to social and economic history, including quantitative and qualitative analyses.
- You will be exposed to the distinctive debates and controversies relating to the social and economic history of your chosen specialist period, and will enhance your ability to engage in such debates.
- The innovative 'History in Practice' modules offer essential training in the communication of your research to academic and non-academic audiences.
The Economic and Social History MSc is suitable for UK and overseas graduates interested in pursuing PhDs in social and economic history, and for graduates interested in careers that include management and administration, civil service, financial services, journalism, education, library and museum services.
The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Global Times - Plural Spaces
- History in the Making: Theories, Approaches and Practice
- The Idea of Law
- Sources and Source Criticism
- Themes and Debates in Early Modern History
- Comparative Studies in Legal and Constitutional Research
- History in the Making
- Sources and Source Criticism
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEconomics History View 437 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
- personal statement (optional)
- sample of academic written work (2,000 words)
- two original signed academic references
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).
International19400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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