Social and Economic History (Research Methods)

Durham University

12 months
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The Social and Economic History (Research Methods) course offered by Durham University provides training in research methods for historical topics in any aspect of social and economic history


The Social and Economic History (Research Methods) course offered by Durham University provides quantitative and qualitative research methods appropriate to a wide range of historical approaches.

The programme

This course is delivered primarily through small group seminar teaching with some larger classes, and lecture-style sessions. Termly division of contact hours between terms depends on student choice. Skills modules are taught through seminars or classes and are usually more contact-hour-intensive. Optional modules are taught in seminars and provide a total of 20 contact hours. Dissertation supervision involves 8 hours of directed supervision, individually with a dedicated supervisor. Social science modules are taught through lectures, seminars, workshops, and practical classes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anglo-Saxon Societies and Cultures: interdisciplinary approaches to early medieval England
  • Negotiating Life in Early Modern England
  • Serious Fun: A History of Sport from the Late Middle Ages to the Present
  • Palaeography: Scribes, Script and History from
  • Antiquity to The Renaissance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two Academic References 
  • An Academic CV
  • Sample of written work 
  • Academic Transcripts and Certificates, if available 
  • A 750-word outline of your intended research
  • Personal Development Self-Assessment Table

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Social and Economic History (Research Methods)
Durham University