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Social and Economic History (Research Methods)

Durham University

12 months
Duration
21360 GBP/year
8700 GBP/year
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About

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

Overview

The MA provides quantitative and qualitative research methods appropriate to a wide range of historical approaches. Accredited by the ESRC, this MA is part of our four year funding scheme offered by the NINEDTP (Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership. 

This Social and Economic History (Research Methods) MA course offered by Durham University is shared with the Department of Sociology and will help you to build an awareness of the contemporary boundaries of social and economic history and to master advanced understanding of the concepts and methods with which it may be interrogated. It seeks to equip you with a diverse portfolio of research techniques and approaches to enable you to undertake extended independent research in your dissertation, and to make your own contribution to the field. The skills provided by this MA are also transferrable to a wide range of careers.

Course Learning and Teaching

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.

Accreditation

Accredited by the ESRC.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History: Themes, Reading and Sources
  • Perspectives on Social Research
  • EITHER Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science OR Fieldwork and Interpretation 
  • dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Subject requirements are a 2:1, with an overall average score of 65% or above, or a GPA of 3.5 or above, or equivalent. An undergraduate degree in History or a related subject is required. 

You are required to submit the following information with online application:

  • Two Academic References – from people who are familiar with your work, commenting on your suitability for the course
  • An Academic CV– this should be no longer than 2 A4 pages 
  • A sample of written work (up to 2500 words for MA courses)
  • Academic Transcripts and Certificates, if available– a copy of your undergraduate degree and postgraduate courses 
  • A 750-word outline of your intended research
  • Personal Development Self-Assessment Table – Applicants are requested to complete and submit a self-assessment table with their online application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21360 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time Fees

  • EU students: £4,800 per year
  • Island students students: £11,800 per year

Living costs for Durham

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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