This Economic and Social History course at the University of Oxford is intended to introduce you to the wide variety of methods used in the study of economic and social history, as well as to the subject itself.
The core qualifying papers provide an opportunity to evaluate a range of different qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches; they impart a common language, and create a close and friendly community, in which ideas are shared, and strong personal ties are forged, developing a community that provides a base from which to venture out and experience the intellectual, social and cultural rewards of Oxford.
The allocation of graduate supervision is the responsibility of the Faculty of History and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under some circumstances a supervisor outside the Faculty of History may be nominated. An Oxford academic’s pre-application indication of willingness to supervise an enquiring applicant is not a guarantee that the applicant will be offered a place, or that the supervisor in question has capacity in that particular year.
About a quarter of master’s students proceed to doctoral work at Oxford; others continue academic study at other institutions. Other career destinations are as diverse as, but broadly in line with, undergraduate history career destinations: law, finance, management consultancy, civil service etc.
Teaching and examination comprise:
- 'What happened and why: a start to themes and approaches in economic and social history', a required course for all students, focusing on social sciences methodologies and approaches and taught through a series of lectures and parallel classes during Michaelmas term (evaluated by essay, submitted at the start of Week 1 in Hilary term);
- a course in quantitative methods and computer applications for economic and social history: You will be allocated to either the standard or the advanced course, depending on your previous statistical and/or econometric training.
- More advanced students will be able to take a quantitative methods course provided as part of the MPhil in Economics, subject to satisfying admission criteria (evaluated by assignment, submitted at the start of Week 1 of Hilary term);
- two advanced papers, usually taught in small classes, mostly during Hilary term.
- a dissertation
- 11 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEconomics History View 572 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
- Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic
International28560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28560 GBP per year during 11 months.
National14140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14140 GBP per year during 11 months.
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