University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Economic and Social History

This is a research training programme designed both to enable students to deepen their knowledge of economic and social History in a social-science context and to develop a range of practical and theoretical research skills; it also aims to provide a solid foundation of research skills for students proceeding to a doctorate.

Entry requirements

A UK 1st Class or 2.1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent in a relevant discipline is normally required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: historical research: skills and sources; historical methodology and historiography; economic and social theory for historical analysis; supervised reading course. Option courses may include: culture and society in early modern Britain; material culture of gender in eighteenth-century Britain; cinema and society in Britain; slavery in the Atlantic world; British at war: 1939�45; cinema and society in South Asia; clothing and culture in comparative historical contexts.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 3,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Graduate School Administrative Assistant
Telephone number: 
0131 650 9948