University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Economic and Social History

This course enables students to focus specifically on economic and social history and its methods of analysis, while giving them the opportunity to study other topics in international history, religious and cultural history, political history, naval or gender history. Students can select from option modules that include subjects such as ritual in the Middle Ages; witchcraft and the supernatural in the 16th and 17th centuries; sexuality; health, medicine; gender and the body; party politics and international diplomacy; and the impact of modern wars on culture, economy, society and memory. The course provides essential training for PhD study in history, as well as an opportunity to develop particular interests in the history of different countries and periods through taught modules and a 25,000 word dissertation on a topic of each student's choosing within the MRes programme subject area.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a humanities or social science discipline with a minimum 2.1 grade in the undergraduate dissertation. International students must also satisfy our English language entry requirements.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Some examples of compulsory modules are: theory and practice of history 1; theory and practice of history 2; dissertation in history. Optional modules (can vary each year): qualitative methods in social research; applied quantitative data analysis; philosophy of the social sciences 1; gender, society and culture in early modern England; medieval research skills; interpreting the Middle Ages; supervised independent study in the humanities; British naval power in the era of sail 1660-1815; approaches to war and society in the 20th century; medicine in medieval and early modern England; everyday life in the Soviet Union; war 1450 to the present; empires and globalisation, c.1800-2000.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
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