University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Economic and Social History

This course enables students to explore the subject areas in detail using medieval manuscripts, interview methods, newspapers in research and theory including Marx, Foucault, Cultural Studies as well as researcher-led conferences organised by groups of PhD students (e.g. How does gender mean? Debates and applications in modern Britain'). Economic and social historians working on the interface with the social sciences also have access to the social sciences counterpart.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a research proposal to be included with the formal application materials. Successful completion of a Master's course with an overall classification of merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months
PhD Full-time - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0161 275 4740