Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in a social science.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Economic History (Research) provides a broad training in social science research methods and their application to historical study, including the role of theory, evaluation, analysis and explanation, quantitative techniques and computing, the use of sources, and presentational skills.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of elective courses in economic history, allowing you to compile a programme according to your interests and career goals. You will also choose one of three research training courses and a compulsory economic history course, and complete a dissertation on an approved topic of your choice.

This rigorous academic training responds to labour market requirements for enhanced research skills and is designed to be valuable to those proceeding to research degrees and university teaching, as well as to those who intend to pursue careers in public service, industry, commerce, the media or law. The programme also aims to meet the needs of mid-career professionals who would like to refresh their research skills and understanding of the subject.

This research track can be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as the first year of a research degree, followed by 3–4 years of MPhil/PhD, which would then make it eligible for ESRC funding. You should indicate in your personal statement if you wish to be considered for the 1+3 programme and submit an outline research proposal.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £13,008
International students
Total: EU £13,008 Non EU £20,112

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613