Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in a social science.

English research level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MSc programme

The MSc Economic History offers a flexible programme to those who have already studied economic history at first-degree level, or for those who have studied a related discipline and whose interests have moved towards economic history.

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 complete a dissertation on an approved topic of your choice. The programme 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.

Economic history combines the skills of the economist, the statistician and the sociologist, as well as those of the historian. You will therefore leave the programme with a portfolio of highly transferable skills that can be applied across a wide variety of employment sectors.

Department of Economic History

This programme is offered by the Department of Economic History, which is home to the largest group of teachers and researchers in the field of economic, business, and social history in the UK. Amongst the research commitments of our faculty are the editorship and board membership of such world-renowned journals as Cliometrica, the Economic History Review, Enterprise and Society, the Journal of African History, the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of Global History, the Journal for the History of Economic Thought and Medical History, and the Department are regularly consulted by the British and international media.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards and Anniversary Scholarships.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613