Taught course

Economic and Social History

University of Edinburgh · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent in a relevant discipline is normally required.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

The programme is designed to develop appreciation of the advanced literature of economic and social history; an ability to identify, initiate and complete a substantial piece of research, drawing on key concepts from the social sciences; a familiarity with historiography, historical explanation and research methods in history; an understanding of appropriate statistical, computing and other techniques relevant to data collection and analysis.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrative Assistant
+44 (0) 131 650 9948