Taught course

Economic and Social History

University of Exeter · History

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.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Economic and Social History allows 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.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Humanities Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1392 725306