Economic and Social History (MScR)


University of Edinburgh    School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Full time & Part time September MRes 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Anthropology (2) Economics (10) History & Archaeology (19)

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The MScR in Economic and Social History at our university offers a diverse and comprehensive research programme. With one of the largest research groups in the UK, our staff cover a wide range of interests including economic development, globalisation, urban history, and more. This programme is designed to meet the requirements of the Economic and Social Research Council and includes courses in research design and methodology. You will have the opportunity to choose optional courses and undertake a directed reading course that will contribute to your dissertation research. Our modern facilities and stunning location provide an ideal environment for your studies.

About the course

Research profile

We host one of the largest economic and social history research groupings in the UK. Staff research interests are wide-ranging, including the study of:

  • economic development
  • energy policy
  • financial history
  • globalisation
  • urban history
  • consumption
  • material culture
  • museums and collecting
  • leisure
  • religious belief
  • popular culture
  • medicine and disease
  • gender
  • sexuality
  • the family

The diversity of our research means we can support students’ economic and social history study in a vast range of time periods and geographical regions and from the early modern period to the present day.

Particular areas of expertise available for research are:

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


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