Historical Research (Economic and Social History) (MSc)


Birkbeck, University of London    School of Historical Studies

Full time & Part time October MSc 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Education (11) History & Archaeology (19)

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Are you interested in diving deep into the fascinating world of historical research? Look no further than our MSc Historical Research (Economic and Social History) programme. This specialised Master's degree is tailor-made for those aiming to pursue a funded PhD in the ESRC Doctoral Training Programme. Gain advanced skills in statistical analysis and become equipped with the methodologies required for analysing historical documents and sources. With Birkbeck's top-ranking History research and access to world-class resources like the British Museum and British Library, you'll be at the heart of academic London. Whether you're a recent graduate or a mature learner, we welcome your application.

About the course

Our MSc Historical Research (Economic and Social History) is designed specifically as training for the 1+3 funded PhD studentships in the ESRC Doctoral Training Programme. This specialist Master's degree will give you the advanced conceptual, theoretical and practical skills you need to undertake historical research, particularly statistical analysis, at an advanced level, professionally or for doctoral research.

The course will equip you with an awareness of contemporary historical practice and an understanding of the methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of historical documents and other primary and secondary source material.

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Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a humanities or social sciences subject and references.

We also offer a one-year Graduate Certificate in History, which can be used as a conversion course if you want to study history at postgraduate level, but have a degree in a significantly different discipline.

Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.




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