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Masters degree in Economic History offer advanced study of the growth and development of various economies – and economic practices – throughout history. In some cases, they also include the study of industrialisationtopics such as Numismatics (currencies and coinage) or theories and processes such as Capitalism and Marxism.
Related subjects include Social History and World History. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree, such as Economics, History or Business Studies.
And understanding of the world’s economies offers great insight into many of the institutions, organisations and corporations which are a part of day-to-day life across the world.
Studies in the History of Economics typically take an interdisciplinary approach, combining theory and methodology from Anthropology, History, Economics, Business Studies, Communications and Culture.
Economic History includes an analysis of topics such as demographics, labour markets, finance and even gender studies. For example, you might explore how the development of the silk trade, or Silk Road, opened huge terrestrial and maritime travel networks and influenced migration patterns by connecting the East and West in the 2nd century BC.
Careers in this field are highly varied, and may include financial forecasting for organisations in the public and private sector. They may also include roles in public policy and foreign affairs.
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Durham's MA in Social and Economic History at Durham provides training in research methods for historical topics in any aspect of social and economic history. Read more
The MSc in Economic and Social History is a one-year taught programme run by the School of History. The programme offers a distinctive combination of interdisciplinary study and specialisation. Read more
Public history is about putting history into practice. Read more
The MA by Research Economic History programme will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of economic fundamentals, and the origins and likely long-term consequences of contemporary economic policies. Read more
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. Read more
The MSc Quantitative Economic History is designed for those with a strong grounding in undergraduate economics who wish to take the first steps towards a PhD in Quantitative Economic History. Read more
The MRes in Economic and Social History will allow you to focus specifically on economic and social history and its methods of analysis, while giving you the opportunity to study other topics in international history, religious and cultural history, political history, naval or gender history. Read more
Historians study the past, in all of its complexity, to better understand our contemporary world and the forces that created it. Historians analyse change over time, and they use archival and other primary-source evidence to build interpretations that explain change and put it into context. Read more
The MSc Economic History (Research) 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. Read more
Our MSc Historical Research (Economic and Social History) is designed specifically as training for the 1+3 funded PhD studentships in the ESRC Doctoral… Read more
Learn at the research centre that pioneered the integrated historical study of science, technology and medicine. Work alongside staff and fellow students specialising in science communication, museum studies, and science and healthcare policy. Read more