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About Social History
Masters degrees in Social History offer advanced study of the underlying processes which drive change within society, and the ways in which societies have grown and developed throughout history.
Related subjects include Political History and Heritage Studies. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as History, Sociology or Anthropology.
Courses in this field are often offered in combination with other subjects, such as Economic History or Cultural Studies, though Social History may also be referred to as Cultural History.
Popular topics include the rise of urbanism, developments in crime, responses to environmental issues, public health and early medicine, and migration. Issues within these topics may include sexuality and gender, theories relating to class, as well as political and social movements such as imperialism or the abolition of slavery.
If you wish, you may focus your studies in a particular area. For example, if you have an interest in migration, you might also examine the rise of travel, tourism and exploration.
Careers in this field may include roles in academia such as teaching and publishing, as well as public relations and foreign policy.
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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.
This degree offers flexible study, either full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years). Covering the history of Scotland, Europe, India, Africa and North America, the teaching is organised around research clusters in Global History, Scottish History and Public History.
The MA in History is an exciting programme that covers a wide range of topics in history from the Middle Ages onwards. The wide-ranging expertise of Swansea University's historians offers the study of British, European, American or Asian History.
Are you looking to undertake research training that will prepare you for research in the field of economic and social history? .
The Cultural History pathway encourages you to investigate artefacts and ideas, material objects and mentalities, medical documents and museums, photographs and films and explore key themes that have shaped the past, including national identity, gender, race, sexuality and modernity.
This masters course will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of how healthcare and medicine have developed, how health has changed and the societal impacts of these changes across the world in a variety of historical contexts.
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.
This absorbing MA gives you the opportunity to study and reflect on major twentieth century events, such as total war, the rise and fall of communism, the collapse of the European empires, the changing place of women in western society and the decline of traditional religious belief.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers.