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Historical Research (Economic and Social History) MSc

Historical Research (Economic and Social History) MSc

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Historical Research Economics Social History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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 programme 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contemporary historical practice and an understanding of the methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of historical documents and other primary and secondary source material.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue careers in research and archiving, museums and galleries, education, or journalism. Possible professions include researcher, archivist, or journalist. This degree will also provide graduates with the skills to undertake historical research at PhD level as well as professionally and independently. It may also be useful in becoming a higher education lecturer, museum education officer, or Civil Service administrator.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Modules

This course introduces you to quantitative research methods, through hands-on experience using R computer software. You are introduced to survey methodology and experimental research designs and conduct your own projects using quantitative data. The first five weeks of the intermediate course will be spent refreshing the material covered in the introductory course, such as sampling, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and OLS regression. The course will then move on to consider more advanced techniques such as logistic regression, time series analysis, the study of panel data and multi-level modelling (the precise combination will vary from year to year). Entry onto this course is restricted to students who successfully complete a short test of basic maths and statistics skills.
Research Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,030

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,380

Entry requirements

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

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more

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