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MRes Economic and Social History

MRes Economic and Social History

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Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Economic History

Course type


Course Summary


  • Training in social science research techniques to enable you to undertake cutting-edge research
  • Gain core academic, personal and key skills that are both relevant and transferable to employment
  • Draw on the expertise of highly respected research centres at the forefront of their respective disciplines
  • Take part in joint seminar programmes offering insights into a very wide range of research cultures and specialisms
  • Excellent preparation for students intending to continue on to doctoral research.


A degree in Economic and Social History, will provide you with a wide range of skills which will be useful in your future study or employment. Our students develop skills in researching, analysing and assessing sources, particularly quantitative analysis, written and verbal communication, managing and interpreting information and developing ideas and arguments. Some of our graduates choose to follow their interest in their degree studies with further study. Others use the skills gained on their course to enter a wide variety of careers.


This module will provide you with an overview of the different disciplinary traditions and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research, as well as a comparative perspective on qualitative research across disciplines and in relation to quantitative methods. It will train you in a range of core methods relevant to the social science sub-disciplines, including an appraisal of their respective strengths and weaknesses, with a focus on the challenges of data collection and analysis.

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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