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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economic History

Course type


Course Summary

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. This rigorous academic training responds to labour market requirements for enhanced research skills and is designed to be valuable to those proceeding to research degrees and university teaching, as well as to those who intend to pursue careers in public service, industry, commerce, the media or law. The programme also aims to meet the needs of mid-career professionals who would like to refresh their research skills and understanding of the subject. Economic history graduates can be found in management and administration in the public and private sectors, banking, journalism, economic consultancy, and library and museum services, to mention just a few.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module covers the central themes and key methodological and theoretical issues in economic history.
Research Dissertation A: Contextualisation, Theory and Research Design
Research Dissertation B: Implementation: Evidence, Analysis and Contribution

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally have a Upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in social science.