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Economic and Social History MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

British History Social History

Course type


Course Summary

The diversity of our research means we can support students- economic and social history study in a vast range of time periods and geographical regions, from the early modern period to the present day, and from Britain to Australasia. Particular areas of expertise available for research are: culture and society in early modern Britain; slavery in the Atlantic world: 1650-1834; the material culture of gender in 18th-century Britain; urban society and civil society in historical context; clothing cultures in comparative historical contexts; western European demography: 1850-1939; cinema and society in modern Britain; gender, crime and deviancy: Britain 1860-1960; energy policy in Britain since 1920; the economic history of China in the 20th century. The University’s economic and social historians host three research groups: material and visual cultures of the past; enlightenment and popular culture; and economic and social history.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2018-19 is £4,260. There will be slight increases in 2019-20 entry.

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 need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or US GPA 3.4 or other international equivalent. Students with relevant professional experience will also be considered.

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