Durham has a thriving postgraduate community in medieval, early modern and modern history. Supervision is provided by thirty leading academics, whose expertise stretches across the histories of Britain, Europe, Russia, China, the United States and Africa. We offer intensive tuition at MA level and our strong tradition of supporting postgraduate research is demonstrated by the many students who have gone on to successful academic careers
The MA in Social & Economic History (Research Methods) is intended for students specialising in social and/or economic history. We offer expert supervision in many aspects of late medieval, early modern and modern British and European social and economic history, as well as parts of the Americas and Africa.
This MA will provide students with the necessary research training skills to support PhD study in social and economic history and there is a particular emphasis on training in quantitative methods. This programme is also attractive to employers and past students on this degree have taken high-earning jobs in the City of London.
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your first language, you'll need to show us evidence of your linguistic abilities, such as a certificate from the British Council. You'll usually need an IELTS standard of 6.5 for postgraduate work.