London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Economic History


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Economic History; M.Sc.-Economic History (Research)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Applicants for our MSc programmes should have at least an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in the social sciences. We offer two MSc programmes in Economic History. The MSc Economic History (Research) provides training in methods including the role of theory, evaluation, analysis and explanation, quantitative techniques and computing, the use of sources and presentational skills, all of which give a foundation for more advanced research work in the subject. The MSc in Economic History offers a flexible programme to those who have already studied economic history at first degree level, or for those who have studied a related discipline and whose interests have moved towards economic history. The wide range of courses in economic history available in the two degrees enables candidates to compile a programme that meets their particular requirements. Because both programmes share a common first term core course and all the full unit courses, students may under exceptional circumstances apply to move between them. However, students considering further graduate work and/or students who have received an ESRC 1+3 grant, must successfully complete the MSc Economic History (Research) degree. Students leave the department equipped for any profession that requires intellectual judgment, the ability to assess and analyse evidence and ideas, and good communication skills. 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. Compulsory course in Historical Analysis of Economic Change; two options from a wide range in 20th-century history, economic history of the developed or third world, methodology, quantitative history and business history; dissertation of 15,000 words. See LSE prospectus.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 627.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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