MSc Economic History

 

Intellectual Objectives

The wide range of courses available in economic history enables candidates to compile a programme that meets their particular requirements. It 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.

Teaching and Learning

The degree is a twelve month programme, consisting of one compulsory half unit, a compulsory dissertation (half or full unit), and optional courses to the value of two and a half or three units selected from the prescribed list, which must include at least one of our advanced survey courses on modern or pre-modern economic history over the last millennium.

Student Profile

The programme is aimed at those students who read economics or economic history at undergraduate level, and for those who studied a related discipline and whose interests have moved towards economic history. Students leave the department equipped for any profession that requires intellectual judgement, the ability to assess evidence and ideas, and good communication skills.

Full-year programme. Students must take compulsory courses to the value of 1.5 units, and either optional courses to the value of two units and a half-unit dissertation, or optional courses to the value of 1.5 units and a full unit dissertation.

(H= Half unit)

Paper 1  

EH401| Historical Analysis of Economic Change (H)

Paper 2: Choose from


EH482| Pre-modern Paths of Growth: East and West compared, c1000-1800 or
EH483 |The Development and Integration of the World Economy in the 19th and 20th centuries

Paper 3 and 4

Either:
EH498| Dissertation: MSc Economic History (H) and courses to the value of two full units from the papers listed below

or

EH499| Dissertation: MSc Economic History and courses to the value of 1.5 units from the papers listed below:

EH402| Research Design and Quantitative Methods in Economic History (H)
EH404| India and the World Economy (H)
EH408| International Migration, 1500-2000: from slavery to asylum (H) (n/a 2014/15)
EH409|  Chinese Economy in Transition: 1850-1950
EH412| Research Topics in Economic History A (H) (n/a 14/15)
EH413| African Economic Development in Historical Perspective (H)
EH419| Research Topics in Economic History B (H) (n/a 14/15)
EH422| Topics in Quantitative Economic History
EH423| Japan and Korea as Developing Economies (H)
EH424| The British Economy in Global Perspective, 1000-2000 (H) 
EH426| Quantitative Topics in Economic History I: Cross-section and Panel Data (H)**
EH427| Quantitative Topics in Economic History II: Time Series and Economic Dynamics (H)**
EH428| History of Economics: Making Political Economy into a Social Science (H) (n/a 14/15) 
EH429| History of Economics: Ideas, Policy and Performativity (H)
EH446| Economic Development of East and Southeast Asia (n/a 14/15)
EH447| Great Depressions in Economic History (H) (n/a 14/15)
EH451| Latin American Development: Political economy of growth (H) (n/a 14/15)
EH452| Latin American Development and Economic History (H)
EH463| The Long-Run Analysis of Firms and Industries (H)
EH464| The Historical Context of Business (H) 
EH466| Labour and Work in Preindustrial Europe (H) (n/a 14/15)
EH467| Epidemics: Epidemic disease in history, 1348-2000 (H) (n/a 14/15)
EH476| The Economic History of War 
EH482| Pre-modern Paths of Growth: East and West compared, c1000-1800 (if not taken under paper 2)
EH483| The Development and Integration of the World Economy in the 19th and 20th Centuries (if not taken under paper 2)
EH486| Shipping and Sea Power in Asian Waters, c1600-1860 (H) 
EH487| International Economic Institutions since World War I (H)
LL4CB|  Modern Legal History: Private Law and the Economy 1750-1950

** These courses cannot be combined with EH422

 

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