Approaches to Economic and Social History

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Mary Morgan SAR 609, Dr Neil Cummins SAR 513 and Prof Oliver Volckart SAR 610


This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Economic History. This course is not available as an outside option.

This course is primarily structured for 1st year MPhil students in the Department of Economic History, for whom attendance is compulsory.

Course content

Approaches to Economic and Social History


20 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of seminars in the LT. 8 hours of seminars in the ST.

Formative coursework

Written work and presentations as required by the Doctoral Programmes Director.

Indicative reading

There is no indicative reading list for this course as readings are updated annually to reflect student’s interests.


This course has no summative assessment.

Key facts

Department: Economic History

Total students 2018/19: 8

Average class size 2018/19: 4

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills