MRes/PhD in Quantitative Economic History

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Programme codes: TMRESQEH (MRes)
                                RPQEH (PhD)

Department: Economic History

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

MRes

Students complete and are examined in courses to the value of four full units. Students are also required to attend EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics.

Paper

Course number and title

1

Courses to the value of one full unit from the following:

EH404

India and the World Economy (H)

EH408

International Migration, 1500-2000: from slavery to asylum (H) (n/a 16/17)

EH413

African Economic Development in Historical Perspective (H)

EH423

Japan and Korea as Developing Economies (H) (n/a 16/17)

EH424

The British Economy in Global Perspective, 1000-2000 (H) (withdrawn 16/17)

EH446

Economic Development of East and Southeast Asia 

EH447

Great Depressions in Economic History (H) (withdrawn 16/17)

EH451

Latin American Development: Political Economy of Growth (H) (n/a 16/17)

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) 

EH467

Epidemics: epidemic disease in history, 1348-2000 (H) (withdrawn 16/17)

EH476

 

The Economic History of War

EH482

Pre-Modern Paths of Growth: Europe and the Wider World, 11th to 19th Centuries

EH483

The Development and Integration of the World Economy in the 19th and 20th Centuries

EH486

Shipping and Sea Power in Asian Waters, c1600-1860 (H) (n/a 16/17)

EH487

International Economic Institutions since World War I (H) (withdrawn 16/17)

2

EH course(s) to the value of one full unit from Paper 1 above

3

EC411

Microeconomics or EC413 Macroeconomics *

4

EH473

Research Paper in Quantitative Economic History

5

EH474

Research Prospectus **

* If not already taken under Paper 3 of the MSc Quantitative Economic History.
** Not examined but subject to departmental approval.

Award of the MRes Quantitative Economic History

The award and classification of the MSc degree is consistent with the School's scheme for the award of a four-unit Taught Master's Degree. Student are required to achieve a pass mark of 50% in Papers 1, 2, 3 and 4 and submit paper 5 (EH474 Research Prospectus, not examined half unit). Where a candidate receives a Fail mark in any course, the penalty rules are set out in http://www.lse.ac.uk/intranet/LSEServices/TQARO/Calendar/SchemeTaughtMasters.pdf (see paragraph 3.2) apply. A Bad Fail (39% or lower) in any course of any unit value will result in an overall Fail for the degree.

Progression from the MRes Quantitative Economic History to the PhD

To progress from the MRes to the PhD programme, students need to achieve at least a Merit overall in the MRes and at least 65% in the (full unit) Research Paper in Quantitative Economic History (EH473). In addition, their Research Prospectus (EH474) needs to be approved by the departmental Prospectus Review Committee following a viva.

If a student fulfils all other progression requirements but his/her Research Prospectus does not meet the expectations set out in the EH474 course description, the Prospectus Review Committee will grant an extension of up to three months to submit a revised version. If this revised version fails the required standards, the candidate will not be admitted to the PhD programme.

PhD

Non-examined courses

Years 1 - 4

 

Paper

Course number and title

EH590

Thesis Workshop in Economic History