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MRes/PhD in Quantitative Economic History

Programme Structure - MRes

Programme code: TMRESQEH

Department: Economic History

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules


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.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and can be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.

Introductory course

EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics (0.0) #

Papers 1 & 2

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


EH404 India and the World Economy (0.5)


EH408 International Migration, 1500-2000: from slavery to asylum (0.5)  (not available 2018/19)


EH413 African Economic Development in Historical Perspective (0.5)  (not available 2018/19)


EH421 Economic History of Colonialism (0.5) #


EH423 Japan and Korea as Developing Economies (0.5)  (not available 2018/19)


EH446 Economic Development of East and Southeast Asia (1.0) #


EH452 Latin American Development and Economic History (0.5)


EH454 Human Health in History (1.0)


EH463 The Long-Run Analysis of Firms and Industries (0.5) #  (not available 2018/19)


EH464 The Historical Context of Business (0.5) #


EH476 The Economic History of War (1.0) #


EH482 Pre-Modern Paths of Growth: Europe and the Wider World, 11th to 19th Centuries (1.0)


EH483 The Development and Integration of the World Economy in the 19th and 20th Centuries (1.0)


EH486 Shipping and Sea Power in Asian Waters, c 1600-1860 (0.5)

Paper 3

One of the following: A


EC411 Microeconomics (1.0) # or


EC413 Macroeconomics (1.0) #

Paper 4

EH473 Research Paper in Quantitative Economic History (1.0)

Paper 5

EH474 Research Prospectus (0.0) B


A : If not already taken under Paper 3 of the MSc in Quantitative Economic History.

B : Not examined but subject to departmental approval.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

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 (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.

Programme Structure - PhD

Programme code: RPQEH

Years 1-4

Non-examined course

EH590 Thesis Workshop in Economic History (0.0)

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.