BSc Economic History

UCAS code: V300

Programme requirement: At least one essay-based subject

Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level

Other qualifications are considered

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Programme details

First year

You take introductory courses in economic history and economics, one international history course from an approved list, combined with one option from first-year courses offered by other departments. The Internationalisation of Economic Growth focuses on the inter-relationships between the development of the international economy and the growth of national economies since the late nineteenth century. You will take Economics A or Economics B, depending on your economics background. Economics B is only for students with A level Economics or equivalent. 

Second and third years

The compulsory course Theories and Evidence in Economic History examines theories and concepts used in economic history and introduces the methods used to collect evidence and generate inference on relevant historical questions. You also choose three courses in the second year, at least two of which should be in economic history. In the third year, you choose three courses in economic history and submit a 10,000 word project.