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Economic History MSc Programmes






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The Department of Economic History offers five MSc programmes lasting one year full-time or two years part-time, for those who have already studied economic history at first degree level, or for those who have studied a related discipline and whose interests have moved towards economic history. The wide range of courses, combined with the compulsory research dissertation, enables students to compile a programme to meet their particular requirements.  

The following programmes are taught in the department

Useful links

Offer Holders 2023

We look forward to welcoming you in September 2023! Welcome will take place between Monday 18th September to Friday 22nd September.

Information on Welcome for new arrivals can be found here.

Programme Handbooks 2023-24

Programme handbooks for the current academic year 2023-24 can be found here.


Graduate Guide 2023-24

This years Graduate Guide is available here.

LSE Calendar

The LSE Calendar contains full information on Programme and School Regulations as well as detailed course guides.

It can be accessed here.

Economic History Department Blog

The Economic History Department blog showcases work by members of the department. You can see posts based on master's and undergraduate dissertations as well as recent research by faculty and PhDs. 

Read and subscribe here: Economic History Department Blog

Department of Methodology

The Department of Methodology is an interdisciplinary group which provides training for MSc and PhD students in the design of social research and in qualitative and quantitative analysis. While Methodology courses are open to all LSE students taking MSc or PhD programmes you should discuss this with your academic supervisor first.

Methodology also offer regular drop-in surgery sessions for methods related queries, details of which can be found here.

LSE Language Centre

The LSE Language Centre offers support for English Language and academic writing skills. More information can be found here.

You can also enrol on a non-degree language course details of which can be found here.

LSE Careers Service

Information on support and events offered by the LSE Careers Service can be found here.

Graduate Destinations

Details on LSE graduate destinations can be found here.

Please note that information is only available by Department and level of study. We do not provide data on graduate destinations by programme.

Library guide for Economic History

Dr Paul Horsler is the librarian for the Department of Economic History. He can provide individual consultations for students to help them with finding information and using library resources effectively. More information can be found here.


Contact us


Professor Olivier Accominotti (MSc Programmes Director) +44 (0)20 7955 6773
Mr Oli Harrison (MSc Programmes Officer) +44 (0)20 7955 7046


Professor Olivier Accominotti:
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Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE