Approaches to Economic and Social History

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Mary Morgan SAR 609, Prof Sara Horrell SAR 603 and Prof Ian Gazeley SAR 605


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.

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Economic History

Total students 2020/21: 4

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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