Economic and Social History

The Economic and Social History pathway represents the historical approach to the social sciences.  As such, it encompasses a very wide array of intellectual approaches and brings the particular rigour and demands of historical enquiry to a range of social science methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative.

At the core research training stage, the pathway has a two-centre model, based at Glasgow, Edinburgh.  The pathway then moves outwards from these two centres to incorporate excellence in social science history throughout Scotland.

Specific courses included in this pathway include the MScs run as part of the current consortium: the M.Sc. in Global Economy and the M.Sc. in History (Social Sciences) at the University of Glasgow.  The MScR in Economic and Social History is the equivalent course at the University of Edinburgh.  PhD supervision is then offered and is available at any of the other institutions included in this pathway, including the possibility of supervision across two institutions if appropriate, depending on the specific focus of the doctoral study. 

ESRC-funded PhD studentships in Economic and Social History are available at the following institutions. Please contact the relevant institutional representative for further information:

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