Gain a deeper understanding of economic fundamentals, and the origins and likely long-term consequences of contemporary economic policies
Learn how to apply rigorous economic analysis to deepen our understanding of the past
Compare economic growth and living standards across space and time using both qualitative and quantitative approaches to historical data
Make an original contribution to our understanding of past economies through your research dissertation
IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: We normally require a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).
What will you study?
Current themes in economic history research
Approaches to ancient trade and navigation
The archaeology of money: coins, power and society
Topics in the history of finance
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £7,180 per year
New international students: £15,270 per year
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
Funding for PhD research students is available from Faculty studentships, the AHRC Doctoral Training South, West and Wales Consortium, the Leverhulme Trust and the ESRC. The Centre for Economic History offers a number of MA bursaries.
The fees given are for entry in the academic year starting in September 2017, and will be confirmed in your offer letter.You can find more information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
What career can you have?
Thanks to the possibility of building your own pathway within our MA programme, you can specialise in your preferred area.
You may continue your academic development with doctoral research, or pursue a career as a teacher, archivist, or in museums. Many of our students have specialised in local history and later progressed to jobs in the heritage and conservation sector.
In addition, your experience of individual research will help you to develop valuable transferable skills. You will have demonstrated your ability to understand and apply complex ideas; to collect and analyse large quantities of information; to manage your own time and motivate yourself; to construct reasoned and articulate arguments; and to reach carefully balanced judgements. This should equip you to embark upon a range of professional careers.