Economic and social history addresses the historical processes underlying the evolution of modern society by employing a range of insights and approaches from the social sciences, including economics, sociology and social anthropology.
The University of Edinburgh has a large and distinguished group of academics (12 academic staff ) in this research area. Their specialist areas provide students with an outstanding range of options, both in terms of historical period and areas of the world, and courses on the programme focus on civil society, material culture, youth, gender, crime, cinema, economic growth and energy policy in a variety of historical contexts.
This programme is specifically designed for students who anticipate progressing to a doctoral programme of study. A previous qualification in historical studies is useful, but our students are drawn from the wider background of humanities and social science, and the courses are designed to instil the relevant techniques for historical analysis.
This article was published on Oct 19, 2012