Part of the curriculum since 1884, Edinburgh is one of the few institutions in the United Kingdom where Economic History exists as a degree programme in its own right.
This tradition and experience are combined with fresh approaches and insights as we explore the economic factors that have shaped the historical past.
Economic History is the study of the way in which economies develop, why that development differs between countries and over time, and how individuals, households and communities contribute to, and are affected by, economic change. The research interests of Edinburgh’s economic historians are wide ranging, including the study of economic development, energy policy, globalisation, slavery, demography, urban history and consumption.
The geographical areas covered include Britain, Europe, North America, the Caribbean, New Zealand and China. Many of our courses examine themes in international economic history and the global economy.
Typically one-semester courses are worth 20 credits, full-year courses 40 credits; you normally complete 120 credits in each year. In addition to any core courses listed below you can choose additional courses from across the Schools of the University.
These are summary guides only - see foot of page for full details.
This article was published on May 17, 2012