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Department of History | MA Research Methods (Social and Economic History)

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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

HistoryMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

History

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Research Methods (Social & Economic History) at Durham University

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Develop the theoretical and practical skills you need to undertake research in the aspects of Social and Economic History that most interest you.


The MA in Research Methods (Social & Economic History) fuels your interest in the past and develops the essential skills and knowledge you need to undertake in-depth research into the aspects of Social & Economic History that most interest you.


The course offers the highest quality training in Social Research Methods and applies this knowledge to the study of the past. It is accredited by the Economic & Social Research Council, the UK’s largest funder of Economic, Social, Behavioural and Human Data Science Activity. It is also part of our four-year funding scheme offered through the Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership that culminates in a PhD in any aspect of the subject.


The course, which is completed in one year full-time or two years part-time, is shared between the Department of History and the Department of Sociology. Core areas of learning include an in-depth introduction to the study of research, themes, readings and sources from a historical perspective as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. You can choose further optional modules from a selection of research and historical themed options in areas ranging from Computational Social Science to Elections in Africa and from Multilevel Modelling to Power & Society in the Late Middle Ages. You also carry out independent research on a related area of your choice in the form of a dissertation.


You will have access to the extensive learning resource made available via various libraries, archives, and special historical collections housed in the University and in the City itself.


The postgraduate communities in both Departments are vibrant and committed, and contribute in a major way to the academic environment with their active involvement in discussion groups, annual conferences and other events.


Durham University has a vibrant and supportive learning community and is able to provide you with an extensive study resource thanks to its large number of libraries, archives, and special collections.


Postgraduates are active in the academic and social life of the Department. They lead their own discussion groups, organise annual conferences, and meet with external keynote speakers, thereby forming an integral part of the Department’s wider research culture.


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Program overview

Main Subject

History

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Research Methods (Social & Economic History) at Durham University

[email protected]


Develop the theoretical and practical skills you need to undertake research in the aspects of Social and Economic History that most interest you.


The MA in Research Methods (Social & Economic History) fuels your interest in the past and develops the essential skills and knowledge you need to undertake in-depth research into the aspects of Social & Economic History that most interest you.


The course offers the highest quality training in Social Research Methods and applies this knowledge to the study of the past. It is accredited by the Economic & Social Research Council, the UK’s largest funder of Economic, Social, Behavioural and Human Data Science Activity. It is also part of our four-year funding scheme offered through the Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership that culminates in a PhD in any aspect of the subject.


The course, which is completed in one year full-time or two years part-time, is shared between the Department of History and the Department of Sociology. Core areas of learning include an in-depth introduction to the study of research, themes, readings and sources from a historical perspective as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. You can choose further optional modules from a selection of research and historical themed options in areas ranging from Computational Social Science to Elections in Africa and from Multilevel Modelling to Power & Society in the Late Middle Ages. You also carry out independent research on a related area of your choice in the form of a dissertation.


You will have access to the extensive learning resource made available via various libraries, archives, and special historical collections housed in the University and in the City itself.


The postgraduate communities in both Departments are vibrant and committed, and contribute in a major way to the academic environment with their active involvement in discussion groups, annual conferences and other events.


Durham University has a vibrant and supportive learning community and is able to provide you with an extensive study resource thanks to its large number of libraries, archives, and special collections.


Postgraduates are active in the academic and social life of the Department. They lead their own discussion groups, organise annual conferences, and meet with external keynote speakers, thereby forming an integral part of the Department’s wider research culture.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

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Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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