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We are internationally recognised for research excellence in modern economic and social history, with exceptional strengths in business and financial history, the history of medicine, and social and gender history.OverviewThe 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
We are internationally recognised for research excellence in modern economic and social history, with exceptional strengths in business and financial history, the history of medicine, and social and gender 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.
Specific programmes included in this pathway are
MSc in Global Economy
MSc in History
MSc in History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine
MSc in Social History (jointly run by the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde)
Core courses are specific to each of the MSc programmes, and include
training in historical methodology
qualitative methods and/or social theory as appropriate
Upon completion of the MSc, students undertake PhD study, working closely with supervisors expert in the specific focus of their theses. Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).
The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017.
Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933.
The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics to European Studies.
The university consists of four colleges:
College of Arts
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
College of Social Sciences
There are three campuses making up the university.
Where you'll study
The Fraser Building
65 Hillhead Street
Glasgow, City Of