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Economic and Social History, MA(SocSci)/MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Economic and Social History programme from University of Glasgow is the study of the way societies change in their economic activities and social organisation. It is concerned with how people in the past lived and worked, and how this has affected the development of today’s world.
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You will study economic and social trends from 1750 to the present day, both in Britain and internationally, and with an emphasis on the development of a wide range of transferable skills.

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will select courses on a variety of themes, in a range of national and international contexts, and mainly in the period from 1750 to the present.

These courses are taught by staff with rich expertise extending to modern Scotland, Germany, Japan, Latin America and the USA, with particular strengths in the areas of gender history, medical history, business history, and labour history.

In Junior Honours (year 3), core course students work in small groups on research projects, supervised by staff, and have the opportunity to explore their own specialist interests with the Senior Honours (year 4) dissertation. There is an emphasis on critical thinking and the development of a variety of personal and intellectual skills.


The graduates of the Economic and Social History programme from University of Glasgow are trained to express themselves logically and to speak confidently. They have learned how to handle and analyse information, to make independent judgements, and organise their time effectively. They have found employment in a very wide range of

careers, including:

  • management in industry, retailing, marketing and financial services
  • central and local government
  • the media and information technology
  • teaching at all levels
  • libraries, museums and archives
  • social work and other personnel services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

You will take two courses around the themes of: 

  • globalisation
  • changes in working lives
  • social order and conflict
  • gender and the family
  • immigration and the community
  • international economic relations.

You will be introduced to major themes in history, including sources of economic growth and social change, and the international transmission of social and economic trends.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements


  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.


  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Three HL subjects including English AND a Humanities or Language subject (SL6 will be considered for ONE). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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