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Economic & Social History 3: Research Methods in Economic and Social History B ESH3002

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Part of a suite of three courses aimed primarily at students taking the non-Honours MA

in Social Sciences.


To be arranged.

Requirements of Entry

40 credits of Level 2 Economic & Social History.


ESH3001 Research Methods in Economic and Social History A

ESH3003 Studies in Economic and Social History


One 3,000-word project (100%)

Course Aims

To develop basic skills in source criticism, some quantitative methods, and rudimentary historical computing.

To develop some skills in oral presentation.

To introduce students to groupwork.

To develop transferable and other skills associated with the University's Employability strategy.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

■ contribute constructively and actively to the production of a group project

■ demonstrate skills in historical computing and its application to a topic set by the tutor

■ show some competence in presentation skills

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

To submit formative and summative coursework by due deadlines. 
Minimum standard of G.