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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Houghton Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The PhD is an advanced research degree. You will begin on the MRes, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status. The main objective of this programme is the elaboration of a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of quantitative economic history. The Department is home to by far the largest group of researchers in economic history in the UK and one of the largest in the world. This is a pluralistic Department which encourages different approaches to the discipline: quantitative economic history; global history; history of economic thought; historical demography; historical economic geography; international economic history; business history; financial and monetary history; and social history. We also offer a wide chronological and geographical coverage of economic history, with specialists in almost every continent and any historical period from the medieval age onwards. For this reason, the Department is able to supervise a wide range of topics, in line with the research interests of the teaching staff.

We particularly value a comparative outlook on research, and the fruits of our research have been used by international agencies, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, government departments and local communities. Our faculty have included among their research commitments the editorship of The European Review of Economic History and Economic History of Developing Regions.

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Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on an academic career.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,136per year

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University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 80

    4th out of 90 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    193 87%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    4th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    43rd

    31
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    165 85%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    1st

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    72nd

    14

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