Economic and Social History

The Economic and Social History Pathway is one of the strongest concentrations of historical researchers in the UK. We aim to produce the next generation of methodologically-sophisticated historians who will be outward-looking and possess high-level skills in the applicability of social science methods in historical research.  The pathway is committed to developing innovative and interdisciplinary research among a diverse body of postgraduate students. We offer supervision and training ranging from quantitative economic and business history to digital history and qualitative  socio-cultural history. Specialist core training allows our students to acquire skills in methodologies tailored to their own programme of research. Students join thriving and diverse research cultures; our departments have an outstanding track-record of research funding and outputs in economic and social history. Expertise ranges across the British Isles and Continental Europe to the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Prestigious international links are embedded into our doctoral programme. We promote knowledge exchange and public engagement by collaborating with a range of Non-HEI partners through our successful CASE studentships and support postdoctoral work for outstanding graduates.

Programmes eligible for NWSSDTP funding

N.B. Master’s programmes can only be funded as part of a 1+3/2+2 Studentship

Keele University

Lancaster University

University of Liverpool

University of Manchester

For information on how to apply for funding, please visit our How to Apply page.

Pathway Representatives

Contact details for Economic and Social History Pathway Representatives at each institution can be found here

Current Economic and Social History NWSSDTP students


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