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Economic History

New master's degree replacing the former program Economic History

Introduction

The master's degree in Economic History is a research-focused interuniversity master's degree taught by the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. It aims to prepare researchers capable of analysing, understanding and solving problems related to the economic development of societies from the analysis of historical economic facts. It aims to generate new knowledge pertaining to economic history and long-term economic development.
To achieve these general objectives, the master's degree offers students a broad understanding of advanced tools (theoretical and empirical) for economic analysis and the historical perspective necessary to understand, analyse and solve problems related to the economic development of societies.
As a general rule, teaching will be in Spanish. Students will also need a good level of English to take part in the range of planned teaching activities.
Teaching is carried out at the faculties of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Learning objectives

The master's degree in Economic History is a cross-disciplinary programme offering students advanced training in the skills, techniques and methodologies they will need to carry out research with a global perspective in the field of economic history. This programme provides advanced training in the analysis of historical-economic problems and aims to familiarize students with current practices in the study of economic history at the leading academic institutions in this field. Economic history is an inherently interdisciplinary field, with its unique position in related disciplines such as history, economics and the social sciences.

 



The advanced training that the master's degree provides is designed to give successful graduates the competence to:




  • conduct innovative research in areas of economic history;
  • carry out research and disseminate the results of international advances in the field of economic history, and
  • pursue further studies in economic history at doctoral level, acquiring the specialized research training to excel in the preparation of the doctoral thesis.

Basic Information

Interuniversity:
Yes
Main university:
  • Universitat Barcelona
Universities:
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60
Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit (65,87 euros for students who are not EU or China nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022.
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Economics and Business
Master's degree course homepage:
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