Applications are invited for the Master's programme in Global History, beginning in late September 2000, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This 12-month programme (24-month part time) was launched in 2000. It is intended for graduates in history and related disciplines including politics, economics and sociology (prior knowledge of economic theory is not essential). The main requirements are a good first degree and a desire to explore change in global perspective and over the long term. To achieve coherence and rigour the programme is specifically focussed on economic change considered in its social and political contexts. All component courses were designed specifically for the programme, which is taught in the Department of Economic History. The programme is a response to the maturation of global history as a field; to the contribution of economic-history, social-science based, approaches to the framing and content of the field; and to the increasing involvement of members of the department in this area. The teachers most involved in the programme are Gareth Austin, Dudley Baines, Nicholas Crafts, Kent Gang Deng, Stephan R. Epstein, Janet Hunter, Paul Johnson, Patrick O'Brien and Max-Stephan Schulze. The department achieved the highest possible ratings in the most recent official UK assessments of university research and teaching.
Application deadline: 01 March 2001
Economic change in global history: approaches and analysis (half-unit induction course)
Pre-modern paths of growth: East and West compared, 1000-1800
The development and integration of the world economy in the 19th and 20th centuries
One of the following half-unit options:*
a) Scientific, technical and useful knowledge from Song China to the Industrial Revolution
b) Shipping and sea power in Asian waters, c.1600-1860
c) The economic history of a continental empire: the Hapsburg monarchy, 1700-1914
d) Gender, work and industrialization
e) International economic institutions since World War I
f) The globalization of social risk and social security since 1850
*Availability of any one half-unit option in a given year is subject to student demand and faculty leave.
Dissertation in global history (10,000 words)
For further details, please visit the website linked below.
Graduate Admissions Office
London School of Economics
London WC2A 2AE
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