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The inter-university master's degree in EconomicHistory is a research-oriented program designed to produce researchers capable of examining, understanding and solving problems related to the economicdevelopment of societies by analyzing important events and trends in economichistory.
The program also aims to provide students with the necessary skills to generate knowledge in the areas of economichistory and long-term economic development.
Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of advanced theoretical and empirical techniques in economicanalysis and the historical perspective required to examine, analyze and solve problems related to theeconomic development of societies.
The inter-university masters degree in Economic History has a length of one academic year.
During the first semester, students must take 30 credits corresponding to the three mandatory academic modules:
* Development and economic growth: Theory and history
* Development from a historical perspective: Economic sectors and factors markets
* Determinants of development
During the second semester, students must take 30 credits directly related to the research pathway of the masters degree. These must include at least 10 credits of the 20 available for the module focusing on the specific lines of research to which the program is linked. The module contains a group of course units designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the specific knowledge areas in each line of research.
Students will also have a study load equivalent to 20 ECTS credits for methodological work and a research assignment. These credits will be awarded for the student participation in a methodology seminar and for the work carried out in the preparation and implementation of an original research assignment.
Part-time students have to register their research work during the second year of the Master.
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