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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Politics & Government

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    24 months full-time only. The first 12 months are spent in Beijing, the second 12 at LSE

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Last Updated

    06 November 2018

Course content

About the MSc programme

This Double MSc in International Affairs is organised jointly by LSE and Peking University (PKU), it offers an outstanding opportunity to study the international relations of China and the Asia Pacific region, as well as the theory and history of global international relations.

This programme will be ideal for graduate students and young professionals. You will spend your first year at the School of International Studies at Peking University, and the second year at LSE. It will allow you to:

  • experience a full academic programme in both China and Europe
  • take courses in both the Department of International Relations and International History at LSE
  • combine an empirical and a theoretical approach to contemporary international affairs
  • study in small seminar groups of no more than 15 students
  • engage at an advanced level with the latest academic research and undertake your own research-based term work and dissertations

The programme combines an empirical and theoretical approach to public policy and administration.

The first year is spent at Peking University, with a focus on public policy and administration in China and the Asia Pacific region. The second year is spent at LSE includes a range of compulsory and optional courses, as well as completing a research-based dissertation. The courses in London will be taught in English, while those in Beijing will be taught in Chinese or English, giving students a choice about which language they want to use for their studies.

This programme is jointly offered by Peking University, and LSE's Department of International History. The Department is one of the world's leading centres for historical study and research. History at the LSE is consistently ranked amongst the top ten in the QS World University Subject league tables, and in the top three in the UK and Europe. Our historians explore developments in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas making us an ideal place to study world history. We have experts on political, social, cultural, religious, intellectual, military, and transnational history.

Once you successfully complete your studies at both institutions, you will be conferred Master Degree of Law and Master Degree of Sciences by PKU and LSE respectively.

Applications

All applicants apply via LSE. This includes applicants from the People’s Republic of China, and areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and PKU students.

Graduate destinations

The programme provides an excellent preparation for careers in academia, business or consulting, government or international agencies, the media, politics and law.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme


Visit the LSE - PKU Double MSc Degree in International Affairs page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

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