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About the MA programme

This is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme offered by a consortium of five European universities: University of Leipzig, University of Ghent, University of Vienna, University of Wroclaw, University of Roskilde and LSE.

This is a wide-ranging academic programme which combines global history, international studies, area studies, and social science approaches to the study of globalisation processes. You will spend one of the two years of the programme at one of the partner institutes.

Courses consider the origin and outcomes of distinct patterns of economic growth in various time and parts of the world. The programme also seeks to explain how and when some economies diverged from the path taken by industrialising and industrialised countries, while the growth performance of others was more erratic, and why problems of poverty, inequality, instability and violence still characterise large parts of the world.

You will study for two years, one year each at two of the partner institutes, and you will choose whether to spend your first or your second year at LSE. The year of this programme at LSE, you will be eligible for needs-based awards from the LSE, this includes the Graduate Support Scheme.

Applications will be handled by the University of Leipzig and full details can be found at on their website.

Further information on this programme can be found here.


Global Studies provides essential training for those who wish to develop professional research expertise in global history. Graduates of the programme have gone on to study for a PhD, into jobs in international economic agencies and development, and into journalism, economic consultancy and management and administration in the public and private sectors.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Visit the MA Global Studies: A European Perspective page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!





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