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About the MSc programme

This is the Department’s most popular master’s programme and is intended for those seeking for a taught graduate programme in history at its most international.

There is an emphasis on research-led teaching, and you will be taught by those at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

The programme caters for a wide variety of students, including those who have studied history at an undergraduate level and those who are making the transition from related subjects such as political science, modern languages, economics, law or journalism.

You can choose to take courses within one of the following thematic pathways, or you can opt not to follow a pathway. Pathways are not prescriptive and are simply suggested as potential ways to help you focus your course choices.

Pathways include:

  1. War, Conflict and Peace
  2. The History of the Cold War
  3. The History of Europe
  4. The History of the Americas
  5. Transitions to Modernity
  6. Free Pathway Option

Graduate destinations

Students develop highly transferable skills valued by employers and go on to work in the foreign service, the EU, political think tanks, risk assessment, journalism or the NGO sector, or stay on to take a research degree.


Visit the MSc History of International Relations page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

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