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About the MSc programme

This programme gives you the chance to understand and appreciate both the theoretical and the empirical approach to the study of international relations.

This is a joint degree with the International Relations Department and based in the International History Department. It allows you to benefit from the expertise of two highly-rated Departments, sampling courses in both. You will therefore gain an understanding of both international relations theory, taught by leading experts in the field, and recent international history.

The structure of the degree is intended to ensure a good balance between international history and international relations. This means it is an excellent preparation for those contemplating further research in either area, as well as being accessible to those who are making the transition from related disciplines such as political science, modern languages, economics, law or journalism.

The programme provides you with the opportunity to specialise in a wide range of geographical regions or other aspects of international relations including world wars, East-West conflict, European integration, the role of political doctrines and ideologies, revolutions and national liberation struggles.

Graduate destinations

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

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme


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

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