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The MSc Political Science and Political Economy provides a sound professional training in formal political science and in quantitative-oriented approaches to political economy.

You will acquire the knowledge and techniques to analyse political processes, institutional design and public policy making in liberal democracies.

The programme offers courses in political economy, elections, legislature, executive governments, public policy, development, and international political economy within the framework of a political science-oriented programme. This MSc will provide a set of skills which are highly sought after in public policy making, policy analysis, business, political consultancy and public affairs.

This programme is an excellent preparation for further research work (including a

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2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline. Applicants should have had previous exposure to key mathematical concepts or be willing to invest spare time to develop these skills.


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David Slattery

LSE is perhaps the most international university in the world and, in an organisation such as mine, you cannot survive with an insular focus. Internationalism is a trend that will increase in the future and there’s no better introduction to this world than LSE.

LSE teaches its students to consider problems in a thoughtful, disciplined and consolidated manner, which is essential when you are confronted with a previously unencountered situation. No degree can cover every circumstance but a top university provides the framework to consider problems in a way that delivers a constructive analysis. This is what LSE does.

LSE students have many available career options, including academia, consultancy, think tanks, national politics, Civil Service and diplomacy, as well as finance. The decision to go into banking was therefore not one that I took lightly. My decision was based on a combination of the training and learning opportunities that such a career would provide as well as the high calibre of students that entered the industry and the desire to prove to myself that I could emulate their achievements.



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