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The IR department at LSE is one of the oldest in the world. Since its foundation over seventy-five years ago, it has gained a global reputation in the field of IR theory. The Department was awarded a rating of 'Excellent' (5) in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and achieved 22/24 in the most recent Quality Assurance Agency Teaching Assessment. Current professors in the department include Chris Brown, Barry Buzan, Christopher Coker, Michael Cox, Fred Halliday, Kim Hutchings and John Sidel, while the Department as a whole contains an unrivalled range in both explanatory and normative theory. Students will get the chance to work alongside leading figures in the discipline in tackling some of the world’s most important concerns.
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Developed for decision-makers, the executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy is designed to enhance strategic thinking and diplomatic negotiation skills. Read more
The MSc International Political Economy (Research) offers a multidisciplinary perspective on international economic and power relations, essential to understanding an increasingly globalised world. Read more
The MSc in International Political Economy (IPE) offers a multidisciplinary perspective on international economic and power relations, essential to understanding an increasingly globalised world. Read more
The programme offers a deeper exploration of the ways in which people think about international relations, how international relations are theorised and conceptualised, and why they act the way they do when conducting international relations as a field of practice. Read more
This is a double degree, combining one of Sciences Po's Affaires Internationales programmes with either LSE's MSc International Relations or MSc International Political Economy. Read more