This is a joint degree with the International Relations Department which allows you to sample courses in both departments. This gives you a chance to understand and appreciate both the theoretical and the empirical approach to the study of international relations.
The structure of the degree is intended to ensure a good balance between the two disciplines. You choose one broad course in each department, before using your third option to select one of the many highly specialised courses offered by the two Departments. You can specialise in a wide range of geographical regions or other aspects of international relations including world wars, East-West conflict, and European integration. You will then complete your degree by doing a history dissertation, which will give you the chance to conduct your own empirical research on a detailed historical case study.
The programme provides an excellent preparation for careers in business, consulting, government, international agencies, the media, politics and law, or for advanced academic research.
The School has a wide range of scholarships available for taught master's students coming to LSE from certain countries and regions of the world. Scholarships are available for LSE students from Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Award value varies
Country of domicile, consult LSE Financial Support Office for specific criteria.
Students must complete the Graduate Support Scheme online application form, which is available on the Graduate Admissions' web tracker system once you apply for admission.
You will be automatically considered for all the scholarships for which you are eligible by completing and submitting this application form. It is therefore only necessary to complete the application form once, regardless of how many awards you would like to be considered for.
Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is designed to help students who do not have the necessary funds to meet all their costs of study.The standard value of GSS awards ranges from £3,000 to £10,000, depending on financial need.In 2010, we offered 9.2% of applicants an award from the Graduate Support Scheme.The intention of the Graduate Support Scheme is to support students who would otherwise struggle to come to LSE for financial reasons. The numbers of applicants in this category vary from year to year; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible because funds are limited. Your financial information will not be considered as part of your application for a place at the School.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£3,000 - £10,000
The Graduate Support Scheme is open to all applicants
Once you have applied for admission, you can access the Graduate Support Scheme application form via Graduate Admissions' web tracker system.
We aim to notify you of the outcome of your application at the point of an offer of admission to the School being made. Please do not contact us before you receive a formal offer of admission. If you do not receive an offer of admission, the data you have submitted will be destroyed.
If you have submitted an application after receiving an offer of admission, then we aim to notify you of the outcome of your application within 4 weeks of submission. Please do not contact us if it is less than 4 weeks since you submitted your application.