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LSE-PKU Double MSc Degree in International Affairs

Course Description

About the MSc programme

Organised jointly by LSE and Peking University, this double MSc degree offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate students and young professionals. The first year is spent at the School of International Studies at Peking University, studying the international relations of China and the Asia Pacific region. The second year is spent at LSE, studying the theory and history of global international relations. It offers the following benefits:

Gaining an insight into international affairs through studying at the best universities in the social sciences in China and in Europe.
While at LSE, courses in the Departments of International Relations and International History.
Combining an empirical and a theoretical approach to contemporary international affairs.
Engaging at an advanced level with the latest academic research and undertaking your own research-based term work and dissertation.

Graduate destinations

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

Visit the LSE-PKU Double MSc Degree in International Affairs page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Azim Lila

Having access to a breadth and depth of archival information makes studying at LSE a great experience in itself. This is my personal experience after having completed two master's degrees previously. The first year of this programme is spent in Beijing and this, in combination with my second year at LSE, has proved to be an experience offering very broad insight. I am constantly delighted by the balance between practice and theory on various foreign affairs and issues of the past and present. There was also a great balance between learning about Asia from within and about theory from LSE. Having joined the Business Society, I am on the way to taking a trip to New York and meeting past alumni as well as current students. Getting involved with a society exposes you to all sorts of people and plugs you into networks that you had never imagined. After I complete the MSc in International Affairs I will be writing my foreign service exams in Canada. I dream of becoming an ambassador to Canada one day.


Graduate Support Scheme - 20+ Awards

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

Application Procedure

If you are an applicant to one of the double degree programmes, you are eligible to apply to the Graduate Support Scheme but you will need to apply, once accepted as a student, during your first year (whilst at LSE's partner institution), and not prior to beginning the programme as a whole.

We will contact you to invite you to apply whilst you are in your first year of study.

Please note that LSE expects all students who register on a programme of study, regardless of its duration or whether one or more years takes place at a partner institution, to register with sufficient funds for the duration of their programme. Since there is no guarantee of receiving funding from the Graduate Support Scheme for the second year of your programme, it is important that you consider alternative options to ensure you can finance two years of study.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent in any discipline. English standard level.

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