This programme explores the multifaceted opportunities and challenges globalisation brings to Europe. By situating Europe within a global context, you will study both the politics of culture and the culture of politics in Europe today, exploring how culture both structures conflicts and is used as a strategic tool to resolve them.
The programme will enable students with backgrounds in the social sciences or the humanities to engage with contemporary cultural conflicts in a multi- and inter-disciplinary way, using methods of investigation from international relations, political theory, sociology, anthropology, and media studies. You will be able choose optional courses from across different disciplines, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals.
It will provide you with a strong foundation for a variety of academic and non-academic careers, in the private or public sector at national, European, or global levels; foreign policy; journalism; education; working for activist organisations in the NGO sector; or working in specialised agencies concerned, for example, with migrants or minorities.
Former graduates pursue successful careers in politics, journalism, research, diplomacy, business and in international institutions and NGOs. Students from our programmes are actively head-hunted by international organisations working in the region.
I like the wide variety of courses from which one can pick and choose to tailor the programme to suit one's own interests and needs.
Whilst the academic record, world class researchers and lectures and the superb library at LSE were among the key determinants when I was choosing a university for my Master's, the type of people that LSE attracts was also a consideration. You can have the cleverest and most ground-breaking ideas in the world, but if there aren't people around you that you can discuss them with, and be challenged and supported by, there's not much to it.
I find the general atmosphere at LSE inspiring. In seminars, there's a real debate and discussion and when you see others working hard, it inspires you to try even harder, too. But it's not only the academic side of things, we have a very nice group of people in my MSc programme and we do lots of things together outside studying; weekly pub night on Wednesdays, almost every weekend somebody organises a party or a get-together etc.
I'm very grateful to those academics who despite their busy schedules have been happy to listen to my ideas and help develop them. As I am considering doing a PhD, this kind of informal interaction has certainly helped me.
2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline; English requirement: standard level
Recipient: London School of Economics and Political Science
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