Taught course

Global Studies: A European Perspective

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Economic History

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Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in social science or humanities, plus basic knowledge of German.

English research level.

Months of entry


Course content

About this MA programme

This is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme offered by a consortium of five European universities: University of Leipzig, University of Vienna, University of Wroclaw, University of Roskilde and LSE.

This is a wide-ranging academic programme which combines global history, international studies, area studies, and social science approaches to the study of globalisation processes. You will spend one of the two years of the programme at one of the partner institutes.

Courses consider the origin and outcomes of distinct patterns of economic growth in various time and parts of the world. The programme also seeks to explain how and when some economies diverged from the path taken by industrialising and industrialised countries, while the growth performance of others was more erratic, and why problems of poverty, inequality, instability and violence still characterise large parts of the world.

You will study for two years, one year each at two of the partner institutes, and you will choose whether to spend your first or your second year at LSE.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

The year of this programme spent at LSE, is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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