Taught course

LSE-Leipzig Double Degree in Global Studies and Economic History

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

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in social science or humanities. Excellent written and oral command of English and at least basic German knowledge.

Months of entry


Course content

About this double degree programme

This is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme offered by the University of Leipzig and LSE.

This is a wide-ranging academic programme which combines global economic history, international studies, area studies, and social science approaches to the study of globalisation processes. You will spend the first year of the programme at our partner institution. Students attending LSE follow the MSc in Global Economic History based in the Department of Economic History.

Courses consider the origin and outcomes of distinct patterns of economic growth in various times and parts of the world. The programme also seeks to explain the rise in international economic inequality since the nineteenth century, why the economic growth impulse in modern times was strong in some world regions and weaker in others, and why large parts of the world are still trapped in poverty, stagnation and instability.

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

Fees and funding


Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.


The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an application for a place – including all ancillary documents, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

Find out more about financial support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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