2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc.
English higher level.
Months of entry
About this MSc programme
Comparative politics is the comparative study of political systems. The MSc Comparative Politics looks for sophisticated analytical answers to basic political questions: Why are some countries democratic while others are not? Why are some countries torn by ethnic conflict? Do constitutions matter?
The programme is methodologically eclectic yet rigorous, with an emphasis on historical approaches. It offers courses in the fields of democracy and democratisation, nationalism and ethnicity, comparative political economy and political institutions, popular politics, and politics of the developing world as well as a wide range of country- and area-specific options. Regional foci include Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, India, China and South-East Asia. You can choose a specialism allowing you to develop deeper expertise on any of these subject areas within comparative politics.
The programme is good preparation for further research work or for a career in media, political consultancy, international organisations, public administration or the private sector.
Department of Government
The Department of Government is a world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government. It is one of the largest political science departments in the UK, and covers almost all areas of politics. It is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government. Many faculty members have particular regional expertise on Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and/or Latin America. The Department produce influential research that has a global impact on policy.
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.
More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office