Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline.

English higher level.

Months of entry


Course content

About this MSc programme

The MSc Global Politics is a leading, interdisciplinary programme on globalisation, global governance and global politics.

The MSc includes a compulsory course, The Politics of Globalisation, which offers a comprehensive overview of the changing structure of the global order, and the impact of various dimensions of globalisation on politics among and within countries. In addition, you will select options from over 50 courses related to specific policy areas, this includes global policy economy, gender politics, and global security and war, and various other aspects of global politics; and other options include focus on specific world regions. You will complete a 10,000 word dissertation on an approved topic of your choice.

This programme will be a good preparation for further research work, or for a career in education, the public services or the private sector at national, international or global levels.

Department of Government

This programme is based in the Department of Government, a world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government. It is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government. The Department produce influential research that has a global impact on policy. You will also be taught by the Departments of Government, International Relations and International Development, and the European Institute – it makes the most of the expertise of LSE staff at the cutting edge of debates about globalisation and global politics.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

This programme 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

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

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0) 207 955 6613