Taught course

Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation focuses on the phenomenon of imperialism and a series of related issues including the notions of modernity, nationalism, race and gender, as well as globalisation.

The core course is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge of empires from the 14th century to the present day. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of specialist options from the Departments of International Development, Government, Economic History, International History, Geography, as well as the European Institute and Gender Institute.

You will engage at an advanced level with the latest academic research in the field, and undertake your own research-based term papers and third term dissertation.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £13,008
International students
Total: EU £13,008 Non EU £20,112

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613