Taught course

History of International Relations

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline.

English higher level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MSc programme

The MSc History of International Relations is the Department of International History's most popular master’s programme and it is intended for those seeking for a taught graduate programme in history at its most international.

There is an emphasis on research-led teaching, and you will be taught by those at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

The programme caters for a wide variety of students, including those who have studied history at an undergraduate level and those who are making the transition from related subjects such as political science, modern languages, economics, law or journalism.

You will take at least two specialised history options, choosing from options that span the globe geographically and range chronologically from the Renaissance to the end of the Cold War (see potential pathway options below). Pathways are not prescriptive and are simply suggested as potential ways to help you focus your course choices, you can opt not to follow a pathway. You will also have the opportunity to take a relevant course offered by another LSE department, and to prepare a detailed, research-based 10,000 word dissertation.

Pathways include:

  1. War, Conflict and Peace
  2. The History of the Cold War
  3. The History of Europe
  4. The History of the Americas
  5. Transitions to Modernity
  6. Free Pathway Option

Department of International History

The Department of International History is one of the world's leading centres for historical study and research. History at the LSE is consistently ranked amongst the top ten in the QS World University Subject league tables, and in the top three in the UK and Europe. Our historians explore developments in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas making us an ideal place to study world history. We have experts on political, social, cultural, religious, intellectual, military, and transnational history.

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 and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
The Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613