Taught course

International and World History (Double Degree)

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

Our world is more interconnected than ever. We call it globalisation, but without good histories to explain how we got here, we cannot begin to know where we are heading.

This master's programme at Columbia University and LSE asks you to explore our world by studying the forces that have been remaking it; migration, trade, technological revolutions, epidemic disease, environmental change, wars and diplomacy. Working with preeminent historians in the field, you will analyse large-scale historical processes, pursue empirical research and produce your own comparative and cross-cultural histories.

The further development of the study of international history in this broad sense depends on the internationalisation of the training and skills of the next generation of experts. This double degree draws on the faculties of two of the world's leading centres of international affairs, which have the expertise and commitment to provide the training and skills needed. It offers close contact in seminars and colloquia with mentors in different intellectual and cultural settings in two global cities. You will spend the first year at Columbia University, New York, and the second year at LSE in London.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please check the funding page at Columbia and at LSE.

Qualification and course duration


full time
11 months


full time
11 months

Further details of qualification

The two year programme will be taught in both London and New York, and will lead to successful students receiving a degree from both universities at the end of the period of study.

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613