Entry requirements

A taught master’s degree in related discipline with at least 67 overall and in the dissertation.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of international history. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The Department of International History at LSE is one of the UK's leading centres of historical research. With its emphasis on the international context of historical developments, it provides a supportive, but challenging environment for those individuals interested in undertaking a research project leading to a PhD in international history. The Department currently has about 20 faculty engaged in innovative research who are ideally placed to supervise research students on a wide range of subjects. The Department of International History at LSE can offer a comprehensive range of special areas for research, ranging from the early 16th century to the late 20th century.

Each year we receive a large number of applications from prospective PhD students from across the globe. The Department currently has around 45 graduate research students, from virtually every corner of the world, who provide a vibrant and friendly community at the heart of the PhD process. You will benefit from partaking in research training alongside your academic research, attending and participating in workshops and specialised research seminars, and from access to an unparalleled diversity of archival resources in London. You can draw on materials in Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Persian, in addition to the more common European languages. Our graduates teach in some of the best university departments in Britain and overseas, or work in the media, civil service or private and voluntary organisations.

In London you will find important archives and libraries for international history, such as the Public Record Office, the British Library, and the libraries of the specialised schools of the University of London, such as the Institute of Historical Research, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. The LSE Library is one of the leading collections of materials for social science research, with substantial holdings in most of the key European languages.

Information for international students

Please see the Research section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,195 p/a
International students
EU £4,195 p/a Non EU £17,208 p/a

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

MPhil

full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

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