Taught course

LSE-NUS Double Degree in Asian and International History

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

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

About the Double Degree programme:

This new and exciting two-year master’s program taught by the National University of Singapore and the London School of Economics is designed for students interested in studying Asia from an international perspective. It is also for those interested in decentring international history by studying it from an Asian perspective.

The core course during your first year at NUS will introduce you to a wide range of contemporary historical methods, focusing on major historians, current debates about historical practice, theoretical history and historical interpretation. This will be complemented by a choice of electives covering modern Southeast Asian, Singapore, modern East Asia, China, America and modern Europe as well as imperialism and empire, the Cold War, military history, cultural history, and oral history.

During your second year at the LSE you will be able to choose from a wide selection of International History courses ranging from the Ottoman Empire to twentieth-century Southeast Asia. Thematically, courses cover everything from war and peace to the history of race and gender. While you will have the option to study European, North American, South American, and African History, this degree allows you to centre your studies on Asian history in all its rich variety. These Asian history courses can be further complemented by specialist options on Asia from the Departments of Economic History, Government, Anthropology, and Geography.

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. The dissertation is one of the highlights of this degree, through which you pursue specialist research on a subject with an Asian focus.

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

Fees and funding


Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.


The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

Funding for the first year, at NUS

There is currently no funding available for the first year at NUS.

Funding for the second year, at LSE

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an application for a place – including all ancillary documents, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

Find out more about financial support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc Dual award
    full time
    22 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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