Taught course

International Political Economy

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

Entry requirements

2:1 in politics, economics, history, international relations or similar discipline

International Political Economy; International Political Economy (Research).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc International Political Economy is an advanced, academic study of the subject and would be suitable if you plan to progress to a career that might have an international focus. The MSc International Political Economy (Research) is designed as a preparation for future research work if you are entering the field from another related discipline, or if you wish to focus particularly on methodological training. It is not necessary to decide which programme you prefer until you submit your option choices in the Michaelmas term, normally in mid-October, unless you intend to apply for ESRC funding, in which case you will need to have decided to study the research programme and state this on your application form. If you do not apply for, or do not get, ESRC funding, it may be possible, depending on your choice of options, to change programmes up to the end of the first term of the course.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

ESRC (Research strand); LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
11 months
part time
23 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613