Entry requirements

2:1 in politics, history, international relations or similar disciplines.

International Relations; International Relations (Research).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc International Relations (Research) is designed as a preparation for research work and includes methodology courses. The MSc International Relations is an advanced, academic study of the subject. It is suitable if you plan to progress to a career that might have an international focus. Those intending to apply for ESRC funding should note that only the Research programme is eligible. It will not normally be possible to transfer from one programme to the other on arrival.Compulsory courses

Non-research track:

  • International Politics provides an historical and theoretical analysis of core concepts in international relations, of the normative and analytic issues involved, and of their relationship to the social sciences in general.
  • Dissertation.

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0) 20 7955 6613