Entry requirements

Taught master’s degree, with a minimum of 65 per cent average and at least 70 in dissertation, in a related discipline.

English research level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MPhil/PhD programme

For those of you with a passion for research, the European Institute offer supervision and a wealth of expertise o The programme offers you the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the study of contemporary Europe. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

The MPhil/PhD in European Studies welcomes applications for multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research on Europe in the following areas:

  • governance and democracy in Europe
  • European society
  • political economy in Europe
  • Europe beyond the EU

European Institute

The LSE's European Institute is a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. The Institute's disciplinary range is unrivalled: with academic staff and distinguished visiting scholars drawn from the fields of politics, economics, geography, history, political economy, law, philosophy, sociology and international relations.

The Institute offers a vibrant research climate. It hosts a number of research units: The Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies; The Catalan Observatory; The Forum for European Philosophy; The Hellenic Observatory; and LSEE (LSE Research on South East Europe). It also runs ten different seminar series, including a lunchtime seminar series dedicated just to doctoral research. There are over 35 doctoral students. Students supervised by European Institute staff have won the UACES prize for best doctoral thesis three times.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every research student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.

This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

MPhil

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

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