The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a taught master’s degree (or equivalent), with a minimum of 65 per cent average (Merit or 2:1) and at least 70 (Distinction or a First) in the dissertation, in a related discipline.
Months of entry
About the MPhil/PhD prorgamme
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 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:
- Culture and society
- Political economy
- Politics and policy
The School has a long history of research expertise, having won the prestigious UACES doctoral prize for the best PhD in European Studies four times. You will benefit from access to outstanding academic facilities and have the added advantage of being situated in a world-class social science institution with a powerful public profile. The European Institute alone typically offers more than 50 public lectures or events per year.
The European Institute is one of the largest, if not the largest, centres for the study of European anywhere in the world.
The European Institute’s core work centres around three key areas: research, teaching and learning, and public events.
The work of the EI's faculty, research staff, and our highly active doctoral community focuses on our four key research themes: Political Economy, Politics & Policy, Culture & Society, and Migration.
One of the hallmarks of the European Institute is our strong external profile. We host dozens of events a year, with an outstanding cast list of high-level speakers from politics, public administration and EU institutions, including presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, finance ministers, distinguished scholars and influential commentators.
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.
LSE offers studentships to new PhD students in the form of LSE PhD Studentships, LSE ESRC Studentships, LAHP AHRC Studentships and LSE & III PhD Studentships on Analysing and Challenging Inequalities.
These awards are open to high calibre students of all nationalities studying across all research areas at the School.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36-48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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