Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in social science, or in another field with relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

About the MSc programme

If you're looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of policy responses to immigration including migrant integration, the MSc International Migration and Public Policy programme is the perfect fit for you.

Our unique multidisciplinary approach to immigration will enable you to take a range of social science courses that will help you to see beyond the many myths and controversies that have developed in this highly contested area. By introducing you to material that is empirically rigorous, theoretically informed and comparatively oriented we will help you deepen your knowledge of this central aspect of globalization in the contemporary world. A major strength of the programme is a focus on policy responses to migration at national and international levels where supra-national organisations such as the European Union have a growing role.

You will also have the advantage of studying at an international campus in close proximity to national policy-makers and offices of international organisations, and will have the opportunity to attend and participate in the established public lecture and seminar series organised by the European Institute.

Join us and become part of a dynamic community of scholars, thinkers, and innovators who are shaping the future of global migration policy.

European Institute

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.

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
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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