Taught course

LSE-Columbia Double Degree in European Politics, Conflict and Culture

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · European Institute

Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent, preferably in a social science subject.

Months of entry


Course content

About the Double Degree

The European Politics, Conflict and Culture programme, leading to the MA in European History, Politics, and Society from Columbia and the MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe from LSE introduces students to some of the long-standing debates over the origin and dynamics of modern European politics, economies, societies, and cultures – and analyses how they inform our understanding of conflict in the global context.

Students will study the opportunities and challenges that globalisation brings to Europe as a political and cultural space, and critically examine Europe’s role as a global actor beyond its borders.

Students will acquire and develop rigorous research, policy-analysis, writing and presentation skills, whilst being trained to use methods of investigation from political science, international relations, history, sociology, philosophy, anthropology and media studies.

Students benefit from faculty mentorship and the distinctive theoretical, methodological, and empirical expertise of the affiliated faculty in the UK and the US. Students will have access to a vast offering of courses in social sciences and humanities in the European Institutes at both the LSE and at Columbia University.

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.

Funding at LSE

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

Course contact details

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