Taught course

LSE-Fudan Double Degree in the Global Political Economy of China and Europe

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

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in a social science subject. Visit our website for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

About the Double Degree

Fudan University and LSE are pleased to offer this joint programme in Global Political Economy of China and Europe. The programme will provide students with a multi-disciplinary analysis of key political and economic processes and problems in Europe and in China, considering them within a global context.

Your first year is spent in the European Institute at LSE, where you will study Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Fudan); your second year will be at Fudan University in Shanghai, where you will study Master of Management Science in Public Policy. This select programme is delivered by world-leading experts in the fields of political economy and public policy.

The programme is conducted entirely in English, though students will be expected to gain knowledge in Chinese at Fudan University.

In the first year at the LSE the curriculum comprises core courses on the foundations of political economy and specialist courses on a wide range of relevant themes. The latter include monetary integration, welfare states, labour markets, finance, inequality, varieties of capitalism, migration, European policymaking and governance, and global trade governance. A further distinctive feature of the programme is its Policy Incubator which replaces the traditional dissertation. The European Institute also offers a vibrant programme of events, including guest lectures by leaders from business, politics and European civil society.

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.

The second year of this programme, spent at Fudan University, may be eligible for financial aid from Fudan University and/or the Chinese government.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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