This programme is based in the European Institute and offers the following benefits:
* Philosophically and historically grounded, multi-disciplinary analysis of Europe as a world-historical social and cultural space.
* Teachers of academic distinction, with experience of policy making in Europe.
* A seminar on contemporary issues with distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and policy makers (unexamined).
* Students from our programmes are actively head hunted by companies and international organisations working in the region.
* Former graduates on our programmes pursue successful careers in politics, journalism, diplomacy, business and in international financial institutions.
In the degree students will explore the increasingly important public debate on the meaning and limits of 'Europe'; the relationship between civil society and the state in Europe; the relevance of a transnational sociology; the domestic impact of the European Union for citizenship and identity; and the cultural and policy implications of national and ethnic diversity and migration.
(* half unit)
* The Idea of Europe*
* Democracy, Ideology and the European State* or Identity, Community and the 'Problem of Minorities'*
Choose a total of two full units from:
* Europeanisation: The Comparative Politics of Domestic Change*
* Europe Beyond Modernity*
* Political and Fiscal Integration and Disintegration in EU Member States*
* European Models of Capitalism*
* Partisanship in Europe*
* Democracy, Ideology and the European State*
* Identity, Community and the 'Problem of Minorities'*
* European Society and Politics Beyond the Nation State*
* European Integration in the Twentieth Century
* Minorities and Migration in Europe*
* Ethnic Diversity and International Society*
* European Union Law and Government*
* Policy-Making in the European Union*
* Government and Politics in Eastern Europe*
* Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Citizenship*
* Citizens' Political Behaviour in Europe: Elections, Public Opinion, and Identities*
* Public Policy Responses to International Migration*
* The Economics of European Social Policy*
* Interest Representation and Economic Policy-Making in Europe*
* Greece and the European Union*
* Economic and Social Policy in Mediterranean Europe*
* The Political Economy of Southeast Europe*
* Turkey: Political Economy and European Integration*
* Greece and Southeast Europe: Government, Economy and Foreign Policy*
* Economic History of Southeastern Europe and the Middle East, 1820-1970*
* The Second Europe*
* 20th-Century European Liberal Thought*
* Kant's Political Philosophy*
* The European Enlightenment, c1680-1830
* Scientific Revolutions: Philosophical and Historical Issues
* European Human Rights Law*
* Justice, Liberty and Security in the European Union*
* The Philosophy of Europe*
* Philosophy of the Social Sciences
* Philosophy of Economics
* The Political Theory of Jurgen Habermas*
* The West: Identity and Interests*
* An outside option (with permission)
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Fee reductions and rewards
LSE undergraduates starting taught postgraduate study at the School are eligible for a fee reduction in the region of ten per cent of the fee. These reductions are available for UK, EU and non-EU students. The School offers a range of rewards for early payment of fees for all self-financed students.
Scholarships for study at LSE
LSE makes available over £12 million annually in financial support for its students via a range of scholarships, bursaries and award schemes, details of which can be found on these pages. LSE's world class programmes attract a consistently high calibre of applicants, many of whom seek financial support from the School, so there is always much competition for our awards. Securing the necessary funds to attend LSE can be a difficult and time consuming process so you should start to think about it as early as possible. Please be aware that the School will be unable to offer you any financial assistance if you knowingly register under funded. The relevant link on the left will take you to the awards available for your chosen level of study.
The School would like to thank the many donors who have contributed to the New Futures Fund, which provides funds for a number of discretionary scholarships.
Diploma, LLM, MA, MSc and MSc (Research) programmes
There are a range of awards available for study at this level. Approximately 19% of taught masters offer holders are successful in obtaining some form of financial support from the School. The value of support ranges in value from 10% of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.
Graduate Support Scheme
LSE's major financial support scheme for study at taught masters level is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time) or the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management. Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme. The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have sufficient funds to meet all their costs of study. GSS awards range in value from £3,000 to a maximum of £10,000, and have an average value of £6,000. Application to the Graduate Support Scheme is via the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form. This form will be made available to you once you have submitted an application for admission to the School. The form will then be available until 27 April 2011.
If you complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form, and are made an offer of admission by 27 April 2011, you will also be automatically considered for any other awards being offered by LSE, for which you are eligible, with the exception of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding where there are separate, department led processes in place. AHRC and ESRC funding is relevant to Home UK and Home EU applicants only, and there are also subject restrictions in place. We offer a range of awards based on different criteria such as a specific programme of study, nationality, or country of permanent domicile. In addition, a number of external organisations offer funding to support postgraduate study. We recommend that applicants follow up as many avenues as possible to find funding. Please be aware that if you accept funding from an external source, it is your responsibility to check the terms of the award. Some awards are accompanied by specific terms and conditions which you should be sure you able to meet before accepting the award. Information about other Awards offered by LSE or external organisations. Please take some time to look at all the other awards available to support your study at LSE. The details of these awards are updated each October, but new LSE awards may become available during the course of the admissions cycle. We will only write to successful applicants for these awards. Selection for these awards will take place between May and July 2011 and all successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2011.