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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Houghton Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc International Political Economy (Research) offers a multidisciplinary perspective on international economic and power relations, essential to understanding an increasingly globalised world. The study of international political economy is the study of interactions between markets and politics; the influence of markets on politics and the influence of policy on markets. The Research stream in particular is designed as a preparation for future research work if you are entering the field from another related discipline, or if you wish to focus particularly on methodological training.

The core focus of the programme is international money and international finance, and there is a particular focus on the 2008 financial crisis, its causes and its consequences. Other central topics include international trade and investment, which looks at the drivers of market globalisation and factors which shape the flow of trade and investment, and the international political economy and the environment, specifically, what impedes a genuine agreement on climate change.

Alternatively, we offer the MSc International Political Economy programme, which has the same core course, International Political Economy, but does not entail a compulsory methodology course.

Teaching methods

LSE is internationally recognised for its teaching and research and therefore employs a rich variety of teaching staff with a range of experience and status. In the International Relations Department, courses at masters level will be taught by members of faculty, including LSE teaching fellows, assistant professors, associate professors and professors, as well as guest teachers and visiting members of staff who are experts in their field.

Assessment

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course and/or by final examination at the end of the course. You must also submit a 10,000-word dissertation at the end of the course.

Careers

The programme has provided excellent prospects for early-career graduates seeking entry to graduate programmes at top global firms, as well as for experienced graduates looking to reposition themselves for more senior roles. We have alumni in banking and financial journalism and in major consulting companies such as Ernst & Young, as well as in a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations throughout the world. A good number of our graduates also continue on to research degrees and the academic profession.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 26,232per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 80

    4th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    193 87%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    4th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    43rd

    31
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    172 83%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    42nd

    37

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