Atlantic Residential Fellowships

The Residential Atlantic Fellows will study for one year MSc Inequalities and Social Science.

This course will help to build an interdisciplinary understanding of inequalities, bringing in modules from many different departments across the university. The programme will enable Fellows to develop theoretical awarness of different conceptions of the meaning of inequality and its various dimensions in a fully international context.

Residential Fellows will be expected to complete a dissertation project, as with the standard requirements of the MSc course. The course runs from September each year and lasts for 12 months.

Please note that applicants for the Residential Atlantic Fellowship must also apply for the MSc Inequalities and Social Science. Details on how to apply can be found on the LSE Graduate Admissions pages.

If you have any queries about your eligibility, including questions about your academic qualifications, please contact

There is a £65 application processing fee charge for all applicants to LSE degree programmes. You can apply for your application fee to be waived by the Graduate Admissions department, depending on your circumstances.

For advice on visa requirements for the Residential Atlantic Fellows, applicants may contact the LSE International Student Visa Advice Team.

The structure of the Fellowship

The Residential Atlantic Fellows will focus on completing the MSc Inequalities and Social Science, though they will also be expected to be involved in the wider network of Fellows, with a number of events and activities which are unique to the Atlantic Fellows programme.

All Fellows will be invited to attend the International Inequalities Institute Annual Conference at the start and the end of their Fellowship. Fellows will meet other years' cohorts of Fellows and to present their work.

Residential Atlantic Fellows will also be encouraged to take part in elements of the Non-Residential Atlantic Fellows’ short courses throughout the year, as well as connecting with the Visiting Atlantic Fellows wherever possible. These networking sessions will not only build a closer network of dedicated scholars but also contribute to widening the reach of ongoing research activities.

Furthermore, after the completion of their studies and project work, all Fellows will also become part of a global community of Fellows. They will be expected to remain an active part of this ongoing network, attending future events and working with future Fellows to continue the discourse and provide opportunities explore new and unique angles in the ongoing development of the challenge against inequalities.

They will also be a part of a greater network of Fellows from the various Atlantic Fellows programmes operating across the world. More information about the groups can be found on the relevant section of this site, or on the external Atlantic Fellows site.

All Fellows will receive dedicated academic mentorship alongside their studies.

Financial support

Fellows will receive an annual stipend to cover living costs.

In addition, all course fees and any reasonable travel costs will be covered by the Fellowship, including any necessary travel for the Annual Conferences.


All applicants must meet the entry requirements of the MSc course:

  • Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science background and/or work experience in the social policy field advantageous but not essential (see entry requirements)
  • English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)
  • GRE/GMAT requirement: None

The Atlantic Fellows programme is seeking to attract applications from those with practical experience of tackling inequalities, such as activists, advocates, policy makers and practitioners. Applicants should be able to show a dedication to this work.

Ideally applicants would have around 7-10 years of experience in tackling inequalities, however we would encourage applications from all interested parties regardless of the amount of their experience.

In line with the requirements of the MSc Inequalities and Social Science, applicants should have achieved a 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science background and/or work experience in the social policy field advantageous but not essential (see entry requirements).

Applicants may come from all regions of the world.

Applicants would ideally not have had access to a Fellowship of this kind previously. 

You will be committed to expanding your understanding of how to challenge inequality, and you will want to work with like-minded Fellows, teachers and mentors to enhance your knowledge and boost your confidence and skills.

Application process

Applications will open in early October. A link will be provided to the online application form once the applications process has officially opened.

Applicants must also submit a separate application to the MSc Inequalities and Social Science through the LSE online application portal. All applicants are responsible for their application to the MSc, if they are not accepted onto the course in time their application for the Fellowship will be withdrawn.


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