Since 2006, the LSE and its partner institution in France, Sciences Po (Paris), have offered a distinctive and prestigious European qualification, which plays to their strengths as the UK's and France's leading social science institutions: the Double Masters Degree Programme in European Studies. The double degree, which is based on reciprocal recognition of curricula and evaluation in the partner university, offers a rigorous and comprehensive training in European studies, with the opportunity of specialisation in the second year.
The double degree programme takes place over the course of two full academic years. The first year is spent in Paris at Sciences Po studying for the Master Affaires Européennes. The second year is spent in London at the LSE, studying one of the European Institute's programmes- either MSc Political Economy of Europe, MSc European Studies: Ideas and Identities or MSc Politics and Government in the European Union. The European Double Degree also gives students unique exposure to decision-makers and experts from the worlds of politics, media, business and academia. There is a core seminar exclusively for the LSE- Sciences Po Double Degree Master Students during their first year at Sciences Po.
At the end of two years of successful study, students will be awarded both the Master Affaires Européennes from Sciences Po and either the MSc Political Economy of Europe or the MSc European Studies: Ideas and Identities or the MSc Politics and Government in the European Union from LSE.
More information on the Double Degree can be viewed on the LSE's online Graduate Prospectus
For over one hundred years, Sciences Po has been training some of the best young minds of France and Europe for leadership roles in both public and private sectors. As one of Europe's most prestigious universities, Sciences Po prepares its students for careers in international business, multilateral organisations, national ministries and agencies, consultancy, academic, non-governmental organisations and the media.
Students are drawn to Sciences Po for its commitment to understanding the contemporary world through a rigorous, multi-disciplinary grounding in the social sciences. A steadily increasing number of its students- some 25% of the total- are drawn from abroad. For international students, Sciences Po offers the opportunity of solid training in contemporary history coupled with a comprehensive and integrated core curriculum. They also benefit from Sciences Po's famous 'method-training' seminars, and from other innovative and practice-orientated features of its pedagogical approach.
Sciences Po's promotional literature on the Double Degree can be viewed here