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MPhil/PhD in European Studies

Admissions for the MPhil/PhD programme in European Studies at the LSE's European Institute for 2014/15 entry open on Monday 14 October.

Applicants wishing to be considered for financial awards or scholarships, are highly encouraged to apply as early as possible and no later than 10 January 2014 (although later applications may also be considered).

The available financial awards/scholarships that applicants may be eligible for are: LSE PhD scholarship and ESRC (please see here| for more details). In addition, for the first time for the 2014/15 entry, a new Hellenic Observatory 4-year PhD scholarship on contemporary Greece is available. Please see here| for more details.

The MPhil/PhD in European Studies welcomes applications for multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research on Europe in the following areas:

• Governance and Democracy in Europe
• European Society
• Political Economy in Europe
• Europe beyond the EU 

You may like to consider the research areas of the current European Institute staff members|.

You may also like to know that:

• The European Institute’s doctoral places are highly competitive but up to five candidates may be fully funded.

• The five leading candidates will have significant funding opportunities: up to three successful candidates may be fully funded by LSE studentships while two will be eligible for substantial ESRC funding.

• You can pursue the doctorate in a wide variety of disciplines which include politics, law, economics, political economy, economic geography, philosophy and political sociology.

• You will have not one but two supervisors. There are over 100 academics across the LSE with a research interest in Europe.

• The LSE has won the UACES prize| for the best PhD in European Studies, arguably the most prestigious doctoral prize, four times.

• Our doctoral researchers have published articles in a wide variety of academic journals during their doctoral studies. In 2009, a European Institute doctoral researcher won, the joint prize for the best article by anybody in the Journal of Common Market Studies.

• You will be situated in a world class social science institution with outstanding academic facilities and a powerful public profile. The European Institute alone typically offers about eight seminar or lecture series a year amounting to about 120 events.