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Study - info for prospective applicants, offer holders and current students

The International Relations Department runs a three-year undergraduate programme, an undergraduate General Course programme for students wishing to substitute a year at their home university for a year at LSE, six MSc programmes and a research programme for MPhil/PhD students. It is also involved in some joint degrees, which are administered by other LSE Departments.

The links below give access to degree regulations, FAQs, prospectuses and all other information needed for applying for these programmes. They also provide information for offer holders and current International Relations students about the International Relations Department's policies and procedures.

In 2014 the prestigious journal Foreign Policy compiled its Best International Relations Schools in the World in collaboration with the Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) survey.

The LSE was listed ninth for the 'Top Master's Program for Policy Career in International Relations'.

The LSE IR PhD programme was listed 13th for the 'Top PhD Program for Academic Career in International Relations'.

International Relations Degree Programmes

BSc International Relations 

General Course

MSc in International Relations/MSc in International Relations (Research)

MSc in International Political Economy/MSc in International Political Economy (Research)

Sciences Po-LSE Double Degree in Affaires Internationales and IR/IPE

MSc International Relations Theory

MPhil/PhD - research degrees in International Relations

Joint Degrees 

BSc International Relations and History

BSc Politics and International Relations

MSc Theory and History of International Relations

MSc EU Politics (formerly MSc Politics and Government in the European Union)

MSc Global Politics

LSE-Peking University Double MSc International Affairs

Other Degrees 

Master of International Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs

MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy

LSE Summer School (see also Summer School IR short courses)

LSE Executive Courses

LSE External Study

For further information about the application process for any of the above Master's degrees, and LSE Graduate School more generally, please go to the Graduate ProspectusOnline Graduate School Application is also available.