From September 2006 students will be able to study for an MSc in international affairs jointly at LSE and at Peking University, China.
The new LSE-PKU Double Master's in International Affairs is a two year programme, set to commence in 2006-07. The first year of the programme will be based at the School of International Studies at Peking University, and the second year at LSE's Department of International Relations.
Students who successfully complete the programme will graduate with two master's degrees, one from each university. The courses in London will be taught in English, while those in Beijing will be taught in Chinese and English, giving students a choice of language for their study.
During a visit to Beijing this autumn, LSE deputy director for external relations Professor Sarah Worthington met with her counterpart Professor Lin Jian Hua, Peking University's vice president, at the double degree's formal launch.
Professor Worthington said: 'The launch of this double degree marks a further step in the developing relationship between the LSE and Peking University. The two universities already have faculty exchanges, specialised joint seminar series, and a successful LSE-PKU Summer School. This new degree programme is a special initiative designed to give both universities an opportunity to educate a new generation of leaders in international affairs. The academic partnership will give students greater exposure to a wide range of thinking on the most challenging global issues, and greater access to a variety of intellectual resources and academic excellence.'
For more about applying to the programme, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CWSC/research/lse_peking_msc.htm
LSE has around 440 students from China studying in London at present, on undergraduate and graduate programmes.
LSE's Asia Research Centre coordinates many research projects and activities in connection with China, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/asiaResearchCentre/
In Summer 2005, LSE and Peking University organised a Summer School programme, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/summerSchool/
5 October 2005