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Opportunities to link your LSE master's degree with study abroad

As well as the joint and double degree programmes that LSE offers, you may also have the opportunity to link your LSE Master's degree with graduate studies at another institution. These schemes typically involve the studying of two separate, existing programmes, which when combined together, allow the student to obtain both qualifications in a shorter period.

LSE Master's / HEC MBA scheme

This scheme offers students the opportunity to study an MBA at the HEC School of Management in Paris in the reduced time frame of 12 months (usually 15 months) when combined with any Master's degree at LSE. The programme is designed to train leaders from international careers in both the private and public sectors. It brings together the contemporary subject areas of social sciences and management studies in order to provide participants with a global perspective and the contemporary techniques which will help their organisation to compete effectively and flourish in a complex and ever evolving international setting.

The application process to each institution and degree is independent. Moreover, acceptance into one institution does not in any way guarantee entry into the other. The scheme allows applicants to study the HEC MBA or LSE Master's in either order. However, applicants can only apply to the second programme once they have commenced studying for the first. For entry to LSE Master's programmes, the standard application process and entry requirements apply. All accepted students will follow a standard Master's programme at LSE and will be awarded the corresponding LSE Master's degree upon successful completion. For information on the HEC MBA, including application details, please visit www.mba.hec.edu.

LSE Master's / Master of International Studies at George Washington University

LSE Master's graduates (who have completed within the last three years) are eligible to study the Master of International Studies (MIS) degree at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in the shortened time frame of one year (usually two years) after their LSE Master's. The MIS is a unique programme open to students and recent alumni from a select number of institutions around the world, including LSE. Whether your interests are in global trade, the developing world, international public health, security and conflict resolution, or other global and regional issues, the MIS programme prepares students for careers in diplomacy, public service, international and non-governmental organisations. For information, please visit elliott.gwu.edu/international-studies-masters.

CEMS Master's in International Management

LSE students on the 24-month Master's in Management programme can apply to do an optional term abroad at a CEMS partner school. CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders. The CEMS academic and corporate members work collectively to develop knowledge and provide education that is essential in the multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world. In addition to completion of academic studies on the LSE programme, CEMS students must also participate in further compulsory components, including proficiency in two foreign languages, in order to obtain the Financial Times top-ranked CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) degree. For more information on the CEMS option, including how to apply, please see Department of Management.

MSc International Management (IMEX)

LSE students on the 12-month MSc International Management (IMEX) programme have the opportunity to spend a period of study abroad by way of reciprocal exchange programmes with five top business schools in the United States and one in China, namely: Booth School of Management (Chicago), Fuqua School of Business (Duke), Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern), Stephen M Ross School of Business (Michigan University), School of Management (Yale) and Guanghua School of Management (Peking University). Students spend the Lent term abroad and take courses from MBA programmes. For more information, please see Department of Management.

LSE LLM / JD (Columbia)

This scheme consists of two years of study on a JD (Juris Doctor) programme at the  Columbia University Law School followed by one year of study on the LLM (Master's of Law) at LSE. The exchange scheme is only open to JD (Juris Doctor) students already registered at Columbia. Upon the successful completion of the three years of study, participants will receive a JD from Columbia and an LLM from LSE.