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MA Global Studies: A European Perspective

About the MA programme

This programme is based in the Department of Economic History and is an interdisciplinary, research-based master's programme offered by a consortium of five European universities: University of Leipzig, LSE, University of Vienna, University of Roskilde and University of Wroclaw. Combining approaches from global history and international studies, it also encompasses area studies, social sciences and other disciplines which contribute to a wide-ranging academic programme allowing different approaches to the study of globalisation processes.

The programme is aimed at students with a first degree in social sciences and humanities with an interest in issues of globalisation. Minimum entry requirements are a BA degree (or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution), sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the chosen field, excellent written and oral command of English and at least basic German knowledge.

Programme details

Students study for two years, one year each at two of the partner institutes, and applicants wishing to study at LSE for either their first or second year will be required to take the MSc Global History, based in the Department of Economic History.

Applications will be handled by the University of Leipzig and full details can be found at gesi.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/joint-projects/emgs

Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations.

The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.

Graduate destinations

Global Studies provides essential training for those who wish to develop professional research expertise in global history.  Graduates of the programme have gone on to study for a PhD, into jobs in international economic agencies and development, as well as journalism, economic consultancy and management and administration in the public and private sectors.

gesi.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/joint-projects/emgs; lse.ac.uk/economicHistory

Application code: Students apply through the University of Leipzig (check availability)

Start date: 24 September 2015 if you choose to study your first year at LSE

Duration: 24 months full-time only

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 in social science or humanities (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard, plus a basic knowledge of German (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £12,024; overseas £18,600

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Fees and financial support). 

Application deadline: Early 2015 for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applicants, 1 June 2015 for all others