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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.

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MA Global Studies: A European Perspective in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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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: 22 September 2016 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 £12,504; overseas £19,344

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

Application deadline: Early 2016 for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applicants, 31 May 2016 for all others