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MA Global Studies: A European Perspective

About the MA programme

This is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme. It is offered by a consortium of five European universities: University of Leipzig, University of Vienna, University of Wroclaw, University of Roskilde and LSE, where it is based in the Department of Economic History.

This wide-ranging academic programme combines global history, international studies, area studies, and social science approaches to the study of globalisation processes. You will spend one of the two years of the programme at one of the partner institutes.

Courses consider the origin and outcomes of distinct patterns of economic growth in various time and parts of the world. The programme also seeks to explain how and when some economies diverged from the path taken by industrialising and industrialised countries, while the growth performance of others was more erratic, and why problems of poverty, inequality, instability and violence still characterise large parts of the world.

Programme details

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: 21 September 2017 if you choose to study your first year at LSE

Duration: 24 months full-time only

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science or humanities, plus basic knowledge of German (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level:  2017 entry at LSE: UK/EU £13,008 (provisional EU); overseas £20,112: 2018 entry at LSE; UK/EU £13,536 (provisional EU; overseas £20,904

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support). 

Application deadline: Early 2017 for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applicants, 31 May 2017 for all others