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BSc Government and History


UCAS code: LV21 BSc/GovHis

Usual standard offer:
A level: grades A A A

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level

Other qualifications are considered

For further details see lse.ac.uk/ugAdmissionsCriteria|

Applications 2012:

First year students 2012:

This joint honours degree combines courses from the fields of government and history in approximately equal weighting. However, you will have a considerable amount of choice in how you balance your study and in the specific courses taken within each of the two fields.

The aim is to provide you with a good insight into the interaction between political ideas and institutions on the one hand, and historical developments on the other. The emphasis is largely, although by no means exclusively, on the modern period, and an optional element of economic history is included.

First year:

Second year:

  • Two history options (national or international)
  • Two government options
  • LSE100 (Michaelmas term only)

Third year:

  • One history option (document based)
  • One government option
  • Two government and/or history options (may include an outside option)

In their third year, students will get an opportunity to take more advanced courses in both political science and history. Students get the opportunity to choose from some courses which are taught in small group seminars. They also have the possibility to select a course assessed by a long essay in government.

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.