Masters programmes

The Department of International History at LSE offers the following masters programmes:

Postgraduate Online Offer Holder Event (14 May 2024)

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MSc History of International Relations



This wide-ranging Masters programme is aimed at those looking for a taught graduate programme in history in an international context. It caters for a wide variety of students, including those who have studied history at an undergraduate level and those who are making the transition from related subjects such as political science, modern languages, economics, law or journalism.

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MSc Theory and History of International Relations



This is a joint degree with the International Relations Department which allows students to sample courses in both departments, giving them a chance to understand and appreciate the theoretical and the empirical approach to the study of international relations. The structure of the degree is intended to ensure a good balance between the two disciplines.

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MSc Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation



This Masters programme focuses on the phenomenon of imperialism and related issues, including technologies and ideologies of empire, notions of race, ethnicity and gender, economic development and underdevelopment, and trans-regional flows and interactions. Your core course is complemented by a range of specialist options. 

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MSc International and Asian History


MScIAH 1x1

This master's programme is designed for those who wish to study Asia in a regional perspective, from the 16th century onwards. Learn about individual countries in Asia, as well as global flows and interactions.

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MA Modern History


MA Modern History BW

Enabled by a research-oriented approach rooted in the humanities, this master's programme provides broad coverage of the origins, formation and reinvention of the modern world. This course will give students a firm grasp of the nature and genealogy of the modern world, and furnish secure foundations for more advanced research.

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LSE-Columbia University Double MSc in International and World History



This master’s programme at Columbia and LSE asks students to explore our world by studying the forces that have been remaking it: migration, trade, technological revolutions, epidemic disease, environmental change, wars and diplomacy. Working with preeminent historians in the field, students analyse large-scale historical processes, pursue empirical research, and produce their own comparative and cross-cultural histories.

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The priority deadline for applications is 16 January 2024.
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LSE-Peking University Double MSc in International Affairs



Offered jointly by LSE and Peking University, this innovative double MSc degree offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate students and young professionals to study the international relations of China and the Asia Pacific region, as well as the theory and history of global international relations.

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The deadline for applications is 20 March 2024.
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LSE-NUS Double MA in Asian and International History


LSE-NUS Asian and International History

 This new and exciting two-year master’s program taught by the National University of Singapore and the London School of Economics is designed for students interested in studying Asia from an international perspective. It is also for those interested in decentring international history by studying it from an Asian perspective.

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The deadline for applications is 15 March 2024.
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