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MPhil/PhD Programme

Research Programmes

The European Institute offers research students the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of work worthy of publication, and which makes an original contribution to the study of contemporary Europe.

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Find out more about the PhD Programme at the LSE European Institute


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MPhil/PhD European Studies

Students specialise in one of the subfields of Political Economy; Politics and Policy; Culture and Society; and Migration.

The MPhil/PhD in European Studies welcomes applications for multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research on Europe. Students begin on the MPhil, and are upgraded to PhD status once the requirements are met. The closeness of the research student community, which meets weekly to discuss students’ projects, and the close involvement of the faculty, make the European Institute a very special place to learn the craft of academic research.

View the programme regulations.

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Click here for the 2023 PhD Info Session recording.


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Visiting Research Student in European Studies

The EI welcomes research students from other universities to spend between one term and one year at LSE as a Visiting Research Student. 


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