Certain substantive changes will be listed on theupdated graduate course and programme information page. Students have access to an excellent library and extensive computing facilities. In addition, postgraduate research students have their own designated room with 12 computer terminals. This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised. Language Centre– the Centre specialises in offering language courses targeted to the needs of students and practitioners in the social sciences.

The Centre for Critical Thought is an exciting multidisciplinary initiative across both the Social Sciences and Humanities Faculties, co-ordinated by staff in Politics and International Relations, Law and Italian Studies. It enables staff and students interested in cutting-edge critical thought to discuss their work together and to explore the insights of interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition, it serves as a forum for distinguished lectures, seminars and an annual workshop. The Annual Kent Lecture in Political and Social Thought is the headline lecture series and recent speakers have included Professor Bernard Stiegler, Professor Chantal Mouffe and Professor William Outhwaite. All students interested in contemporary critical thought are encouraged to become members while at Kent.

Methods School

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas. For this programme, the tuition fee is the same for all students regardless of their fee status. However any financial support you are eligible for will depend on whether you are classified as a home or overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education. We are the leading scholarly society concerned with the research and teaching of political science in Europe, headquartered in the UK with a global membership.

  • Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
  • We recommend the MSc to applicants who have already received basic statistical training in their undergraduate course.
  • This varies depending on the programme, but requires you to manage the majority of your study time yourself, by engaging in activities such as reading, note-taking, thinking and research.
  • Within your programme you will take a number of courses, often including half unit courses and full unit courses.
  • If you choose not to specialise, you will take courses from any of the specialisms, or from an approved list.
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Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account. This MSc focuses on the design, creation, and operation of democratic institutions. Students gain understanding of when a given set of institutes are appropriate for a society and what will make them function, and how scholars have thought about these matters, applying theory to examples of institution-building and design. Webinars, videos, student blogs and student video diaries will help you gain an insight into what it’s like to study at LSE for those that aren’t able to make it to our campus.Experience LSE from home. LSE Students’ Union – they offer academic, personal and financial advice and funding.

Msc Political Theory

You will take assessed courses with a total value of four units, with most courses accounting for a half unit. All students are required to take the compulsory comparative politics course and write a 10,000-word dissertation . You can choose a specialism, allowing you delve deeper into a particular subject area within comparative politics. The topic of your dissertation should broadly relate to the theme of your chosen specialism. Applications for this programme are considered on a rolling basis, meaning the programme will close once it becomes full.

Global Durham Sub

We also offer a Comparative Politics PhD at our postgraduate centre in Brussels. We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision for you. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities as described on our website. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, or in response to COVID-19, we’ll let our applicants and students know as soon as possible.