If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students. The School recognises that thecost of living in Londonmay be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students. We hope that programmes beginning in September 2022 will be unaffected by Coronavirus. If there are going to be any changes to the delivery of the programme we will update this page to reflect the amendments and all offer holders will be notified. From distinguished scholars to exceptional PhD students, our prizes recognise service and achievement across the profession. Inspired by Harbour House, our HQ which provides a literal and metaphorical ‘home’ for the ECPR family, this series seeks to open doors to some of the most pressing issues and challenges in the discipline.

  • You will learn become familiar with current research in the discipline and learn how to synthesise and extrapolate core concepts from it.
  • LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others.
  • The programme is good preparation for further research work or for a career in media, political consultancy, international organisations, public administration or the private sector.
  • Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field.
  • Kent’s Graduate School co-ordinates the Researcher Development Programme for research students, which includes workshops focused on research, specialist and transferable skills.
  • LSE Students’ Union – they offer academic, personal and financial advice and funding.

You are also expected to complete independent study outside of class time. 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. Examines the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of comparative politics.

Students who completed undergraduate study at LSE and are beginning taught graduate study at the School are eligible for afee reductionof around 10 per cent of the fee. You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE.See our English language requirements. Seeks to provide much needed qualitative and quantitative data on membership at a time of critical definition for parties. Our Standing Groups organise a range of annual events, including summer schools, conferences and workshops, open to all.

They develop an understanding of the potential benefits and pitfalls of different institutional designs, reforms, and administrative practices, and are able to analyse problems raised by new and reforming democracies. International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website. As a minimum, an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Research Degrees

In the process, the issues raised will challenge us to think, analyse, and write with creativity and rigor. Importantly, we will study questions of democracy and democratization at different levels. In doing so, the course demonstrates the ways in which different levels of analysis fit into different comparative methods and how different comparative studies have addressed the key tenets of dominant theories in political science.

SAGE Knowledge is the premier social sciences platform for SAGE and CQ Press book, reference and video content. Part Two examines the institutional structures of the modern state, outlining the key features such as the electoral systems and territorial and functional divisions of government across a range of modern states. Please tick here if you would like to receive further information by email or SMS about the courses available at the University of Kent, including information about relevant future events, scholarships, and other general information. The School of Politics and International Relations has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. Our vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline. Open Days are a fantastic way to meet our staff and students to find out why you belong at Kent.

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver. Your time at LSE is not just about studying, there are plenty of ways to get involved inextracurricular activities. From joining one of over 200 societies, or starting your own society, to volunteering for a local charity, or attending a public lecture by a world-leading figure, there is a lot to choose from. PhD Academy– this is available for PhD students, wherever they are, to take part in interdisciplinary events and other professional development activities and access all the services related to their registration.

We will also consider applicants with a 2.2 degree in an unrelated subject and have at least six months relevant work experience such as working with a NGO. With this course you also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions and achieve a dual award, which means you’ll receive two Masters degrees in two years. Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

Funding

The course offers an introduction in comparative politics—the comparative study of domestic politics across countries. We will address a wide range of policy‐relevant issues, most of them linked to democratization and democracy. We will review the leading research literature to understand the theoretical concepts and empirical literature on each topic and then apply the newly acquired knowledge in comparative case studies to particular cases.

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.