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.

  • Part One explores the nature of comparative methodology and introduces students to the major theoretical paradigms that seek to explain the operation of institutions in democratic states and facilitate comparison across different political systems.
  • Language Centre– the Centre specialises in offering language courses targeted to the needs of students and practitioners in the social sciences.
  • In most cases you will study one module per component, but in some cases you may need to study more than one module.
  • Your dissertation gives you an opportunity for independent learning on a topic of your choice, with one-to-one supervision from a member of staff.
  • The GEC’s activities include dissemination of policy-relevant research via publications, research-led knowledge transfer workshops, conferences and public lectures, and keynote addresses by leading public figures.

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.

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In the programme, students gain an understanding of how scholars have thought about these matters, applying the theories to examples of institution-building and design in practice. I chose LSE to have some credibility as a person passionate about political science. I chose my degree in Comparative Politics, Politics and Market stream, because I am very curious to analyse and understand the relationships between the state and the market and assess how it can be improved for more justice and sustainability. It was definitely the best year of my whole life because I learnt so much. Despite the fact that it was stressful, intense and scary when I used to think about the final exams, I miss it so much now and I wish I could go back.

This module outlines a series of topical issues in political science research. Using a positivist paradigm the module explores a variety of methodological approaches to answer substantive questions. This module seeks to provide students with an overview of how political scientists study the social world and the types of questions they ask. You will learn become familiar with current research in the discipline and learn how to synthesise and extrapolate core concepts from it.

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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.

Funding Your Studies

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.