London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MPhil/PhD European Studies


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Phil./Ph.D.-European Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The European Institute is a leading international centre for the study of contemporary Europe from the perspectives of economics, political economy, political science, international relations, law and philosophy. The role of the European Institute within LSE is to be a primary focus for the multi-disciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation in contemporary Europe. To this end it has prioritized the following themes: the political economy of European integration; European Union policy-making; processes of democratisation and market transition in the context of the enlargement of the European Union (EU); the Europeanisation of public policy processes and of governance; the idea of Europe and the emergence of European ideas and identities in modern thought and politics. With our emphasis on a pan-European focus and a multi-disciplinary perspective, each theme is placed in a distinct context identifying patterns of change and continuity in the new Europe of the 21st century. Moreover, individual themes provide the basis for the Institute to work with other parts of the School. The Institute collaborates closely in its teaching with the Departments of Government and International Relations. The Institute offers a vibrant research climate. It hosts a number of research units: The Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies; The Economic and Social Cohesion Laboratory; The Forum for European Philosophy; and The Hellenic Observatory. All students are initially registered for the MPhil degree and every student must follow the Research Design and Methods in European Studies course. On the advice of their supervisor, some students will be encouraged to take relevant course(s) in the Methodology Institute. In their second year, all PhD students must follow the Research Workshop in European Studies. In addition, students working in themes in European Political Economy are required to take the European Political Economy Seminar.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 627.
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