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This programme offers graduate students a chance to take their choice of three taught courses in the Department while also researching a 10,000 word thesis. It provides an unrivalled opportunity to study history at the highest level. A one-year programme, it is aimed at those who wish to pursue history studies with an in-depth specialisation in the history of international relations. Offering innovative approaches to a wide range of historical topics, this degree is suited to anyone who wishes to develop a new history specialisation at master's level on a degree programme which emphasises the pursuit of research excellence. All of the teaching is done either by the Department's full-time academic staff or specially engaged post-doctoral teaching staff. The teaching is therefore very much in line with LSE's emphasis on research-led teaching - in other words, instruction by those who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines. This programme is a good preparation for a research degree and also provides excellent training in the field for related careers in government, the media, teaching, library and museum posts, politics, law and international business and for advanced academic research. Sacha Nauta, MSc in History of International Relations, 2006-2007 ?It was the most challenging and rewarding year of my academic life. The knowledge gained during my MA helped me immensely during the United Nations interview process. Through my improved understanding of international history, I was able to better analyse the complexities of world affairs today.? Jono Rourke, MSc in History of International Relations, 2009-2010 ?The real strength of the Department is in its faculty. The opportunity to be taught by historians conducting world class research was a big attraction. Whether hoping to pursue history as a career or just wanting to gain experience of postgraduate study, I would recommend this programme to anybody. The research and communications skills learnt are applicable to any field.? Course Content One course from: HY400: Crisis Decision-Making in War and Peace, 1914-1991 HY422: Presidents, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy: From Roosevelt to Reagan, 1933-1989 HY426: The European Enlightenment, c. 1680-1830 HY429: Anglo-American Relations from World War to Cold War, 1939-91 HY433: Cultural Encounters From the Renaissance to the Modern World HY435: Political Islam: From Ibn Taymiyya to Osama Bin Laden HY436: Race, Violence and Colonial Rule in Africa HY438: Western Intelectuals and the Challenge of Totalitarianism HY451: Persecution in Europe: From Witch-Hunts to Ethnic Cleansing Two courses from: HY411: European Integration in the Twentieth Century HY412: Spain and the Great Powers, 1936-1953 HY424: The Napoleonic Empire: The Making of Modern Europe? HY432: From Cold Warriors to Peacemakers: The End of the Cold War Era, 1979-1997 HY434: The Rise and Fall of Communism in Europe, 1917-1990 HY439: War Cultures, 1890-1945 HY440: The Emergence of Modern Iran: State, Society, and Diplomacy HY461: East Asia in the Age of Imperialism, 1839-1945 HY463: The Origins of the Cold War, 1917-1962 HY464: Crises and D?tente in the Cold War, 1962 - 1979 HY465: The International History of the Balkans since 1939: State Projects, Wars, and Social Conflict HY466: The European welfare state after World War II HY475: International History since 1900 EH451: Latin American Development: political economy of growth (half unit) EH452: Latin American Development: case-studies in growth, poverty and social change (half unit) EU426: The West: Identity and Interests (half unit) Or: A further course from the first selection list (subject to approval by the Masters Programme Director) A course from another Masters programme run by the Department of International History (subject to approval by the programme director) Or: A related course from another department (subject to approval by the programme director) And: A dissertation of no more than 10,000 words on a

This programme offers graduate students a chance to take their choice of three taught courses in the Department while also researching a 10,000 word thesis. It provides an unrivalled opportunity to study history at the highest level. A one-year programme, it is aimed at those who wish to pursue history studies with an in-depth specialisation in the history of international relations. Offering...

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