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The MSc European Studies (Research) will allow you to combine the study of substantive themes in European integration with a strong methodological training. It will provide you with a methodologically and historically grounded, multidisciplinary analysis of Europe as a political, economic and cultural space. It also analyses European integration and the post-communist transformation process.

You will take courses from a range of options from European Institute MSc degrees, together with intensive research design and methods training. You will use methodology to drive your research and will be supported in developing research questions of real-world relevance. You will be trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods and will learn to apply them robustly throughout your research process, in order to best answer your question. You will also attend a programme of guest lectures from distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and policy-makers.

This programme will provide an ideal preparation for doctoral study, as well as for successful careers in politics, journalism, diplomacy, business and in international financial institutions.

The MSc European Studies (Research) will allow you to combine the study of substantive themes in European integration with a strong methodological training. It will provide you with a methodologically and historically grounded, multidisciplinary analysis of Europe as a political, economic and cultural space. It also analyses European integration and the post-communist transformation...

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Course Content

You will take courses to the value of four full units in total, made up of one compulsory course, a dissertation and optional courses totalling two full units from a range of options from the European Institute degrees. You will also attend Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills. This is a programme of guest lectures from distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and policy-makers and is designed for your professional development.

Either
Foundations of Social Research 1

Provides a good introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods and acquaints you with the strengths and limits of different methodologies. 
Or
Foundations of Social Research 2

Provides a good introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods and acquaints you with the strengths and limits of different methodologies.

Courses to the value of two units from a range of options

Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills (unassessed)
This is a programme of guest lectures from distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and policy-makers and is designed for your professional development.

Dissertation
An independent research project of 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.
 

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, a change of circumstances since publication may cause the School to change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will always notify the affected parties as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options. Note that that the School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to events outside of its control, which includes but is not limited to a lack of demand for a course or programme of study, industrial action, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises.

You will take courses to the value of four full units in total, made up of one compulsory course, a dissertation and optional courses totalling two full units from a range of options from the European Institute degrees. You will also attend Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills. This is a programme of guest lectures from distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and...

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Entry Requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in social science.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in social science.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

Assessment Methods

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course or by final examination at the end of the course. An indication of the formative coursework and summative assessment for each course can be found in the relevant course guide.

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course...

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Additional Information

UK/EU students: £21,744
Overseas students: £21,744

Fee status

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 (UK/EU) or Overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education.

Start date :- 30 September 2019

Application deadline :- None - rolling admissions. However please note the funding deadline

Duration :- 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

UK/EU students: £21,744 Overseas students: £21,744 Fee status 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 (UK/EU) or Overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE...

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