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    This programme is based in the Department of Government, but the teaching is interdisciplinary and carried out by Government, the International Relations Department, the Development Studies Institute and the European Institute. It brings together many of the unique resources of these departments into a leading, interdisciplinary programme on globalisation, global governance and global politics. It also has close ties with the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, which carries out research on global governance, global security and global civil society. The programme offers the following benefits:

    * The opportunity to study in a large, internationally renowned set of departments in the only UK institution devoted solely to the social sciences.
    * The opportunity to study courses from across the four politics departments of LSE.
    * Global Politics brings together the expertise of LSE staff at the cutting edge of debates about globalisation and global politics.
    * A good preparation for further research work or for a career in education, the public services or the private sector at national, international or global levels.

    We will consider applicants with good first degrees in any discipline, with a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc.

    Students can also apply for the Global Civil Society stream of the MSc Global Politics, which has a second core course focusing on knowledge that can enhance the strategic capacity of global civil society organisations. The Global Civil Society stream offers a good preparation for careers in non governmental organisations at national or global levels.

    Students can also apply for the Global Civil Society stream of the MSc Global Politics, which has a second core course focusing on knowledge that can enhance the strategic capacity of global civil society organisations. The Global Civil Society stream offers a good preparation for careers in non governmental organisations at national or global levels.

    Core courses

    * From Empire to Globalisation
    * Global Civil Society* (required for students on the Global Civil Society stream only)
    * 10,000 word dissertation

    Options

    (* half unit)

    Choose courses from the following list (a total of two full units for M1UG, 1.5 units for M1UY):

    * Environmental Problems, Politics and Development*
    * Global Environmental Governance*
    * African Development*
    * Complex Emergencies*
    * HIV/AIDS and Other Emerging Health Threats*
    * Global Political Economy of Development I*
    * Global Political Economy of Development II*
    * Ethnic Diversity and International Society*
    * Identity, Community and the 'Problem of Minorities'*
    * Partisanship in Europe*
    * Government and Politics in China*
    * Globalisation and Democracy*
    * Globalisation, Conflict and Post-Totalitarianism*
    * Globalisation, Gender and Development
    * Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction*
    * Democratisation and its Discontents in Southeast Asia*
    * European Integration from a Global Perspective*
    * Local Power in an Era of Globalisation, Democratisation and Decentralisation*
    * Global Civil Society*
    * Nationalism, Democracy and Development in Contemporary India*
    * Human Security*
    * Conflict and Institutional Design in Divided Societies*
    * Postcolonial Perspectives in International Relations*
    * Conflict and Peace Studies
    * Economic Development of East and Southeast Asia
    * Latin American Development in the Twentieth Century: From Liberalism to Neo-Liberalism
    * The Development and Integration of the World Economy in the 19th and 20th Centuries
    * European Models of Capitalism*
    * Democracy in East and South Asia*
    * National and Ethnic Conflict Regulation*
    * States and Markets*
    * The State and Political Institutions in Latin America*
    * Democracy and Development in Latin America*
    * Politics and Policy in Britain*
    * Nationalism
    * War, Peace and the Politics of National Self-Determination*
    * Democracy and Democratisation i East and South Asia*
    * Social Theory and Political Commitment: The Case of Max Weber and Nationalism*
    * Comparative Politics of Redistribution in Advanced Democracies
    * International Political Economy of the Environment
    * The EU in the World
    * European Society and Politics Beyond the Nation State*
    * The International Relations of the Middle East
    * Economic Diplomacy
    * Comparative Political Economy
    * Islam in International Relations: From Al-Andalus to Afghanistan
    * World Poverty and Human Rights*
    * NGOs and Development
    * Managing Globalisation*
    * Popular Politics in the Middle East*
    * Introduction to International Political Theory* (Michaelmas term) as a pre-requisite for Politics of International Law* (Lent term) and The International Political Theory of Humanitarian Intervention* (Lent term)
    * Managing Humanitarianism*
    * Institutions in the Global Economy*
    * Comparative Democratisation*

    Please note that not every course is necessarily available each year, and some may only be available with permission of the course tutor.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 in any discipline with a considered interest in the relevant areaEnglish language requirementsIf your first language is not English or if the language of instruction of your previous degree is not English, we ask you to provide evidence of your command of English. You should include your test scores, if available, in the relevant section of the application form. If you receive an offer of admission, it will be subject to proof of your score. English tests must be less than two years old at the time of application. If you have not yet taken the test, your application can be considered in its absence, but any offer will be conditional on your achieving the required score.Each programme in the prospectus lists the level of English required for admission; either Standard or Higher. Programmes in the Law Department have yet higher requirements - details in the individual programme entries.Higher * TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 627 in the paper test or 107 in the internet based test * IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0 Other test scores may be acceptable if you have already obtained them. You should supply evidence of your English test with your application and if you are made an offer we will indicate whether we will accept your score or if we require one of the tests above. You may be required to achieve a higher score at the discretion of the selectors. If you have not yet taken any English test, we recommend that you take the IELTS, TOEFL or LSE test. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A) TOEFL paper-based test score : 627 TOEFL iBT® test: 107 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Fee reductions and rewards
    LSE undergraduates starting taught postgraduate study at the School are eligible for a fee reduction in the region of ten per cent of the fee. These reductions are available for UK, EU and non-EU students. The School offers a range of rewards for early payment of fees for all self-financed students.

    Scholarships for study at LSE

    LSE makes available over £12 million annually in financial support for its students via a range of scholarships, bursaries and award schemes, details of which can be found on these pages. LSE's world class programmes attract a consistently high calibre of applicants, many of whom seek financial support from the School, so there is always much competition for our awards. Securing the necessary funds to attend LSE can be a difficult and time consuming process so you should start to think about it as early as possible. Please be aware that the School will be unable to offer you any financial assistance if you knowingly register under funded. The relevant link on the left will take you to the awards available for your chosen level of study.

    The School would like to thank the many donors who have contributed to the New Futures Fund, which provides funds for a number of discretionary scholarships.

    Diploma, LLM, MA, MSc and MSc (Research) programmes

    There are a range of awards available for study at this level. Approximately 19% of taught masters offer holders are successful in obtaining some form of financial support from the School. The value of support ranges in value from 10% of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

    Graduate Support Scheme

    LSE's major financial support scheme for study at taught masters level is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time) or the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management. Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme. The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have sufficient funds to meet all their costs of study. GSS awards range in value from £3,000 to a maximum of £10,000, and have an average value of £6,000. Application to the Graduate Support Scheme is via the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form. This form will be made available to you once you have submitted an application for admission to the School. The form will then be available until 27 April 2011.

    Awards

    If you complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form, and are made an offer of admission by 27 April 2011, you will also be automatically considered for any other awards being offered by LSE, for which you are eligible, with the exception of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding where there are separate, department led processes in place. AHRC and ESRC funding is relevant to Home UK and Home EU applicants only, and there are also subject restrictions in place. We offer a range of awards based on different criteria such as a specific programme of study, nationality, or country of permanent domicile. In addition, a number of external organisations offer funding to support postgraduate study. We recommend that applicants follow up as many avenues as possible to find funding. Please be aware that if you accept funding from an external source, it is your responsibility to check the terms of the award. Some awards are accompanied by specific terms and conditions which you should be sure you able to meet before accepting the award. Information about other Awards offered by LSE or external organisations. Please take some time to look at all the other awards available to support your study at LSE. The details of these awards are updated each October, but new LSE awards may become available during the course of the admissions cycle. We will only write to successful applicants for these awards. Selection for these awards will take place between May and July 2011 and all successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2011.

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