The London School of Economics and Political Science
European Studies MPhil
The London School of Economics and Political Science

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

The European Institute’s MPhil/PhD programme offers students the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of work worthy of publication, and which makes an original contribution to the study of contemporary Europe. We offer particular expertise in the subfields of Political Economy; Politics and Policy; Culture and Society; and Migration.

The MPhil/PhD in European Studies welcomes applications for multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research. Students begin on the MPhil, and are upgraded to PhD status once the requirements are met. The School has a long history of research expertise, with European Institute research students having won the prestigious UACES doctoral prize four times.

After graduating, our students have successfully pursued a variety of academic and non-academic careers, in both cases benefitting from the skills, knowledge and contacts built up during their time at LSE.

The MPhil/PhD programme provides a range of opportunities for learning research design and methodological skills, and guides students through the process of defining their topic and pursuing research in a variety of areas. The closeness of the research student community, which meets weekly to discuss students’ projects, and the close involvement of the faculty, make the European Institute a very special place to learn the craft of academic research.

You will benefit from access to outstanding academic facilities and have the added advantage of being situated in a world-class social science institution with a powerful public profile. The European Institute alone typically offers more than 50 public lectures and seminars per year, and organises events for the world of policy practitioners which provide students invaluable networking opportunities.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

LSE PhD Studentships; and ESRC funding.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study European Studies, MPhil, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

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Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About The London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics (LSE) is a Russell Group university, and is one of the member institutions of the University of London. Situated in the Westminster area of Central London, LSE is home to a diverse student body that comes from around the country and overseas to be a part of the experience.

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Student composition of The London School of Economics and Political Science

Total number of students enrolled at The London School of Economics and Political Science by level Academic year 2021/22 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on February 2022
undergraduates:
5500
postgraduates:
6695
Total:
12195

Where is this programme taught

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