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London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London: Political Science

Institution London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
Department Government
Telephone 020 7955 6613
Study type Research


This programme offers students the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of political science. Students will begin on the MRes, and will need to meet certain requirements to progress to the PhD.

The Department of Government at LSE is one of the largest political science departments in the UK and covers almost all areas of politics. We offer a comprehensive range of academic approaches, from political theory, political economy, rational choice theory, public policy, nationalism, conflict studies, and comparative government to the history of institutions and policy. Many faculty members have particular regional expertise on Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and/or Latin America.

The MRes/PhD Political Science provides world-leading methods training, participation in a lively and open research culture, and the opportunity to be part of one of the best departments in political science and political studies in the world. Students will join a small and highly selective entering class, of about 8-12 students from a wide range of universities around the world. Together students will embark on the MRes portion of the programme, which is a structured route to the PhD.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Research - MRes

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