London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Modules

Year 1: Structure of international society; international history since 1890; 1 from: reason, knowledge and value (an introduction to philosophy); introduction to political theory; key concepts in sociology: an introduction to sociological theory; 1 outside option. Year 2: International political theory; international organisations; foreign policy analysis; 1 option in law, economics, international relations or international history, or an outside option. Year 3: 2 options in international relations; 1 paper relevant to the study of international relations from an approved list; 10000'word essay or another approved course.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £17,712  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • International Baccalaureate 38
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 80%-85%
  • SQA Higher AAAAA
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 90%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 81%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 87%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 20
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 92%

Total Coursework: 8%

£4,900 - £8,200
Typical cost of university accommodation

£6,400 - £7,900
Typical cost of private accommodation