London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Modules

Year 1: from empire to independence: the extra'European world in the 20th century; war and society from the renaissance to the Napoleonic era c1500'1815; international history since 1890; the internationalisation of economic growth, 1870 to the present day. Year 2: what is history (methods and debates); Latin America and the international economy or the making of an economic superpower: china since 1850 ; towns, society and economy in England and Europe, 1450'1750; empire and nation (Britain and India since 1750); the industrial revolution; the Islamic world in the era of the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires, 1400'1800; the history of Russia, 1682'1825; the European enlightenment, c1680'1799; Napoleon and Europe; modernity and the state in east Asia (China, Japan and Korea since 1840); 4 reichs (Austria, Prussia and the contest for Germany since 1618). Year 3: 3 history options or 2 plus an approved outside option; 10,000 word dissertation.

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

Qualifications required:

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

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100% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 97%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 84%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 35
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 91%

Total Coursework: 8%

Total Practical: 1%

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

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