London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The MPhil in European Studies welcomes applications for multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research on Europe in the following areas: governance and democracy in Europe; european society; political economy in Europe; europe beyond the EU. This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the study of contemporary Europe. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status. The School has a long history of research expertise, having won the prestigious UACES doctoral prize for the best PhD in European Studies four times. Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on an academic career.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,366 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,366 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £18,624 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a taught master?s degree (or equivalent), with a minimum of 65 per cent average (Merit or 2:1) and at least 70 (Distinction or a First) in the dissertation, in a related discipline.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 7.0, Speaking 6.5).
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 100