London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

This programme draws on a range of social science disciplines to examine China?s politics, international relations, economic history, society and culture. Although this programme is based in the Department of Anthropology, it brings together LSE?s considerable multi-disciplinary expertise on China for the benefit of students seeking a comparative perspective of the country. A key feature of the MSc is that China is always considered in a comparative and historical framework. For example, you will be asked to compare and contrast China with India, and with the countries of modern Europe, in addition to other appropriate comparators.

This programme is an ideal preparation if you have career interests related to China, in business, government, or cultural exchange. It also provides a strong foundation for further research at PhD level in anthropology, economic history, government, international relations or social policy. The programme is good preparation for research work in an academic discipline, but is also appropriate for those with career interests related to China and East Asia, for example, in business, culture, or government. Graduates of this programme have chosen a variety of careers, including as analysts, consultants, journalists, and government officials.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-30.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,088 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,088 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,744 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have a Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in a social science.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0).