About the Dual MA/MSc with LSE

Columbia University and the London School of Economics and Political Science are launching a new dual degree program leading to the awards of the MA in European History, Politics, and Society from Columbia and the MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe from LSE. The program will accept applications for its first cohort of students until March 16, 2023. The cohort will matriculate in New York in September 2023.

The dual-degree program is designed for students considering careers in the non-profit and corporate sectors as well as in government or in international and European institutions.

The dual-degree program will invite students to engage with Europe's historical and current developments in a multi- and inter-disciplinary manner. Students will be introduced to some of the long-standing debates over the origin and dynamics of contemporary European politics, economies, societies, and cultures. They will further explore how culture structures conflicts across political, economic, and social domains, and frames efforts at their resolution.

The dual-degree program has a strong focus on policy analysis and on the development of professional skills. Throughout the program, students will gain policy analysis experience as well as transferable skills – analytical, writing, and presentation competences – acquired and practiced through doing original research. Students are also invited to add to or strengthen their foreign language competences.

The program can be completed in two years. Students will spend the first year at Columbia University in New York and the second year at the LSE in London. The program is expected to take five semesters or terms for completion, including two semesters at Columbia and three terms at LSE.

Students will be able to craft their own courses of study to best fit their interests and career goals. For their final project, to be completed in the second year of the program at the LSE, students will be able to choose between two options:

  1. writing a 10,000-word dissertation based on original research on European politics, economies, societies, and cultures; or
  2. participating in an applied policy project on a current policy issue and writing a 3,000-word policy brief and a 7,000-word policy study.

Write to [email protected] for additional information.