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International Relations, Government and Society, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
University rank #26 (WUR) ,
The study of International Relations, Government and Society is a core activity of scholars at LSE. The departments of International Relations, Government and Sociology were not only amongst the first of their kind, but have remained leading world centres for the development of their respective subjects ever since. 

About

Indeed, LSE has long prided itself on maintaining the largest Department of International Relations in Western Europe, while its departments of Government and Sociology, are amongst the largest and best known in Britain.

The teachers involved in the International Relations, Government and Society courses are drawn from the academic staff of the International Relations, Government, Economics, Anthropology, Media and Communications and Sociology Departments at LSE, with guest experts invited to contribute where appropriate. All teaching staff have published extensively in the field and many are frequent broadcasters and consultants in their specialist area.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
    • Duration description
      Three week courses run over three sessions, allowing students to study with us for three, six or nine weeks.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • From Sarajevo to Baghdad: Key Decisions on War and Peace, 1914-2003
  • Culture and Globalisation
  • Athens to Al-Qaeda: Political Theory and International Politics
  • The Middle East in Global Politics

Audience

University level

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    107

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

We expect all applicants to show grades of around B+ (GPA 3.3). In some instances it is possible to accept slightly lower grades, depending on the strength of the application as a whole.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

In order to apply for the Summer School, you must provide the following:

  • 100 level courses:Proof of an offer of a place at university or a transcript showing you are currently attending/have previously attended university; or
  • 200 and 300 level courses:A university transcript showing you meet course specific prerequisites
  • You are also required to provide evidence of meeting our language requirements (if a non-native English speaker).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2300 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 GBP per module and a duration of 21 days.
  • National

    2300 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 GBP per module and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • One Session: £2,300 (student), £3,300 (standard)
  • Two Sessions: £3,990 (student), £5,800 (standard)
  • Three Sessions: £4,650 (student), £7,200 (standard)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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