Apply to the MSc in China in Comparative Perspective at LSE – funding opportunities available

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Become part of LSE! Join the Department of Anthropology, where vibrant research meets inclusive excellence. Our pioneering research marries contemporary insights with timeless anthropological wisdom. With students from around the world and diverse academic backgrounds, we’re truly global in our outlook.

Discover the MSc China in Comparative Perspective programme, a unique academic endeavour that harnesses the rich multi-disciplinary expertise of LSE in the realm of China. Explore China’s politics, international relations, economic history, society, and culture from a multitude of angles.

You’ll benefit from:

  1. Holistic comparative understanding: gain a profound comprehension of China within a comparative and historical framework. Analyse and contrast China with India, modern European nations, and other relevant comparator countries.
  2. Flexible learning path: tailor your studies to your unique needs and interests. All students delve into the “China in Comparative Perspective” course, delving into topics like China’s imperial bureaucracy, religion, and contemporary issues such as urban life, family dynamics, rule of law, and contentious politics.
  3. Diverse optional courses: choose from a wide array of optional courses spanning anthropology, economic history, government, international relations, and social policy.
  4. Personal research endeavour: embark on a dissertation project exploring a comparative topic of your choice, which could range from regional policy to socialist governance or linguistic nationalism.

Graduate destinations

Prepare for career paths related to China in business, government, or cultural exchange. Additionally, lay a strong foundation for further research, including PhD-level studies in anthropology, economic history, government, international relations, or social policy.

Graduates of this programme have chosen a variety of careers, including as analysts, consultants, journalists, and government officials.

Find out about the support available to students through LSE Careers and LSE Alumni.

Scholarships and other funding

LSE recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your hometown or country. We make available million of pounds annually in financial aid for our students with both Home and Overseas fee status through a wide variety of scholarships, such as the Graduate Support Scheme, Master’s Awards and Anniversary Scholarships. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

LSE is ranked fifth in the world for the study of social sciences and management (QS World QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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