Apply to the MSc in Financial History at LSE – funding opportunities available

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Become part of LSE! Join the Department of Economic History, home to a huge breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise ranging from the medieval period to the current century and covering every major world economy.

Delve into the MSc Financial History programme and gain a unique historical and interdisciplinary insight into the intricate challenges shaping the global monetary and financial system, as well as capital markets. This programme stands at the forefront of financial history studies, offering you an opportunity to grasp the lessons of the past and apply them to the current policy debate in finance and economics.

You’ll benefit from:

  1. Interdisciplinary perspective: benefit from a curriculum that blends history, finance, economics, and related disciplines, providing a holistic understanding of monetary and financial systems.
  2. Global insights: engage with case studies from diverse countries, allowing you to apply theories of money, banking, and finance to real-world scenarios.
  3. Historical analysis: employ a combination of quantitative and qualitative historical methods to identify the causes of monetary and financial instability and crises, gaining a deeper comprehension of financial dynamics.
  4. Policy relevance: evaluate the impact of monetary and financial policies on economies and capital markets, while considering broader economic, social, and political contexts.
  5. Lessons from history: analyse historical parallels, drawing insights from past credit booms, financial market bubbles, inflations, and crises to inform contemporary decision-making.
  6. Understanding global architecture: grasp the historical origins underpinning the present-day global financial and monetary framework.
  7. Critical thinking: reflect critically on key policy debates in money and finance, offering insights into trade-offs inherent in financial regulation, quantitative easing, exchange rate regimes, and capital controls.
  8. Long-term perspective: contextualise current monetary and financial challenges within a comprehensive historical framework, equipping you with the discerning eye of a financial historian.

Graduate Destinations

Economic history graduates can be found in management and administration in the public and private sectors; banking; journalism; economic consultancy; and library and museum services, to mention just a few.

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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