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Year 1: Structure of international society; international history since 1890; 1 from: reason, knowledge and value (an introduction to philosophy); introduction to political theory; key concepts in sociology: an introduction to sociological theory; 1 outside option. Year 2: International political theory; international organisations; foreign policy analysis; 1 option in law, economics, international relations or international history, or an outside option. Year 3: 2 options in international relations; 1 paper relevant to the study of international relations from an approved list; 10000-word essay or another approved course.
LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and global reach. Its research and teaching span the breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has a reputation for academic excellence. The LSE campus is situated off Aldwych in central London.
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Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni.
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?
% employed or in further studyHIGH94%
Average graduate salaryHIGH£27.8k
Graduates who are functional managers and directors
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals
Employment prospects for graduates of this subject
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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