MPhil POLIS Cambridge vs. MSc Comparative Politics at LSEWatch
I have received offers from two of my top choices: MPhil in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge and MSc in Comparative Politics at LSE. I am wondering if anyone who has attended any of these programs could share their experiences to help me determine which program suits me better.
To give you some background, I am hoping to gain stronger research skills and knowledge about methods in political science from this degree. My research interest is in political violence and armed conflicts. After graduation, I plan to work either in a think tank or political risk/public affairs consultancy firm.
From my initial assessment, Cambridge appeals to me a bit more because of its tutorial system and unique program structure that combines both taught and research elements into the program. However, LSE also seems to offer a greater variety of courses, and they're all very interesting. It would be great if somebody could share their experiences with these programs in terms of academic rigor, program structure/size, social life, career opportunities, etc.
Thank you very much in advance!
Need more help on going postgrad?
I also received offers from Cambridge and LSE for an MPhil in Politics and International Studies and MSc in Comparative Politics, respectively. In addition, I also received an offer from Oxford for their MSc in Modern South Asian Studies. I am pretty much in the same boat as you with trying to figure out which programme suits me best. I am also leaning more towards Cambridge, for the moment.
Although, I probably won't be of much help, I would love to talk about the courses and your thoughts on them!
Feel free to hit me up