The Spring 2016 Hansard Scholars Programme promises to be an interesting one as the British political establishment approaches the first anniversary of the May 2015 General Election that returned the first Conservative Government in 18 years. In addition to the academic courses and the integral and assessed experiential placement at Westminster, Scholars will have the chance to examine nationalism and devolution first hand through the Programme’s integrated study visits to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff. The academic programme also includes a guest lecture series with experts from the world of politics, academia and the media addressing topical issues of the day.
The Programme is arranged in association with the world renowned London School of Economics and Political Science (though it is not to be confused with the LSE’s own Parliamentary internship scheme and the course is not an LSE course; it is a bespoke Hansard Society course). Hansard Scholars are associate students at the LSE, which provides full access to the library, IT facilities and other services; nominal additional charges are made for some LSE activities.
Accommodation is in a state-of-the-art, fully furnished and equipped residence in a prime Central London location.
Dates of the Spring 2016 Programme are 16th January – 23rd April. We operate a rolling admissions process and aim to let applicants know the status of their completed application within two weeks of submission.
The cost of the 14 week Programme is £10,250. (GBP). This includes UK tuition and LSE registration, self-catering accommodation in Central London, orientation, political, social and cultural events including rail travel to and from, and accommodation in, Edinburgh and Cardiff, and all administrative and support services. (The fee does not include tuition at home institution, airfare, local transportation costs, food or miscellaneous living expenses.)
The Hansard Programme staff provides participants with detailed guidance and assistance with the Tier 4 visa application process.
For more information, contact the Scholars Team.
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