London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Social Policy and Planning


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Social Policy and Planning

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is based in the Department of Social Policy and offers the following benefits: Study in a department which has achieved the highest rating in the UK (5*) for the quality of its research. A comparative, international and multi-disciplinary environment. Links to leading research groups based in the department specialising in social exclusion, health and social care, education, and criminology. A high quality student body from many countries with diverse experience. Compulsory courses: Social Policy - Goals and Issues; Social Policy - Organisation and Innovation. Choose courses to the value of two full units from a list including: Social Policy Research; Social Exclusion, Inequality and the 'Underclass' Debate; Urban Policy and Planning; Criminal Justice Policy; Child Rights, Child Poverty and Development; Health Systems and Policies; Foundations of Social Service Policy; Social Security Policies; European Social Policy; Gender and Social Policy; Gender and European Welfare States; Ethnicity, 'Race' and Social Policy; Social Rights and Human Welfare; Globalisation and Social Policy; Financing Health Care; Welfare State Change; many others. 10,000-word dissertation also required.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 627.
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