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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Houghton Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Social policy at LSE is about the development, design, analysis, and evaluation of public policies. We cover a wide range of policy areas including crime, education, migration, population, social disadvantage, inequalities, and social security. The issues underpinning our work are global in application. This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is of publishable quality and which makes an original contribution to the field of social policy. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

You will be offered supervision in a wide range of specialist topics and will become a member of a vibrant and exciting research community. You will have access to a full collection of UK, US and EU public documents, parliamentary papers and statistical data as well as use of cutting edge networked computer facilities dedicated to research students, in the Social Science Research Laboratory within the Department.

The Department of Social Policy is also associated with research centres such as the International Inequalities Institute (III), Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and the Mannheim Centre for Criminology which students can be involved with. You register for the MPhil in the first instance. An assessment of your work, which usually occurs between 12 and 18 months from your start date, will allow us to appraise your aptitude for original research at doctoral level. If you have progressed satisfactorily you will be retroactively upgraded to full PhD status. The total duration of study is a maximum of four years full-time.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,136per year

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University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 71 2

    2nd out of 45

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    159 80%

    12th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    37th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    149 78%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    1st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    18th

    21

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