Based in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, this unique degree approaches philosophical issues in public policy through the lenses of historical and contemporary developments in ethical theory and political philosophy. From this programme’s specialised selection of courses you will acquire a thorough background in moral and political theory, while learning to apply this knowledge to issues in public policy.
LSE’s distinctive approach to philosophy and public policy is one in which philosophical analysis is continuous with the scientific study of political, social and economic problems. Topics span an enormous range of policy areas, including health care, development, social security and climate change. You will engage with science policy topics like the nature of evidence, objectivity and theory choice, and will examine different approaches to the study of society such as rational, social and public choice, in addition to classic topics of political philosophy such as democracy, liberal neutrality, equality, human rights, punishment and just war.
This Philosophy and Public Policy programme from London School of Economics and Political Science provides the ideal springboard for employment in the public and governmental sectors, whilst equipping you with the skills needed to succeed in an incredibly broad range of careers, as well as further graduate work in philosophy.
You may also apply to the LSE Internships schemes in Parliament, or discuss internships and work experience opportunities in various institutions across London with LSE Careers.
The programme prepares you for PhD work in philosophy as well as for policy-oriented careers in governmental, non-governmental or international organisations. We have a very good record of students moving on to good PhD programmes and to high-level jobs with think tanks, in government, or in business. Our graduates are currently working or studying in the following branches: non-government organisations and think tanks, governmental organisations, PhD programmes, law school or legal practice, commercial enterprises, banking and finance, consultancy, international organisations, academic research and teaching.
- Philosophy and Public Policy
- Research and Writing Seminar in Philosophy and Public Policy
- Philosophy, Morals and Politics
- Evidence and Policy
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Public Policy View 347 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline. You should also demonstrate a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc
International24456 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24456 GBP per year during 12 months.
National24456 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24456 GBP per year during 12 months.
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