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International Social and Public Policy

London School of Economics and Political Science

12 months
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24656 GBP/year
16016 GBP/year
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About

The International Social and Public Policy programme from London School of Economics and Political Science addresses how states and societies respond to global challenges of social, demographic and economic change, and of poverty, migration and globalisation. It is underpinned by the LSE approach to social and public policy which is explicitly international, interdisciplinary and applied. 

Overview

Meeting human needs and increasing well-being are universal policy goals but these are addressed differently around the world, with different roles for key stakeholders such as governments, NGOs, families and markets. The International Social and Public Policy programme from London School of Economics and Political Science incorporates an international and comparative perspective.  Looking at low, middle, and high-income countries, you will gain the skills to identify key social challenges and to analyse the social and public policies used to address them, and the role of difference actors in these processes.

You can choose to follow one of six streams. You can take either the general stream:

  • MSc International Social and Public Policy

Or you can choose one of the following specialist streams:

  • MSc International Social and Public Policy (Development)
  • MSc International Social and Public Policy (Migration)
  • MSc International Social and Public Policy (Non-Governmental Organisations)
  • MSc International Social and Public Policy (Research)
  • LSE-Fudan Double Master's in International Social and Public Policy

Whichever stream you choose, ISPP will equip you for a career in social and public policy within government, NGOs, international organisations, private sector providers, or in academia.

The MSc ISPP replaces, consolidates and builds upon five previous MSc programmes: Social Policy and Planning, European and Comparative Social Policy, Social Policy and Development, Social Policy and Development (NGOs) and Social Policy (Research).

Careers

Students who have graduated from programmes similar to this have gone on to work for:

  • different UN agencies including UNDP, UNICEF and UNHCR
  • a variety of small and large NGOs including Oxfam, Médecins Sans Frontières, International Red Cross and One World
  • action international or intergovernmental organisations such as the World Economic Forum, European Commission and World Bank
  • consulting companies
  • government ministries.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • International Social & Public Policy
  • Understanding Policy Research
  • Social Policy and Development
  • Migration: Current Research, Critical Approaches
  • Applied Regression Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in a relevant social science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24656 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24656 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16016 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16016 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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