The Political Sociology programme from London School of Economics and Political Science will provide you with the analytical tools and the empirical knowledge to understand some of the fundamental forces that have shaped, and are shaping, the world in which we live. It combines a strong core course that explores classic empirical and historical puzzles about the relationship between politics and society, with the flexibility to develop individual interests in a wide range of different areas. It will give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of politics and society, and to build up special expertise in particular areas.
It will also give you the opportunity to develop your capacity for rigorous oral and written argument. Seminar discussion and essay writing will foster a critical approach that will encourage you to re-evaluate commonly accepted ideas, to consider alternative explanations for important social and political developments, and to support your own conclusions with carefully deployed evidence.
Students go into a wide range of professions including academic research, teaching, politics, diplomacy, government policy-making, public administration, journalism, the media, law, publishing, industry, and management, as well as working for think tanks, activist groups, international bodies, and non-governmental organisations.
- The compulsory course, Politics and Society, explores a series of fundamental questions about the social bases of politics and the relationship between states and societies.
- It examines the interaction between economic interests, political institutions, and ideological norms. It has a strong empirical and historical component, which provides an opportunity to engage with some of the classic puzzles that have defined the field, to expand your knowledge of a number of countries and to systematically compare their experiences.
- Special additional seminars cover some key theoretical approaches and methods in the social sciences and provide a forum for exploring their use in your own work.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSociology Political Science View 400 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline with considered interest in the area covered by the MSc
International21744 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21744 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA14088 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14088 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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