Taught course

International Migration and Public Policy

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Government

Entry requirements

2:1 in social science, or in another field with relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The International Migration and Public Policy (IMPP) programme is administered by the Department of Government and jointly run by academics from the Departments of Government, Sociology and the European Institute. The teaching is interdisciplinary and also involves academic staff from several other LSE departments, in particular the Department of Geography, the Department of International Relations, the Department of International Development, the Department of Social Policy and the Department of Law. It brings together some of the unique resources of these departments into one interdisciplinary programme on global migration, international mobility and public policy. The programme also has close ties with the LSE Migration Studies Unit, the focal point for migration research at LSE. Key features of the IMPP degree are:

*A twelve-month programme that provides the opportunity to study in an internationally renowned set of departments in the only UK university devoted solely to the social sciences.
*A faculty with an established record of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the area of international migration and public policy.
*An international campus in close proximity to national policy makers, offices of international organisations and EU institutions.
*A systematic multidisciplinary approach to central controversies in the comparative analysis of public policy responses to immigration and migrant integration issues across different levels of governance (including a focus on the growing role of the EU in European and international migration management).
*An outstanding preparation for further research work or for a career in international institutions, the public services, NGOs or the private sector.

The MSc offers a unique range of courses that will deepen students' knowledge of migration and mobility issues and help them gain new insight into public policy responses to international migration at the global, regional, national and local level. The programme is divided into three parts: foundation two half unit courses which provide a thorough grounding in immigration and migrant integration issues; specialisation through a wide range of optional migration- and migration-related courses offered across LSE; and research a 10,000 word research project on an advanced topic. Student will also have the opportunity to attend and participate in the established public lecture- and seminar series organised by the LSE Migration Studies Unit.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613