We consider applicants with 2:1 of first class degree in any discipline, with a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc. If your first language is not English, please submit with your application a sample of your work in English (five to ten typewritten pages).
Months of entry
This programme is based in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method| and offers the following benefits:
*It provides a foundation in the conceptual and normative questions underlying public-policy formulation.
*It prepares for a wide variety of policy-oriented careers.
*It is resolutely interdisciplinary. We take philosophical analysis to be continuous with the scientific study of political, social and economic problems.
*It offers a thorough background in moral and political theory, which students learn to apply to issues in public policy.
*It provides a foundation in evidence-based policy, which is now widely mandated at all levels of policy-making.
*Students have access to a wealth of courses and resources within the Philosophy Department and at LSE that are relevant for the philosophical analysis of public policy, for example:
-Research seminars on philosophy and public policy, rational and social choice, scientific evidence and policy-making.
-The LSE Internships programme in Public Policy, Social Issues and Public Affairs;
-The many policy-related courses and colloquia in LSE.
*It is taught at an institution which is a major centre for national and international public policy debates.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
LSE Graduate Support Scheme, AHRB.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- The Student Recruitment Office
- +44 (0)20 7955 6613