Taught course

LSE-Fudan Double Degree in International Social and Public Policy

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Social Policy
MSc Dual award

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

About the Double Degree programme

This double degree programme is designed for students interested in the MSc International Social and Public Policy, but who also desire an even more internationalised experience by studying in two contrasting country contexts (UK and China) over two years.

In year 1, students pursue the MSc in International Social and Public Policy at LSE in London, followed by a Masters in Management in Public Policy at Fudan University in Shanghai. Upon successful completion of the two-year programme, students are awarded two Master’s degrees – one from LSE and another from Fudan University.

The first year at LSE will introduce students to the key ideas, concepts, and theories for the study of international social and public policy.

The second year at Fudan is composed of core courses (with an emphasis on social policy and processes in China), basic courses (on Chinese government and governance and Chinese language), and electives courses (with an emphasis on social policy issues of particular import to China and the developing world generally).

All instruction, both at LSE and Fudan, is in English. However, students will have the opportunity to take an introductory course in Mandarin during the year at LSE; and there will be further opportunities for Chinese language study during the year at Fudan.

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

Fees and funding


Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.

Funding at LSE

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an application for a place – including all ancillary documents, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

Find out more about financial support.

Funding at Fudan

Students may apply for Chinese Government Scholarships provided by the Central Government (China Scholarship Council) or by Shanghai Municipal Government. These scholarships cover on-campus dormitory, tuition, and a monthly stipend. Only a limited number of students will be qualified for applying for scholarship according to their first year performance at LSE. The Institute for Global Public Policy (IGPP) will make the qualification decision together with the Department of Social Policy at LSE.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc Dual award
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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