Entry requirements

A 2:1 bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus high merit (65+) in a Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Social Policy, Health Policy or Public Policy.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Social policy at LSE is about the development, design, analysis, and evaluation of public policies. We cover a wide range of policy areas including crime, education, housing, migration, population, social disadvantage, inequalities, and social security. The issues underpinning our work are global in application. What determines the needs, rights, and wellbeing of citizens and non-citizens? What is, and what should be, the roles of the state, the family, the market, and civil society?

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is of publishable quality and which makes an original contribution to the field of social policy. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

You will be offered supervision in a wide range of specialist topics and will become a member of a vibrant and exciting research community. You will have access to a full collection of UK, US and EU public documents, parliamentary papers and statistical data as well as use of high-class networked computer facilities dedicated to research students, in the Social Science Research Laboratory within the Department.

Information for international students

Please see the Research section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,299 p/a
International students
EU £4,299 p/a Non EU £17,904 p/a

Please see the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
24-48 months

MPhil

full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613