Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science background and/or work experience in the social policy field advantageous but not essential.

English higher level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MSc programme

The MSc Inequalities and Social Science is a comprehensive and wide-ranging programme, providing an introduction to a range of interdisciplinary approaches to the social scientific analysis of inequality.

The programme will enable you to develop theoretical awareness of different conceptions of the meaning of inequality and its various dimensions in a fully international context. It will introduce you to the political economy of inequality and the role of political institutions in combating inequality, as well as different methods for the measurement of inequality, both quantitative and qualitative. It will provide you with the skills to go on to conduct research in the area of inequalities.

As a result of dramatic economic and social changes over recent years, the study of inequality has rapidly developed as one of the most important areas of interdisciplinary social scientific study. This programme is based in the Department of Sociology, which provides up-to-date, research-led teaching by international experts in their field. The programme is associated with the LSE's International Inequalities Institute, which includes expertise from leading academics in the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, Law, Social Policy, Media and Communications, Gender, and Statistics.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

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

Applicants may be eligible for Atlantic Residential Fellowships, which covers tuition fees (including overseas fees) and stipends for up 10 Fellows.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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