A 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.
Months of entry
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.
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 associated with the LSE's International Inequalities Institute and includes expertise from leading academics in the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, Law, Social Policy, Media and Communications, Gender, and Statistics.
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.
Information for international students
Please see the Higher section of the English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Please see the funding page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
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