Philosophy and Public PolicyLondon School of Economics and Political Science
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Rank: 8 (UKEAS)
Location: London School of Economics and Political Science
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £23520
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London School of Economics and Political Science evaluation:
11.9 : 1
London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The MSc Philosophy and Public Policy provides a solid foundation in the conceptual and normative questions underlying public policy formulation. This unique degree approaches philosophical issues in public policy through the lenses of historical and contemporary developments in ethical theory and political philosophy. Students acquire a thorough background in moral and political theory, whilst also learning to apply this knowledge to issues in public policy. LSE's distinctive approach to philosophy and public policy is one in which philosophical analysis is continuous with the scientific study of political, social and economic problems. Topics span an enormous range of policy areas, including health care, development, social security and climate change. It prepares students for a wide variety of policy oriented careers.
A 2.1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) with a considered interest in the areas covered. English language requirement for non-native speakers (TOEFL/IELTS).
IELTS: 7.5 (7.5 with 7.0 in listening and writing, reading6.5)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for London School of Economics and Political Science.
About this university
Nearly 150 countries are represented among the student body at the university and around two thirds of all students are from outside the UK. This means there are various sources of help and assistance on hand for international students including help with immigration and visas issues as well as English language courses. Most of this comes through the International Student Immigration Service who offer help before a student arrives, during their time at the university and also assistance after finishing their studies. They also operate the exchange programs, the Erasmus program and the Sciences Po undergraduate programs. At the heart of student life is the Student Union, a member of the National Union of Students and the University of London Union. It is often regarded as the most politically active in the UK, dating back to its activity in the 1960s. It operates out of a purpose built facility on the Aldwych campus. It is responsible for the organisation and undertaking of entertainment events and societies as well as student welfare issues. There are over 200 societies, 40 sports clubs and a busy media group within the university.