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Associated teaching

Current teaching associated with the III consists of the inter-disciplinary MSc Inequalities and Social Science, the Atlantic Fellows programmeLeverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships and the Leverhulme Trust Programme.


MSc Inequalities and Social Science

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 inter-disciplinary social scientific study.

This MSc offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging programme which includes expertise from leading academics in the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, Law, Social Policy, Media and Communications, Gender, and Statistics and will provide students with state-of-the-art teaching in this area.

Each year, the MSc student with the best overall performance will be awarded the Atkinson Prize. The prize is named for Professor Tony Atkinson, who sadly passed away on New Year's Day. Professor Atkinson played a very important role in the establishment of the III and continued to support our work, but more importantly as the economist worldwide, ensuring that inequality is given the attention that it deserves.

Course Convenor: Professor Mike Savage

Find out more about the course and apply here.

Atlantic Fellows programme

The Atlantic Residential Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity to study the MSc Inequalities and Social Science and join a community of experienced, informed and motivated change makers looking to tackle the causes of inequalities wherever they are found.

The Atlantic Non-Residential Fellowship is a unique course tailored for the Fellowship which explores the key, multidisciplinary academic concepts surrounding the study of inequalities whilst benefitting from the expertise of the Atlantic Fellows programme’s partner organisations. The course will be delivered by academics from the LSE and the University of Cape Town, with teaching and guidance from charities, NGOs and other advocacy organisations to ensure a range of perspectives.

All Fellows will be involved in regular networking opportunities, take part in the annual conference and meet with colleagues working on projects around the world.

The Atlantic Fellows programme provides funding to cover the fees for either course as well as reasonable living and travel expenses.

Applications are open until the 31st January 2017, with further information available on the Atlantic Fellows programme page. If you have any queries about the Fellowship, please contact afp@lse.ac.uk

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded LSE with 15 doctoral scholarships worth £1 million for students to undertake interdisciplinary research on 'the challenge of escalating inequalities'.

Find out more about the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships here.

Leverhulme Trust Programme

The Leverhulme Trust Programme consists of an interdisciplinary seminar for Leverhulme scholarship students together with a small group of other doctoral students from across the School with funding from other sources who are also working in the area of inequalities.

The overarching aim of the programme is to increase our understanding of the mechanisms that link the economic dimensions of inequality with their social, cultural and political dimensions at the global level.

Find out more about the Leverhulme Trust Programme here.

Inequality in the 21st Century