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Capped Courses 2016/17 (postgraduate)

Capped and Controlled Access Courses 2016/17

Some of our graduate courses are capped or have ‘controlled access’ due to limited places and/or prerequisites that are required in order to study the course. If a course is capped, you must request a place on that course, and (in some cases) provide reasons supporting your request. Capped courses are capped for a reason; this is to ensure students are able to take the core courses on their programme before students on other programmes are given the opportunity to take the course as an additional outside option.

The below postgraduate courses are capped for the 2015/16 academic year (these are updated so it is worth checking this list regularly throughout the summer). Instructions on how to apply for capped courses will be supplied to all students at induction. (updated 31/05/2016)

Please note: standard group size is set at 15 students.

Capped postgraduate courses 2015/16 (updated 06/03/15)

Course Code

Course Name

Cap

Application Policy

GV408 Contemporary Disputes About Justice 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in Human Rights and MSc in Political Theory. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at two groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon,  Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV432 Government and Politics in China 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics and MSc in Global Politics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday 3 October 2016 You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV441 States and Markets 3 groups This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Development Studies, MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Political Science and Political Economy, MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Priority for MSc Comparative Politics students.
This course is capped at 3 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be noon, Monday 3 October 2016. Applications to take the course do not need to include a statements regarding motivation and background, as decisions will be made on mechanical grounds explained at the first lecture.
GV444 Democracy and Development in Latin America 2 groups This course is available on the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MSc in Comparative Politics and MSc in Global Politics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Other postgraduate students may follow the course with permission.
This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday 3 October 2016. You will be informed of a decision by 12 noon, Wednesday 5 October 2016.
GV465 War, Peace and the Politics of National Self-Determination 4 groups This course is available on the CEMS Exchange, MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation, MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Human Rights and MiM Exchange. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Priority consideration will be given to students taking the MSc Comparative Politics and the MSc Global Politics. Students on other programmes (including MSc Human Rights, MSc Empires, Colonialism, Globalisation, MSc International Relations and MA/MSc History of International Relations) are welcome to apply and will be admitted subject to availability of space. Students on all programmes are required to obtain permission from the teaching department to take this course.
This course is capped at 4 groups, and admission cannot be guaranteed. ALL interested students must apply online via LSE For You (LFY) as per the stipulated procedure and by the deadline which is Wednesday 28 September 2016. Students should write a brief, one-paragraph rationale for wishing to take the course in the application.
GV467 Introduction to Comparative Politics Controlled Access This course is compulsory on the MSc in Comparative Politics. This course is available on the MSc in China in Comparative Perspective. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Optional for MSc China in Comparative Perspective (space permitting). Optional for other students with the approval of Dr Woodruff.
GV477 Comparative Public Policy Change 2 groups This course is available on the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University), MSc in Public Policy and Administration and MSc in Regulation. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at two groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be at 12 noon on Monday, October 3 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV479 Nationalism 1 group This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in Development Studies, MSc in Global Politics, MSc in International Affairs (LSE and Peking University), MSc in International Relations, MSc in International Relations (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in International Relations (Research), MSc in Political Sociology, MSc in Politics and Communication, MSc in Sociology and MSc in Theory and History of International Relations. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is capped at one group.  The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. Students must provide a rationale for taking the course on application. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV481 Political Science and Political Economy Controlled Access This course is compulsory on the MSc in Political Science and Political Economy. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Open to all MSc students in the Department of Government.
GV488 Law and Politics of Regulation 1 group This course is compulsory on the MSc in Regulation. This course is not available as an outside option.
This course is capped at one group. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV498 Multiculturalism 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and Fudan), MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and USC), MSc in International Migration and Public Policy and MSc in Political Theory. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4A2 Citizens’ Political Behaviour in Europe: Elections Public Opinion and Identities 2 groups

This course is available on the MRes Political Science, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Media and Communications (Data and Society), MSc in Political Science and Political Economy, MSc in Politics and Communication, MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. Note that students from Masters or Doctoral programmes not listed above may still take the course subject to approval by the course convener. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.

GV4A3 Social Choice Theory and Democracy 1 group This course is capped at 1 group. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4A5 International Migration and Immigration Management 2 groups This course is compulsory on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy. This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course has limited availability and requires that students (regardless of Department or MSc programme) obtain permission from the teacher responsible via the ‘LSE For You’ capped course management system. This course is capped at 2 groups.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4A8 Nationalist Conflict Political Violence and Terrorism Controlled Access This course is available for students on MSc Conflict Studies. This course is not open to students on other programmes.
GV4B7 The Liberal Idea of Freedom 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in Human Rights and MSc in Political Theory. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at two groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016. 
GV4C2 Globalization, Conflict and Post – Totalitarianism 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in African Development, MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and Fudan), MSc in Global Media and Communications (LSE and USC), MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Human Rights and MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
The students of MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Global Politics (Global Civil Society), and MSc in Comparative Politics have priority access to the course in the listed order.
This course has limited availability (is capped), and requires that students (regardless of Department or MSc programme) obtain permission from the teacher responsible.  It is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday 5 October 2016.
GV4C5 Politics of Economic Policy 1 group This course is available on the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in Political Science and Political Economy, MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
It is capped at 1 group, and is approved by process of application. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, on Wednesday 5 October 2016.
GV4D4 The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution 3 groups This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Inequalities and Social Science, MSc in Political Science and Political Economy, MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at three groups. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 3rd October (12 noon) 2016.  You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.  
GV4D7 Dilemmas of Equality 3 groups This course is available on the MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc in Gender, Media and Culture, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc in Human Rights, MSc in Inequalities and Social Science and MSc in Political Theory. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 3 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday, October 3 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4E2 Capitalism and Democracy 3 groups This course is available on the MSc in Human Rights and MSc in Political Theory. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at two groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4E8 Conflict and Institutional Design in Divided Societies 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Politics and MSc in Political Science and Political Economy. This course is not available as an outside option.
Priority will be given to students on the MSc in Conflict Studies.
This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016
GV4E9 Approaches and Issues in Public Policy and Administration Controlled Access This course is compulsory on the MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
GV4F2 Popular Politics in the Middle East 3 groups This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in Global Politics and MSc in Political Sociology. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is capped at 3 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4F4 Politics of Policy Advice 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016. 
GV4F5 Advanced Study of Key Political Thinkers 1 group Go to course guide for further information.
GV4F9 The Challenges of Governance and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa 2 groups

This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics and MSc in Conflict Studies. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is capped at two groups. Students should send a short email setting out their motivation and qualifications to take the course to the course instructor,  Dr Omar McDoom (o.s.mcdoom@lse.ac.uk), by noon, Monday 3 October 2016 of the Michaelmas Term.  Priority will generally be given to students on the MSc in Comparative Politics, but students from other Government Department programmes and other LSE Departments may also be admitted subject to space.

GV4G4 Comparative Conflict Analysis 3 groups This course is compulsory on the MSc in Conflict Studies. This course is not available as an outside option. Compulsory core course for and entry restricted to MSc Conflict Studies students only.
This course is capped at 3 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4G7 Marx and Marxism 2 groups This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4H1 Chinese Political Thought 1 group This course is available on the MSc in China in Comparative Perspective and MSc in Political Theory. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at one group. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon,  Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4H2 Contemporary India: The World’s Largest Democracy in the Early 21st Century 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics and MSc in Global Politics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Priority will be given to students taking the MSc Comparative Politics and the MSc Global Politics. Students on other Master's programmes, in all Departments of the School, are welcome to apply to take the course and will be considered subject to availability of space.This course is capped at 30 students (two seminar groups). All students, regardless of programme and department, must apply via LFY to take this course by the stipulated deadline early in the Michaelmas Term (October 2016).
GV4H3 Feminist Political Theory 2 groups This course is available on the MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender (Research), MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities and MSc in Political Theory. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday 5 October 2016.
GV4H4 Foundations of Political Theory Controlled Access This course is compulsory on the MSc in Political Theory. This course is not available as an outside option.
GV4H9 Armed Groups: Violence, Governance and Mobilization 3 groups This course is available on the MSc in Conflict Studies. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
GV4H9 is a recommended option for the MSc Conflict Studies. Other students will be admitted subject to space, with preference given to Government Department students. The course is capped at two groups. The deadline for applications is 12 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4J3 Public Opinion, Political Psychology and Citizenship 1 group This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics and MSc in Political Science and Political Economy. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 1 group. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
GV4J4 Citizen Representation and Democracy in the European Union 1 group This course is available on the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 1 group.The deadline for receipt of applications will be 12 noon, Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.

GVXXX Courses managed by a different Department

For historical reasons, the courses listed below begin with GVXXX but are not actually managed by the Department of Government. You are therefore advised to familiarise yourself with the guidance and deadlines provided by the Departments that are responsible for managing them. It is your responsibility to make contact with the relevant department to ensure you have the details of their application policies and deadlines.

GV4XXX courses managed by a different LSE Department
GV Course Code GV Course Title Department Course is Managed By:
GV478/E Political Science and Public Policy Institute of Public Affairs
GV488E Regulatory Analysis Institute of Public Affairs
GV4B3 MPA Capstone Project Institute of Public Affairs
GV4B4 MPA Dissertation Institute of Public Affairs
GV4J2E Pubic Policy in Practice - Workshop 2 (EMPP) Institute of Public Affairs
GV4E4 Public Budgeting and Financial Management Institute of Public Affairs
GV4E4E Fiscal Governance and Budgeting Institute of Public Affairs
GV4G8E Public Policy in Practice - Workshop 1 Institute of Public Affairs
GV4G9E Public Policy in Practice - Workshop 2 Institute of Public Affairs
GV4H8E Executive MPP Capstone Project Institute of Public Affairs
GV4J1E Public Policy in Practice - Workshop 1 (EMPP) Institute of Public Affairs

 

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