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Capped courses 2015/16 (postgraduate)

Capped Courses 2015/16


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 17/08/2015)

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

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

Course Code

Course Name


GV408 Contemporary Disputes About Justice 2 groups
GV427 Democracy and Democratisation in South and East Asia 2 groups
GV432 Government and Politics in China 2 groups
GV441 States and Markets 3 groups
GV442 Globalization and Democracy 2 groups
GV465 War, Peace and the Politics of National Self-Determination 4 groups
GV477 Comparative Public Policy Change 2 groups
GV479 Nationalism 1 group
GV488 Law and Politics of Regulation 1 group
GV4A5 International Migration and Imigration Management 2 groups
GV4A8 Nationalism, Political Violence and Terrorism 3 groups
GV4B7 The Liberal Idea of Freedom 2 groups
GV4C2 Globalisation, Conflict and Post-Totalitarianism 2 groups
GV4C5 Politics of Economic Policy 2 groups
GV4C6 Legislative Politics: EU 2 groups
GV4C9 Democratisation and its Discontents in South East Asia 1 group
GV4D3 Local Power in an Era of Globalization, Democratization and Decentralization 2 groups
GV4D4 The Politics and Inequality and Redistribution 3 groups
GV4E3 Democratisation, Conflict and Statebuilding 2 groups
GV4F4 Politics of Policy Advice 2 groups
GV4F5 Advanced Study of Key Political Thinkers 1 group
GV4F7 The Political Theory of Jürgen Habermas 1 group
GV4F9 African Politics, Wars and Violence 2 groups
GV4G4 Comparative Conflict Analysis 3 groups
GV4H1 Contemporary Chinese Thought 2 groups
GV4H3 Feminist Political Theory 2 groups
GV4H9 Armed Groups: Violence, Governance and Mobilization 2 groups

Courses not running 2015/16

Some of the courses offered by the Government Department are not available each year. The below postgraduate courses are not running for the 2015/16 academic year (updated 17/08/15).

If a course you had planned to take is not running in your prospective year of study, you are encouraged to consider taking a course which is similar in content in another LSE department or, where this is no similar course available, to consider taking an intercollegiate option at another University of London college.

The list of outside options for postgraduate students can be found on the LSE Calendar website.

The list of colleges from which an intercollegiate course might be considered can be found on the University of London website.

Please note that all requests for taking outside or intercollegiate options would need to be approved by both the course convenor/receiving institution and your academic adviser and the LSE Registry division.

Cancelled postgraduate courses 2015/16 (updated 06/03/15)
Course Code Course name
GV403 Network Regulation
GV476 Twentieth Century European Liberal Thought
GV498 Multiculturalism
GV4A2 Citizens' Political Behaviour in Europe: Elections, Public Opinion and Identities
GV4C4 Legislative Politics: US
DV4D7 Dilemmas of Equality
GV4B8 The Politics of Civil Wars
GV4C4 Legislative Politics: US
GV4E8 Conflict and Institutional Design in Divided Societies
GV4G6 Nationalism and Global Politics
GV4H2 Contemporary India: The World's Largest Democracy
GV4H6 Behavioural and Experimental Political Economy
GV4H7 Subnational Politics in Comparative Perspective