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Capped Courses 2015/16 (postgraduate)

Capped and Controlled Access 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 18/09/2015)

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 is a capped course. Priority will be given to MSc Political Theory Students. Please provide a very brief statement in support of your application for a place on this course. The deadline for application is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm. Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by Wednesday 7 October 2015.
GV427 Democracy and Democratisation in South and East Asia 2 groups This is a capped course. Priority will be given to MSc Comparative Politics and MSc Global Politics students. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Monday 5 October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Tuesday 6 October 2015. 
GV432 Government and Politics in China 2 groups This is a capped course. Priority will be given to MSc Comparative Politics and MSc Global Politics students. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Monday 5 October 2015 at 5:30pm. Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Tuesday 6 October 2015. 
GV441 States and Markets 3 groups This is a capped course.  Priority will be given to MSc Comparative Politics students, followed by students on any other Government Department MSc programme, followed by students on the MSc in Development Studies programme, and finally students from other programmes. There is no need to fill out a statement of your reasons for wishing to take the course. Spaces will be filled according to the priorities specified above; in the event that not all members of some priority group can be admitted, admissions offers will be made in order of the date and time application to take the course was submitted. The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5th October 2015; a wait list will be maintained against the event that some students who have received an offer decide not to take the course.   
GV442 Globalization and Democracy 2 groups This is a capped course. Priority will be given to MSc Global Politics students.  Please ensure that you include a brief statement with your reasons for wishing to take the course, and whether you attended the first lecture. Admissions will be decided on the basis of the student’s degree programme, attendance at the first lecture, and reason for wishing to take the course (in that order). The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd October 2015 at 5:30pm. Late applications may be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5th October 2015. During the previous two academic years, all interested students have been offered a place in due course.
GV465 War, Peace and the Politics of National Self-Determination 4 groups This is a capped course. Priority will be given to students on the MSc Comparative Politics, MSc Global Politics, MSc Human Rights and MSc Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation, but students from all departments and programmes are welcome to apply. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30pm on Thursday 1st October. 
GV467 Introduction to Comparative Politics Controlled Access This course is compulsory for MSc Comparative Politics students.  If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically.  All optional students need to obtain the approval of Dr Woodruff. In the (fairly rare) event that spaces are available for students not on MSc Comparative Politics, these will be allocated first to students on MSc China in Comparative Politics, who do not need to submit a statement of reasons they wish to take the course, in order of the date and time application to take the course was submitted. Applicants from other programmes should provide a statement of why they wish to take the course.  The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5th October 2015. 
GV477 Comparative Public Policy Change 2 groups This is a capped course. Priority will be given to MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration students. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.  The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5 October 2015. 
GV479 Nationalism 1 group This is a capped course. Priority will be given to MSc Comparative Politics students, then students on the MSc Conflict Studies and MSc Global Politics, followed by MSc in Development Studies, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in International Affairs, MSc in International Relations, MSc in Political Sociology, MSc in Politics and Communication, MSc in Sociology and MSc in Theory and History of International Relations. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on 5 October 2015. 
GV481 Political Science and Political Economy Controlled Access This course is compulsory on the MSc in Political Science and Political Economy. If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Please include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5.30pm. Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5.30pm on Monday 5 October 2015.
GV488 Law and Politics of Regulation 1 group This is a capped course. This course is compulsory on the MSc Regulation programme. If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically. It is not available as an outside option.
GV4A4 The Politics of Globalization Controlled Access

This course is compulsory for MSc Global Politics students. If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically.  It is also available to other MSc students with permission of the teacher and if space is available. If you are not an MSc Global Politics student, please include a statement about why you want to take the course. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 September. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will receive a response by Friday 2 October.

If you are an MSc Global Politics student, once you have been accepted onto this course you should sign up for the GV4A4 seminar and the GV4A4.2 dissertation workshop seminars.

GV4A8 Nationalism, Political Violence and Terrorism 3 groups This course is capped. Priority will be given to students on the MSc Conflict Studies programme, then to MSc Global Politics students. It is also available as an outside option to students on other programmes, subject to space and where regulations permit. Please provide a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is 5.30pm Friday 2 October. Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5.30pm on Monday 5 October 2015.
GV4B7 The Liberal Idea of Freedom 2 groups This is a capped course.  Priority will be given to students on the MSc in Political Theory and the MSc in Human Rights. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.  The deadline for applications is 2nd October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will receive a response by 5.30pm on Monday 5 October. 
GV4C2 Globalisation, Conflict and Post-Totalitarianism 2 groups This is a capped course.  Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.  The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5th October 2015. 
GV4C5 Politics of Economic Policy 2 groups This is a capped course. Priority will be given to students on the following courses (in order of priority): MSc in Political Science and Political Economy; MPA in European Public and Economic Policy; MPA in Public and Economic Policy; MSc in Public Policy and Administration; MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University); MPA in Public Policy and Management;  MPA in International Development;  MPA in Public and Social Policy; and MSc in EU Politics. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.  The deadline for applications is Monday 28 September 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Wednesday 7 October 2015. 
GV4C6 Legislative Politics: EU 2 groups This is a capped course.  Priority will be given to students 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 (Research), MSc in Political Science and Political Economy, MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration programmes. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.   The course is also available as an outside option with permission from the course convenor and where regulations permit. The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm. You will receive a response by 5:30pm on Monday 5 October 2015.
GV4C9 Democratisation and its Discontents in South East Asia 1 group This is a capped course.  Early application is advised. Priority will be given to students on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Conflict Studies, and MSc in Global Politics programmes. The course is also open to students on the MSc in Development Studies and MSc in Religion in the Contemporary World programmes if there are remaining places available. The course is also available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.  The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 October 2015 at 5:00pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:00pm on Monday, 5 October 2015.
 
GV4D3 Local Power in an Era of Globalization, Democratization and Decentralization 2 groups This is a capped course.  Early application is advised. Priority will be given to students on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Conflict Studies, and MSc in Global Politics programmes, with any remaining available places also open to students on the MSc in Development Studies programme. The course is also  potentially available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 October 2015 at 5:00pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:00pm on Monday, 5 October 2015.
 
GV4D4 The Politics and Inequality and Redistribution 3 groups This is a capped course.  Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.  If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically. Priority will be given to students on the following programmes (in order) MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Inequalities and Social Science, MSc in Political Science and Political Economy, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Global Politics (Global Civil Society),  MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 17:00.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 17:30 on Monday 5 October 2015. 
GV4E3 Democratisation, Conflict and Statebuilding 2 groups This is a capped course.  Priority will be given to MSc Conflict Studies students, though other students are encouraged to apply. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Monday 5th October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30pm on Wednesday 7th October 2015.
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. It  is not available as an outside option to students on other programmes. If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically.  
GV4F2 Popular Politics in the Middle East 3 groups This is a capped course.  Priority will be given to MSc Comparative Politics students. The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 pm on Monday 5 October 2015. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.
GV4F4 Politics of Policy Advice 2 groups This is a capped course. Priority will be given to MSc in Public Administration and Government (LSE and Peking University) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5 October 2015. 
GV4F7 The Political Theory of Jürgen Habermas 1 group This is a capped course.  Priority will be given to MSc Political Theory students. Please include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5 October 2015. 
GV4F9 African Politics, Wars and Violence 2 groups

This is a capped course.  Priority will be given to students on the MSc in Comparative Politics. It is also available to students on the MSc in Conflict Studies and as an outside option to students in other Government Department programmes and other LSE Departments where regulations permit. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your motivation and qualifications for taking the course.  The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5 October 2015.

GV4G4 Comparative Conflict Analysis 3 groups This course is compulsory on the MSc Conflict Studies programme. It  is not available as an outside option to students on other programmes. If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically.  
GV4H1 Contemporary Chinese Thought 2 groups This is a capped course.  Priority will be given to MSc Political Theory students in the first instance and then MSc China in Comparative Perspective. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.  The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5 October 2015. 
GV4H3 Feminist Political Theory 2 groups This is a capped course. Priority will be given to students on the MSc in Political Theory, MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation and the MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Thursday 2nd October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30 on Monday 5th  October 2015. 
GV4H4 Foundations of Political Theory Controlled Access This course is for MSc Political Theory students only. It is not available as an outside option. If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically 
GV4H9 Armed Groups: Violence, Governance and Mobilization 2 groups This is a capped course. It is a recommended option for the MSc Conflict Studies. Other students will be admitted subject to space, with preference given to Government Department students. Please include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course, and please indicate whether you are a Government Department student and if so, if you are in the Msc conflict studies program. The deadline for applications is Thursday October 1, 2015 at 5:30pm.  You will receive a response by 5:30 on Wednesday October 5, 2015. 
GV4J3 Public Opinion, Political Psychology and Citizenship 1 group This is a capped course. Priority will be given to MSc Comparative Politics and MSc Political Science and Political Economy students. It is also available to students on other programmes where regulations permit and with permission of the convenor. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Friday 2 October 2015 at 5:30pm. Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30pm on Monday 5 October 2015. 
GV4J4 Citizen Representation and Democracy in the European Union 1 group This is a capped course.  The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd October 2015 at 5:30pm.  Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by noon on Monday 5 October 2015. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course.  

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: Application Policy
 GV4A5 International Migration and Public Policy  Sociology This course is compulsory on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy.  If a restricted access or capped course is the core course for your MSc programme, it will be added to your course choices automatically. Students on other relevant degree programmes may attend subject to numbers, their own degree regulations and the written permission of the teacher responsible. Please ensure that you include a brief statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the course. The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd October 2015 at 5:30pm. Late applications will not be considered. You will receive a response by 5:30pm on Monday  5th October 2015. 
 GV478/E  Political Science and Public Policy Institute of Public Affairs  
GV482 Political Science and Political Economy: Advanced 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  
GV4D5 Organisations, Power and Leadership 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  
GV4J2E Public Policy in Practice - Workshop 2 (EMPP) Institute of Public Affairs  

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 18/09/2015).

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 at LSE 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. If you want to apply to take an intercollegiate option, please follow the process set out on the Taking a Course Outside LSE webpage.

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
GV4C4 Legislative Politics: US
GV4E8 Conflict and Institutional Design in Divided Societies
GV4F5 Advanced Study of Key Political Thinkers
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
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