Natalie Raaber

I was drawn to LSE's interdisciplinary, dynamic and theoretical approach to academic study; specifically, I valued my programme's focus on critical questioning, epistemology and research into and the analysis of political and moral philosophy. 

The MSc in Philosophy, Policy and Social Value provides the unique opportunity to combine the study of moral and political philosophy with that of public policy, offering a strong interdisciplinary and practical component. The MSc is intensive and comprehensive, covering a broad range of topics in political and moral philosophy, challenging those with a background in philosophy, while remaining accessible to those with an undergraduate degree in a different discipline. 

LSE has provided a backdrop of diversity, both in the academic backgrounds of attending students and professors as well as in their personal experiences and origins. The energy of a global city, the access to leading and progressive social science research and the high level of intellectual curiosity within the academic community contribute to the LSE's draw. Furthermore, the speaker selection at LSE provides a rare opportunity to engage in challenging debate with leaders in academia, government and international non-governmental organisations. 

Upon completion of the programme, I plan on pursuing work as a research assistant in foreign policy development, with a specific focus on international human rights. Following this, I plan on attending Law School in New York in the fall of 2007. Ultimately, I would like to combine my degree in Philosophy and one in Law to pursue a career in international human rights law and policy.

Please see, MSc Philosophy, Policy and Social Value (now MSc Philosophy and Public Policy)