MSc Alumni

Charles Sherwood (2016–2018)

12 February 2019|

At 58, I was a mature student, coming from a 30yr career in business and finance. I was a little apprehensive how I might be received. As it turned out, I just could not have found a more welcoming, stimulating, rewarding set of fellow students – and, for that matter, faculty. One reason for this is the sheer diversity […]

Cristian Larroulet (2015–2016)

3 May 2017|

I came to the LSE after a parallel career as a development economist and a junior instructor in philosophy of economics. Before coming to London, I have studied economics for several years (undergraduate and master) and have taken many courses in philosophy of science and moral philosophy. As many people with similar backgrounds know well, these two branches of […]

Cristóbal Otero (2015–2016)

5 April 2017|

I am an economist. I hold a B.A. and M.A. in economics and this year I will be starting my Ph.D. studies in economics at UC Berkeley. Yet I spent last year studying philosophy (M.Sc. in Philosophy of the Social Sciences) at the LSE.

Many people ask me why have I decided to study philosophy whereas I want to work […]

Chealsea Murtha (2015–2016)

10 March 2017|

The MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy is intense and demanding, but is also ultimately highly rewarding. The scope of the programme is broad. Students can ask and engage with the most esoteric of questions (How should we prepare for the advent of artificial intelligence with capabilities superior to humans?) to the most basic (What is equality?). There is […]

Alexandra Serenhov (2015–2016)

9 March 2017|

I would strongly recommend anyone to pursue a MSc in Philosophy of Science at the LSE. The intellectual challenge in combination with brilliant professors and classmates contributed to making this an experience for life. Worth to note is also that I found this degree tremendously useful when applying for jobs in the tech industry later on. A strong foundation […]

Jemima Welsh (2015–2016)

6 March 2017|

The MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy is a unique blend of theoretical and practical analysis, giving you wide scope to think deeply and critically about issues that press on the public consciousness. I found the subject material relevant and engaging, the assessment tasks challenging, and the lecturers supportive in their tireless attempts to push you further. I’ve broadened […]

Pujan Modi (2015–2016)

6 March 2017|

The MSc in Economics & Philosophy is the perfect degree for anyone interested in a more complete education in economics, which should investigate both the philosophical underpinnings and quantitative rigour of the subject. I was particularly impressed with how relevant the philosophy courses were to my understanding of economics. The programme and courses are designed to draw on the […]

Matías Reeves (2014–2015)

17 August 2016|

My time at the LSE was incredible. To live in London is a lifetime experience, but especially if you are doing something you love. The MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy (PPP) was exactly what I was looking for. After six years working on education, and in the middle of years of public debate in Chile, I decided that […]

Danielle Cohen Henriquez (2014–2015)

6 May 2016|

I would strongly recommend the MSc Philosophy and Public Policy [PPP] to anyone who wants to drill public policy issues down to their philosophical foundations. In my job as a policy officer the PPP programme still provides a guide to clear my thinking and ask the relevant (often-forgotten) moral questions.

The programme is interdisciplinary with a clear conceptual core. The […]

Elma Dujso (2014–2015)

14 April 2016|

Studying Philosophy and Public Policy at the LSE has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I have enjoyed being surrounded by inspiring and ambitious people as well as being part of a small faculty where professors are approachable and supportive. The programme has taught me to apply moral and political philosophical perspectives underlying public policy debates across multiple policy […]