This unique joint honours degree combines courses from the fields of government (politics) and philosophy, in approximately equal weighting, whilst providing a considerable amount of choice in the specific courses taken within each field.
Rather than simply studying the core elements of politics and philosophy “side by side”, the aim of this degree is to show how the study of each is relevant for understanding political practices and behaviour, and for the understanding and development of political ideals. To this purpose, in their third year, students will take a course in Philosophy and Public Policy, which examines specific policy questions from conceptual and normative perspectives.
The First Year
|Reason, Knowledge and Values: An Introduction to Philosophy|
|Introduction to Political Theory|
|Introduction to Political Science|
|LSE100 (Lent term only)|
The Second Year
|Any course from Government List A|
|An approved outside option or a further course from Government List A|
|Either Philosophy, Morals and Politics or Contemporary Political Theory|
|Either Philosophy of the Social Sciences or Philosophy of Science|
|LSE100 (Michaelmas term only)|
The Third Year
|Either:||Any course from Government List B||Or:||GV390 Government Dissertation Option||Or:||PH399 Dissertation in Philosophy|
|PH222 Philosophy and Public Policy|
|Either a course from Government List A or an approved course taught outside of the departments of Government and Philosophy if an outside option was not already taken.|
|Either:||A course from Government List A||Or:||A course from the Philosophy List||Or:||An approved course taught outside of the departments of Government and Philosophy.|
Please note that where Philosophy degree programmes permit “options”, these must be selected from amongst courses at LSE. In general, only courses administered by LSE count towards our degree programmes.
This information is provided for guidance only. The definitive statement of all of the School’s regulations can be found on the LSE Calendar.