MSc in Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy)

Programme code: TMSPEUCSP

Department: Social Policy

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take compulsory courses to the value of one unit, optional courses to the value of two units, the non-assessed course SA4C1 and a dissertation as shown.

Paper

Course number and title

1

SA4L1

The Governance of Welfare: The Nation State and the European Union (H)

2

SA488

Social Policy: Goals and Issues (H)

3

European Contextual options
Two half units from:

 

EU420

European Union Law and Government (H) *

EU421

Policy-Making in the European Union (H)

EU439

Political and Fiscal Integration and Disintegration in EU Member States (H)

EU453

The Political Economy of European Welfare States (H)

 

IR431

European Union Policy-Making in a Global Context (H) (not available 2017/18)

 

SA4F7

The Economics of European Social Policy (H) (not available 2017/18)

 

Or another appropriate course(s) with approval of the Programme Director.

4

Social Policy Options
Courses to the value of one full unit:

 

GI414

Theorising Gender and Social Policy (H)

GI415

Gender and European Welfare States (H)

GI417

Gender, Population, and Policy (H) (not available 2017/18)

GY454

Urban Policy and Planning

HP400

Financing Health Care (H)

HP402

Measuring Health System Performance (H)

SA409

Social Security Policies (H)

SA429

Understanding Social (Dis)advantage (H)

SA451

Social Policy Research

SA4B8

Ethnicity, Race and Social Policy (H)

SA4B9

Education Policy, Reform and Financing (H)

SA4C6

International Housing and Human Settlements (H)

SA4C9

Social Policy: Organisation and Innovation (H)

SA4D5

Social Rights and Human Welfare (H)

SA4F1

Migration: Current Research, Critical Approaches (H)

SA4F8

Behavioural Public Policy (H)

SA4F9

Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities (H)

SA4G8

The Third Sector (H)

SA4K5

Issues in Contemporary Policing (H)

SA4L6

Illegal Drugs and Their Control: Theory, Policy and Practice (H)

SA4L7

Policing, Security and Globalisation (H)

SA4M1

Politics of Social Policy: Welfare and Work in Comparative Perspective (H)

SA4N8

Riots, Disorder and Urban Violence (H)

SA4X6

Welfare Analysis and Measurement

 

Or a course from another MSc programme with approval from the Programme Director and the Course Teacher.

5

SA466

European and Comparative Social Policy - Long Essay (10,000 words) to be handed in by 1 September

SA4C1

Long Essay and the Research Process (not assessed)

Notes

* May only be taken with the permission of the Course Tutor and the MSc Programme Director.

It is not always possible to offer students a place on each of their preferred courses. This is particularly the case where courses are offered outside the Department of Social Policy (ie not prefixed with 'SA'). For further information please see lse.ac.uk/socialPolicyCourses.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.