MSc Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning)

Programme code: TMSPSPP (Formerly MSc Social Policy and Planning)

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: two half unit compulsory courses, attend the non-assessed course SA4C1, optional courses to the value of two full units and a dissertation.

Paper

Course number and title

 

Compulsory courses

1

SA488

Social Policy: Goals and Issues (H)

SA4C9

Social Policy: Organisation and Innovation (H)

2 & 3

Optional courses
Choose to the value of two full units from the following courses:

GI414

Theorising Gender and Social Policy (H)

GI415

Gender and European Welfare States (H)

GI417

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

GY441

The Politics of Housing (H)

GY454

Urban Policy and Planning (H)

HP400

Financing Health Care (H)

HP402

Measuring Health System Performance (H)

PS466

Happiness (H)

PS467

Behavioural Science (H)

SA409

Social Security Policies (H)

SA429

Understanding Social (Dis)advantage (H)

SA451

Social Policy Research

SA4B5

International Planning and Children's Rights (H)

SA4B8

Ethnicity, Race and Social Policy (H)

SA4B9

Education Policy, Reform and Financing (H)

SA4C6

International Housing and Human Settlements (H)

SA4C8

Global Social Policy and International Organisations (H)

SA4D5

Social Rights and Human Welfare (H)

SA4F1

Migration: Current Research, Critical Approaches (H)

SA4F7

The Economics of European Policy (H)

SA4F8

Behavioural Public Policy (H)

SA4F9

Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities (H)

SA4G8

The Third Sector (H)

SA4H7

Urbanisation and Social Policy in the Global South (H)

SA4K5

Issues in Contemporary Policing (H)

SA4L1

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

SA4L4

Behaviour, Happiness and Public Policy (withdrawn 2017/18)

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 full or half unit course from another MSc programme *

4

SA471

Dissertation: Social Policy and Planning (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 your tutor, the MSc Programme Director and the Course Tutor.

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.