BSc in Social Policy 

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Programme Code: UBSPA3

For all first year students in 2016-17 

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Paper

Course number and title

See note

LSE100 The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

1

SA100

Foundations of Social Policy

2

SA104

Social Economics and Policy

3

One of the following:

 

SA101

Sociology and Social Policy

SA103

Introduction to Global Population Change

SA105

Crime and Society  (n/a 16/17)

4

An approved paper taught outside the Department. The following courses are strongly recommended:

 

EC100

Economics A or

EC102

Economics B §

GV100

Introduction to Political Theory

GV101

Introduction to Political Science

GY100

Introduction to Geography

MG103

Management, Labour and Work  (n/a 16/17)

PH103

Reason, Knowledge and Values: An Introduction to Philosophy

PS102

Social Psychology

SO110

Power, Inequality, and Difference: Contemporary Themes in Sociology

Year 2

5

SA219

Comparative and International Social Policy

6

SA201

Research Methods for Social Policy

7

One from the Selection List below

8

Either a paper from the Selection List below or an approved paper taught outside the Department

Year 3

9

One from the Selection List below

10

SA349 A Long Essay on an Approved Topic

11

One from the Selection List below

12

Either one from the Selection List below or an approved paper taught outside the Department.

Notes

§ Course allocation dependant on Economics A-level or equivalent background. See course guides for further information.

 

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.

 

LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.

Selection List

SA101

Sociology and Social Policy*

SA103

Introduction to Global Population Change

SA105

Crime and Society*  (n/a 16/17)

SA204

Education Policy

SA217

Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice

SA218

Criminological Perspectives

SA221

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Change

SA223

Health and Social Care Policy

SA250

Demographic Description and Analysis

SA302

Assessing Social Progress  (n/a 16/17)

SA309

Crime Control: Ideas and Controversies

Notes

* If not taken under Paper 3 above. SA101 and SA105 cannot be taken in Year 3 by Social Policy students.