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Master's programmes

What we offer

The Department of Social Policy Master's programmes offer teaching based on the highest quality empirical research in the field, ranking first in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent research. 

LSE is a place where people are doing exactly the kind of work you're learning to do here. Exactly what you're being taught they're grappling with in the real world
LSE Department of Social Policy Postgraduate programmes - MSc Social Policy (Research) LSE Department of Social Policy Postgraduate programmes - MSc Social Policy (Research)
LSE academics, current students and alumni present an overview of the MSc Social Policy (Research) programme. London School of Economics and Political Science

About our programmes

MSc study in the Department of Social Policy reflects approach to analysis of social and public policy that is international, interdisciplinary and applied. Taught by some of the leading researchers in their fields, our programmes draw on our particular strengths in international and comparative social and public policy, development, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), migration, population and health, criminology, behavioural public policy, and social policy research. They enable you to specialise in these areas, while providing you with a strong grounding in the core concerns of social and public policy and equipping your with the analytical skills to evaluate social and public policies. 

Social Policy Master's programmes 

MPA Public and Social Policy - Institute of Public Affairs (IPA)

The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is a two year, interdisciplinary, graduate programme in public policy and administration, with a special emphasis on rigourous empirical training, particularly in economics, econometrics and political science.

MPA Curriculum

The MPA Public and Social Policy stream focuses on the policy and economic analysis of public and social welfare. Core training in political science, economics and quantitative methods is complemented by a compulsory course in welfare analysis and measurement and further option courses across two years.

The MPA Public and Social Policy stream

The programme particularly equips students to pursue careers related to public service at local, national and international levels, in areas including consultancy and analysis as well as policy making and implementation in international organisations, primarily those with health policy, education, employment and social protection departments.

Careers, where will the MPA take you? 

MSc Social Research Methods- Department of Methodology

The MSc Social Research Methods is hosted by the Department of Methodology. The MSc programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop sophistication in research design and quantitative and qualitative research while maintaining a focus in a social scientific discipline.

MSc Social Research Methods programme information


Contact us

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 6650

Email: socialpolicy.msc@lse.ac.uk