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Master's programmes

The high quality research environment in the Department enables academics to draw on their own research in their lectures and seminars. The teaching is 'research-led' - a term that means far more than the teaching being empirically based on up-to-date research, but that those teaching have an enthusiasm and energy that puts them at the forefront of policy debates and which engenders a sense of involvement, potential and confidence in those studying social policy at LSE.

Please refer to the links in the left-hand menu for programme specific information.

Please also refer to the Department Index of courses for further information about the course units/half units offered in the Department of Social Policy, including course suspension, withdrawal and capping (limited places) updates.

ESRC funding

The following Master's are all eligible for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 funding:

The 1+3 scheme provides funding for a one year research training Master's linked to a three year PhD and is designed for students who have not already completed an ESRC-recognised programme of research training.