UCAS code: LL34
Programme requirement: A level Sociology is not a requirement
Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B
International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level
Other qualifications are considered
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Applications 2013: 59
First year students 2013: 3
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Foundations of Social Policy, gives you a framework for understanding how and why societies have developed a variety of institutional arrangements to provide for their social welfare needs, focusing on key developments in Britain since the nineteenth century, but within a comparative perspective. Sociology and Social Policy introduces students to sociological ideas and thinking and seeks to link these to some key illustrative areas of social policy. You then choose either Key Issues in Contemporary Societies: An Introduction to Contemporary Sociology, which provides an introduction to different substantive areas of work in contemporary sociology or Key Concepts in Sociology: An Introduction to Sociological Theory which introduces sociological theory by examining the work and ideas of six key thinkers in social thought. You then choose one outside option from a range offered by LSE departments.
Second and third years
Implementing Social Policy: From Principles to Practice deals with various approaches to theorising about the state in terms of what each implies for its role in social policy interventions, and with issues involved in translating these approaches into practice - the implementation of social policy. Research Methods for Social Policy offers a comprehensive introduction to methods of social research in social policy. Sociological Analysis engages key sociological issues through the critical reading of empirical research studies.
In the third year Comparative and International Social Policy examines the distinct challenges of welfare provision faced by countries from across Europe and the developing world. You also choose one social policy option, one sociology option and one outside option from a choice of LSE departments.