UCAS code: LL42 BSc/SocPGo
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: 140
First year students 2013: 21
Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations.
The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.
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. Introduction to Political Science is an introduction to politics in a globalised world, with a focus on how political science tries to understand and explain cross-country and cross-time differences. Introduction to Political Theory offers an introduction to the study of politics and political theory through the thought and texts of some of the most important western political theorists. You also choose one outside option from a range of LSE departments.
Second and third years
There are two compulsory courses in the second year. 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 will give you a comprehensive introduction to methods of social research with a statistical emphasis. You also choose one social policy option and one government option.
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 then also choose one social policy option and one government option. You also choose either one option from government or social policy or one outside option.