MSc Alumni in Philosophy & Public Policy

Charles Sherwood (2016–2018)

12 February 2019|

At 58, I was a mature student, coming from a 30yr career in business and finance. I was a little apprehensive how I might be received. As it turned out, I just could not have found a more welcoming, stimulating, rewarding set of fellow students – and, for that matter, faculty. One reason for this is the sheer diversity […]

Chealsea Murtha (2015–2016)

10 March 2017|

The MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy is intense and demanding, but is also ultimately highly rewarding. The scope of the programme is broad. Students can ask and engage with the most esoteric of questions (How should we prepare for the advent of artificial intelligence with capabilities superior to humans?) to the most basic (What is equality?). There is […]

Jemima Welsh (2015–2016)

6 March 2017|

The MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy is a unique blend of theoretical and practical analysis, giving you wide scope to think deeply and critically about issues that press on the public consciousness. I found the subject material relevant and engaging, the assessment tasks challenging, and the lecturers supportive in their tireless attempts to push you further. I’ve broadened […]

Matías Reeves (2014–2015)

17 August 2016|

My time at the LSE was incredible. To live in London is a lifetime experience, but especially if you are doing something you love. The MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy (PPP) was exactly what I was looking for. After six years working on education, and in the middle of years of public debate in Chile, I decided that […]

Danielle Cohen Henriquez (2014–2015)

6 May 2016|

I would strongly recommend the MSc Philosophy and Public Policy [PPP] to anyone who wants to drill public policy issues down to their philosophical foundations. In my job as a policy officer the PPP programme still provides a guide to clear my thinking and ask the relevant (often-forgotten) moral questions.

The programme is interdisciplinary with a clear conceptual core. The […]

Elma Dujso (2014–2015)

14 April 2016|

Studying Philosophy and Public Policy at the LSE has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I have enjoyed being surrounded by inspiring and ambitious people as well as being part of a small faculty where professors are approachable and supportive. The programme has taught me to apply moral and political philosophical perspectives underlying public policy debates across multiple policy […]

Licong Liu (2013–2014)

7 January 2015|

The time I spent studying MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy at the LSE has been both pleasant and rewarding. I thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of literatures that I was exposed to, as well as the inspiring philosophical discussions I had with professors and fellow classmates. I was constantly impressed and inspired by the academic rigor here.  Yet […]

Rikke Sommer (2013–2014)

7 January 2015|

I followed the program MSc Philosophy and Public Policy in 2013-14 as a full-time student. My program comprised of the courses Philosophy and Public Policy, Evidence and Scientific Methods, Organisational and Business Ethics and an outside option, Organizational Behaviour. I finish with a dissertation where I developed a justification for corporatized companies.

I joined the philosophy department with a background […]

Canace Wong (2012–2013)

29 September 2013|

I’ve currently accept the offer to the graduate training program at London-based Financial PR and Investor Relations firm Abchurch Communications. I mainly work with Asian clients who wish to seek investors in London, and to ensure that their Financial PR, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations are accessible to a wider audience. My long term goal is to bring the […]

Federico Mor (2012–2013)

29 September 2013|

I thoroughly enjoyed my PPP studies at the LSE. I came from a different background (Literature), but rather than a hindrance, it made the whole experience even more enriching for me. It’s been great to engage in applied philosophical thinking, as it enhanced my analytical skills at the ideal and non-ideal level alike.

I now am a finance trainee for […]