Year 1 at LSE MSc in International Social and Public Policy:
You will take two compulsory courses and complete a dissertation. You will also choose from a wide range of optional courses to the value of two units.
(* denotes a half unit)
International Social and Public Policy*
Introduces students to core issues, concepts, actors and debates shaping our understanding of social & public policy, its drivers and impacts.
Understanding Policy Research*
Provides transferable skills in applying and interpreting the results of a wide range of methods used in social and public policy research, and an understanding of the issues raised by the research process, including in the context of writing a dissertation.
An independent research project of 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.
Courses to the value of two units from a range of options
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
Year 2 at Fudan University:
The course structure of the Fudan year is composed of core courses (with an emphasis on social policy and processes in China), basic courses (on Chinese government and governance and Chinese language), and electives courses (with an emphasis on social policy issues of particular import to China and the developing world generally).
Students will be required to complete a minimum of 18 credits in year two at Fudan. This will include the transferal of some LSE credits from year 1.
Students must choose a minimum of:
7 credits of basic courses
Chinese Government and Governance (3.0)
Chinese Language I and II (4.0)
Transitional Chinese Society (3.0)
15 credits of core courses. (Students can transfer 3 credits from LSE if a course studied at LSE is equivalent to one core course of Fudan)
Chinese Social Policy (3.0)
Social Problems and Social Innovation in China (3.0)
Urban Society and Public Policy (3.0)
Policy and Program Evaluation (3.0)
Political Economy of China (3.0)
12 credits of elective courses (Students can transfer some or all of the 12 credits from LSE)
4 credits of Academic Activities and Social Practices
Students defend their draft thesis during their second year of study. An anonymous review of the final thesis is organised by Fudan University. This usually takes place in late April or early May. The formal thesis defence will take place in May at Fudan.
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