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The Department of Social Policy

International Social and Public Policy with Politics is a study in improving wellbeing for the masses. Understanding effective welfare provisions is complemented by an in-depth understanding of the state. Being part of LSE’s epic Social Policy Department delivers opportunities and compassion that has made my university experience second to none within the discipline.

Paul Keen, BSc International Social and Public Policy with Politics

Welcome to the Department of Social Policy and congratulations on your offer to study with us. Here you can meet our students and staff virtually and find out more about the Department and your programme. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us.

We hope you can get a sense of what we as a Department are all about, from the comfort of your home, and hope to have you join us in September.

A good place to start would be to watch the below video from Professor Kitty Stewart welcoming you to the Department and have a look at our FAQs for offer holders.

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Deputy Head of Department Professor Kitty Stewart welcomes offer holders to the Department

If you have any questions regarding your application then please contact the undergraduate admissions team.

Visit the Department webpages

Top three reasons why you should study social policy at LSE

  1. Our curriculum is research-led and is taught by social policy experts.
  2. Our teaching encourages students to compare local UK policy with policies from countries all around the globe.
  3. Our teaching and research relates to real and current policy debates.

For more information about us as a Department take a look at our departmental webpages and watch the video below on why you should study international social policy.

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Academics in the Department explain why you should study international social policy at LSE

Hear from our students

To find out more about what it is like to be a student in the Department have a look at the series of videos on our student opportunities page, which provide more information on what extra department activities you could get involved with once you join us. Read our student blog posts:

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Our students describe what it is like to be a student in the Department
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BSc Social Policy student Richard talks about life at LSE

 

Finally if you still want to find out more then take a look at our YouTube playlist for a whole range of videos to help you explore social policy at LSE.

Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day 2021

Watch the Department of Social Policy offer holders' sessions from our Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day in April 2021: 

Listen to talks and taster sessions from previous events

Watch our 2020 Virtual Open Day Social Policy Q&A sessions:
Session 1

Session 2

Find out more details about your programme

Click on the programme you have received an offer for to remind yourself about the detail of the course you have applied for including information on careers, programme structure, course choices and teaching at LSE.

Our research and events

As a department we are always busy. Explore our research, our blog and the events we put on below.

Explore our research

Take a look at our events

Explore podcasts and videos from previous events

Read the LSE Social Policy Blog

Read the latest departmental news


Stay in touch with us between now and September

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