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BSc International Social and Public Policy with Economics

Examine how economics can help us tackle global social policy challenges such as poverty, inequality and social justice.



On this BSC International Social and Public Policy with Economics, you’ll look at how different policy and economic approaches can help address social problems such as poverty and low pay. You’ll explore how the market economy affects people’s lives and the arguments for and against government intervention in different social policy areas.

You'll learn how different countries approach funding benefits, health and social care, education and social services. The programme assesses economic success at a national and international level (macroeconomics) and the interactions between firms, governments and individuals within countries (microeconomics).

This degree is taught by academics from two world-leading departments and you’ll benefit from the interdisciplinary study of social policy and economics.

Our graduates are well prepared for careers in many different areas, such as government, NGOs and international organisations.

This is a major/minor degree programme – with the main focus on social policy and economics as the minor component.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

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I love the holistic nature of my programme which allows me to pick up quantitative and qualitative skills.
Simone Lim, Singapore, BSc International Social and Public Policy with Economics

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We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


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You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


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Graduate destinations


The skills you'll develop by studying social policy are attractive to a range of employers. Our graduates have found work in a variety of industries including; politics and government, education and teaching, banking and finance, NGOs, charities and international development, as well as journalism, media and publishing, advertising marketing and PR, and accounting and auditing.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Median salary of our undergraduate students 15 months after graduating:


Top 4 sectors our students work in:

Government, Public Sector and Policy
Financial and Professional Services
Accounting and Auditing

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