London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Modules

Year 1: Foundations of social policy; economics B; quantitative methods (mathematics) and quantitative methods (statistics for economics); 1 outside option. Year 2: Principles of social policy; microeconomic principles 1; either macroeconomic principles or introduction to econometrics; research methods for social policy. Year 3: Comparative and international social policy; public economics; 1 option from social policy or economics; either 1 option from social policy or economics or an outside option.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £17,712  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 37
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%-85%
  • SQA Higher AAAAB
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 82%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 82%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 88%

Total Coursework: 12%

£4,900 - £8,200
Typical cost of university accommodation

£6,400 - £7,900
Typical cost of private accommodation