London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

Introduce students to a range of interdisciplinary approaches to the social scientific analysis of inequality; develop theoretical awareness of different conceptions of the meaning of inequality and its various dimensions; introduce students to the political economy of inequality and the role of political institutions in combating inequality; introduce students to different methods for the measurement of inequality, both quantitative and qualitative; make students familiar with debates on the causes and consequences of increasing global inequality; allow students to place issues of inequality in a fully international context; give students the skills and awareness to go onto conducting research in the area of inequalities.

Course Additional Entry

2.1 in any discipline, with social science background and/or work experience in the social policy field advantageous but not essential.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate)