Social Policy and EconomicsUCAS Code: LLK1
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Main entry requirements
A in A Level Maths is required.
666 at Higher Level (including Maths) also required.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers13%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Social policy is about understanding and addressing social problems in society. It examines the formation and implementation of policy, and how this affects people’s well-being. The subject is diverse and exciting, and plays a crucial role in contemporary politics. The programme aims to develop your ability to critically evaluate the effectiveness of social policy, widening your understanding of social issues and the position of people in society. Across the three years, you will have the opportunity to take a comparative approach, studying policy both in the UK and in other parts of the world. Consideration will also be given to how members of different groups within society, such as those defined by gender, social class and ethnicity, are affected by policies and measures. You will study policies at local, national and international levels and in many different kinds of organisations ranging from international bodies and central government agencies to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and informal networks of mutual aid. We also examine the making of legislation, such as Acts of Parliament, European Union Directives and international instruments, and the taking of public expenditure decisions.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a specialist university with an international intake and global reach. Its research and teaching span the breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has a reputation for academic excellence. The LSE campus is situated off Aldwych in central London.
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