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Studying Social Policy - A Taster Course (LS6873)

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Subject area
Humanities, Social Sciences
Course date


Two and a half hours (2 to 4.30pm)

Academic direction
The London School of Economics and Political Science


Come along to our taster course to experience two taster sessions with LSE academics, meet LSE students and discover the options available in the LSE Department of Social Policy.

Location: On campus 

Social policy is concerned with real world issues such as poverty, social exclusion and global population change. It is about understanding and addressing social problems in society and examines the formation and implementation of policy, and how this affects people’s wellbeing.

Picture of 3 social policy students

The LSE Travel Fund contributes towards the cost of standard rail or coach travel to and from the LSE campus for eligible students attending an on-campus taster course. Please visit the LSE Travel Fund webpage to check if you meet the eligibility requirements. 

Course requirements

Year 12 students only.

This LSE taster course is only open to those students with an interest in studying Social Policy, not any of the other subject areas offered by LSE.