The London School of Economics and Political Science
Political Sociology MSc
The London School of Economics and Political Science

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

The programme is designed to look beneath the day to day controversies of politics in order to explore the underlying forces that either promote or retard political and social change. It provides students with the analytical tools and the empirical knowledge to understand some of the fundamental forces that have shaped, and are shaping, the world in which we live. The programme combines a strong core curriculum with the flexibility to develop individual interests and gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of politics and society, and to build up special expertise in particular areas.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree in any discipline with considered interest in the area covered by the MSc


Tuition Fees Political Sociology MSc

EU £15216 year 1
England UK £15216 year 1
Northern Ireland £15216 year 1
Scotland £15216 year 1
Wales £15216 year 1
International £23520 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About The London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics (LSE) is a Russell Group university, and is one of the member institutions of the University of London. Situated in the Westminster area of Central London, LSE is home to a diverse student body that comes from around the country and overseas to be a part of the experience.

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