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Ramesh Kugendran

November 24th, 2022

Ten reasons why you should study Social Policy at LSE

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Ramesh Kugendran

November 24th, 2022

Ten reasons why you should study Social Policy at LSE

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Thinking of doing to a Social Policy undergraduate degree at LSE? Continue reading to learn why you ought to study with us.

1. Excellent teaching

As with other departments, you will be learning from some of the leading academics in the world within the realm of social sciences. This is demonstrated by the fact that in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, “LSE has been ranked top in Europe — and second in the world — in social sciences and management subjects for the ninth consecutive year“.

2. Ability to learn coding

At the BSc Social Policy programme, we study fundamental elements of coding. For example, in SP201 Research Methods for Social Policy, STATA 16 is deployed to present the findings of essential quantitative and qualitative data analyses. This is extremely beneficial if you have a desire to work in FinTech, Tech or even Finance!

3. Flexibility with modules

Each year, the Department of Social Policy offers a variety of courses that delve into various facets of Social and Public Policy. If this isn’t enough, you are encouraged to choose modules beyond your home department. You will be permitted to enrol in a different course from another department as long as you fulfil the criteria and have the prerequisites to study the module. Last year, for example, I received my top grades from the two modules I selected from the Department of Management.

4. The cosy department

Since the department is smaller in comparison to other departments at the School, it allows you to form strong bonds with both your peers and the faculty.

5. Excellent job prospects

The degree opens several opportunities when it comes to choosing a career owing to its multidisciplinary nature. Since you have module flexibility, you may tailor the degree programme to a profession you want to work within in the future. For example, I picked several social economics and management classes because I want to start a career in finance, whilst others chose politics modules due to their desire to work in the public sector.

6. Non-academic incentives

Monthly activities are also arranged by the department, alongside the Student Committee. For example, this academic year has already seen third-year students go on a Cumberland Lodge Excursion as well as Bowling and various dinners. Additionally, a boat party was held earlier in the calendar year, in July, to commemorate the end of the 21/22 academic year!

7. Self-growth

A dissertation is required in your final year of the BSc Social Policy curriculum. While many of you may not have produced essays longer than 5,000 words, this dissertation will consolidate all you have learned and will truly put your mental and physical abilities to the test. But don’t worry! During your studies, as the years pass, you will grow as an individual and that will be reflected in your writing style and interpersonal skills.

8. Transferable skills

Because of the department’s collaborative approach, there are a variety of skills to be learned in the programme that will benefit you. While there is a wide spectrum of skills to be learned, I feel the top three qualities I have acquired from studying Social Policy at LSE are presentational skills, teamwork and time management.

9. Pastoral support

Life at university may be difficult at times and situations outside of campus, such as family or financial woes, can influence your academic experience and health. Having said that, the Department of Social Policy has a fantastic support team to help with student welfare. Additionally, there are a plethora of Student Wellbeing services that can be found here.

10. A degree!

Eventually, you will be awarded an undergraduate degree from a world-renowned university!

These are undoubtedly only a few of the reasons why I recommend studying Social Policy at LSE. However, if you would want to learn more about the School’s programmes, click here.

Furthermore, if you have any queries regarding studying Social Policy at LSE, get in touch with the Student Marketing and Recuitment team.

About the author

Ramesh Kugendran

Welcome to my blog! I'm Ramesh Kugendran, a student of International Social and Public Policy at LSE. As someone who is passionate about Social and Public Policy, I am excited to share my thoughts, insights, and experiences on this blog. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading my blog!

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