This joint double degree program is offered by Fudan University and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The program will provide top-quality international and multidisciplinary research and teaching on social and public policy challenges facing countries across the world.
The duration of this program is 24 months full-time. The first year of the program will be spent in the Department of Social Policy at LSE, where students will study the International Social and Public Policy of contemporary social, political and economic problems, such as poverty, inequality, crime, unemployment, healthcare, education and housing, and the potential policy responses to them. Students will do their second-year study at the Institute for Global Public Policy at Fudan University in Shanghai, on issues of social policy and governance in the Chinese context and beyond. This double degree master's program is delivered by world-leading experts in the fields of social policy and public policy.
Students who fulfill the graduation and degree requirements of LSE and Fudan will be awarded the Master of Management in Public Policy from Fudan University, and the MSc in International Social and Public Policy from LSE.
Year 1 at LSE (Details can be found at LSE website).
Year 2 at Fudan University: Thirty-four (34) credits in total.
Chinese Government and Governance
Chinese political theories courses
Fall & Spring
Language courses I and II
Fall & Spring
Urban Society and Public Policy
Chinese Society and Social Policy
Health and Social Policy
Social Problems and Social Innovation
Policy and Program Evaluation
Environmental Policy in China
Digital Government in China
Global Political Economy
Corruption and Governance in Comparative Perspective
Practical Research Methods in Public Policy
Political Economy of China
Political Economy of Sustainable Development
International Relations of China
Chinese Public Policy
Global Public Policy
Academic activities and social practices
Complete the following activities:
1)Attending five academic lectures or giving one formal presentation in a national or international conference.
2)Being a conference volunteer, a research assistant, or an administrative assistant.
Fall & Spring
Students are required to write a graduation thesis during their second-year study in Fudan. The thesis should have a minimum number of 20,000 words.
Degree requirements in Fudan
Students can apply and receive a Certificate of Degree if he/she:
(1) Accomplish all required number of courses in each category, totally at least 34 credits;
(2) GPA of basic courses and core courses is greater than 2.0;
(3) Finish the thesis and pass the thesis defense.
(4) Finish all the above requirements in up to five years.
Students from Chinese mainland should submit applications to Fudan in June, 2022. Fudan and LSE will arrange a joint interview in July, 2022. Fudan admission results will be released in October, 2022. Students admitted to Fudan should submit online applications to LSE Online Application System by 30 November, 2022, and normally they will be admitted.
Students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan should：
a. complete National Postgraduate Entrance Examination (see more details at 面向港澳台招生信息网)
b. submit application to LSE Online Application System before December, 2022.
Fudan and LSE will arrange a joint interview in March or April, 2023. Admission results will be released before June, 2023.
International students should first apply at LSE. More details can be found at LSE website.Applications will be jointly reviewed and decided by LSE and Fudan. Admitted students must go through a separate process of application to Fudan University during the second semester of first year (See below for details).
Fudan application (international students)
April, 2024: Submit application to Fudan system
June/July, 2024: Receive admission notice from Fudan
August, 2024: Apply for a visa
1)Valid Regular Passport Photocopy (Personal Information Page)
2)Bachelor Diploma & Degree Certificate
4)Two Academic References
5)LSE Offer Letter
6)Proof of Financial Capacity
Department of Social Policy, LSE
2nd Floor, Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University
Room 801A, West Sub-building of Guanghua Towers, Fudan University,
No.220, Handan Road, 200433 Shanghai, P.R.China
Telephone:+86 (021) 65642019
Last updated on September 23, 2022.