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What does it mean when a certain MSc Programme has been cancelled at LSE?

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    A certain MSc programme has been running for years at LSE but is unavailable for the application for the academic year 2017-2018 (it is still running for 2016-2017). Why do you think this may be? Is it due to rename, lack of postgraduate students actually enrolling, change of content, department funds etc?
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    (Original post by HANNAHBENLOLO)
    A certain MSc programme has been running for years at LSE but is unavailable for the application for the academic year 2017-2018 (it is still running for 2016-2017). Why do you think this may be? Is it due to rename, lack of postgraduate students actually enrolling, change of content, department funds etc?
    Could be any one or a combo of all those factors, plus possibly losing key staff.

    The Masters I completed in 2012 hasn't been run for a while now. They lost two key teaching staff (one retired, one moved on to a job outside academia) which meant that the core specialisms are no longer available. It's also quite selective (1 offer for every 8 applications in my year) so there isn't the demand to justify recruiting new specialists.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    Could be any one or a combo of all those factors, plus possibly losing key staff.

    The Masters I completed in 2012 hasn't been run for a while now. They lost two key teaching staff (one retired, one moved on to a job outside academia) which meant that the core specialisms are no longer available. It's also quite selective (1 offer for every 8 applications in my year) so there isn't the demand to justify recruiting new specialists.
    Thank you. Does it affect you in any way?
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    (Original post by HANNAHBENLOLO)
    Thank you. Does it affect you in any way?
    I suppose it reduces the number of potential specialists trained in my field and makes my employment prospects better. There's nothing like a lack of competition
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    I suppose it reduces the number of potential specialists trained in my field and makes my employment prospects better. There's nothing like a lack of competition
    Interesting point of view lol
 
 
 
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