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Full time & Part time September MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Economics (10) Education (11) Mathematics (25) Sociology (33)

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Are you ready to take your social research skills to the next level? Look no further than the Social Research Methods MSc programme at LSE. This dynamic course offers advanced training in research methodologies, allowing you to specialise in areas such as Population and Gender. You'll develop expertise in research design, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and gain practical skills to conduct and report on social research projects. What sets this programme apart is its alignment with ESRC requirements for PhD training, preparing you for a successful career in social research. With academic mentorship and access to LSE LIFE for personal and professional development, you'll be fully supported throughout your studies. Plus, with almost half of graduates pursuing PhDs or working in prestigious research roles, the career prospects are outstanding. Take the next step in your academic journey with the Social Research Methods MSc – your gateway to a successful future in social research.

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This programme draws on the range of expertise available within the Department, as well as related academic departments, in order to provide advanced training in social research methodologies, combined with the opportunity to focus on a substantive social science area.

The MSc programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop sophistication in research design and quantitative and qualitative research, and to undertake courses in one or more social science disciplines. You will acquire skills of ‘practical scholarship’ and the ability to design, conduct, analyse and report a social research project. The MSc Social Research Methods also offers more specialised streams in Population and Gender.

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Student Profile

Laura Sochas

The programme prepares you really well for both applied and academic research. It’s very practical. There are almost as many teachers as students, so you can get lots of help if you need it, particularly for your dissertation. The department’s atmosphere is relaxed and collaborative, with great administrative support, which contributes to a stress-free experience. It’s inter-disciplinary as well, meaning everyone has different research interests.

I feel like the quality and breadth of methods training available has been invaluable in terms of building my skills both for research consultancies and academic research. I worked for four years in health research before my masters, which made me appreciate even more how important these skills are to being a confident and independent researcher. I find that in the professional world, it’s much easier to pick up content knowledge than methodological knowledge so I would definitely recommend using your masters to pick up practical methods skills.

Scholarships

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

LSE makes available over GBP 15 million annually in financial aid for its students. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an offer for a place and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

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